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Drug resistance: Could these onions help us win the war?
Researchers find that compounds from a species of onion can kill the tuberculosis bacterium. Could this be the key to combatting drug resistance? (Medical News Today)

Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic
Clostridium difficile infections are on the rise, and they now routinely kill thousands of people every year. Find out which food additive is to blame. (Medical News Today)

Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer
Type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to inhibit and reverse the development of multidrug resistance in vitro in breast cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

What causes antibiotic resistance?
Resistance to antibiotics kills more than 20,000 people in the U.S. each year. But how do bugs become resistant to drugs that once worked so well? (Medical News Today)

Drug resistance: WHO report 'serious lack of new antibiotics'
A new report from the WHO reveals that the current scope of new antibiotic development is far from what is needed to tackle drug resistance. (Medical News Today)

Antibacterial combination could fight drug-resistant tuberculosis
Ceftazidime-avibactam has potent sterilizing activity against highly drug-resistant tuberculosis. (Medical News Today)

PATHWAY-2 uncovers main cause of drug-resistant hypertension, finds old drugs work best
Salt retention is the main culprit behind drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN), with older diuretic medications being the most effective treatment, according to new results from the PATHWAY-2 study. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance rises in 'lonely' mutating microbes
A major study led by The University of Manchester has discovered that so called 'lonely' microbes, those living at low population densities, are more likely to mutate causing higher rates of... (Medical News Today)

New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics. (Medical News Today)

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug
Sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death and could help medics develop new treatments as we move towards personalised medicine, say scientists... (Medical News Today)

Even bacteria have baggage - and understanding that is key to fighting superbugs
New research points to treatment strategies for multi-drug antibiotic resistance using currently available drugs. (Medical News Today)

Could probiotics replace antibiotics in wound healing?
Antibiotics are increasingly failing to keep serious infections at bay. Research indicates that probiotic bacteria might help, but more evidence is needed. (Medical News Today)

Three klebsiella bacteria species cause life-threatening infections and share drug resistance genes
A team of US researchers has discovered that three different species of Klebsiella bacteria can cause life-threatening infections in hospital patients and that all three share genes that confer... (Medical News Today)

'Complete the course' message for antibiotics should be dropped
Advice that patients should complete a course of antibiotics is not supported by evidence and should be dropped, according to researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and colleagues. (Medical News Today)

Novel class of antibiotics shows promise against plague, drug-resistant bacteria
Pathogenic bacteria are rapidly developing resistance to the arsenal of microbial therapies - and driving researchers to identify families of therapeutics with new modes of action. (Medical News Today)

MRSA emerged years before methicillin was even discovered
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged long before the introduction of the antibiotic methicillin into clinical practice, according to a study published in the open access journal... (Medical News Today)

Is Manuka honey really a superfood?
Manuka honey has become highly popular, mainly because it's being called a superfood. Learn about the reported benefits, uses, and risks of Manuka honey. (Medical News Today)

New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan
Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is... (Medical News Today)

Common antimicrobials help patients recover from MRSA abscesses
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and commonly cause skin infections that can lead to more serious or life-threatening infection in... (Medical News Today)

Finding the perfect match: A new approach to battle drug-resistant bacteria
Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve resistance. (Medical News Today)

Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help thwart antibiotic-resistant TB
The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. But a newly discovered natural antibiotic - produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient - could... (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria
Scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the biotechnology company NAICONS Srl., and elsewhere have discovered a new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria: pseudouridimycin. (Medical News Today)

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells
When it comes to killing cancer stem cells - key drivers of cancer metastasis and recurrence - vitamin C and antibiotics can form a lethal combination. (Medical News Today)

New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant... (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 fatty acids weaken Listeria, study finds
Omega-3 fatty acids can neutralize Listeria monocytogenes, making the listeriosis-causing bacterium vulnerable to attack, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

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