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Antibiotics use increases susceptibility to fungal infections

May 19, 2022

A new study from the University of Birmingham has uncovered how patients on heavy antibiotics use are at risk of fungal infection because of disruptions to their immune system. The study involved patients at a UK hospital – patients treated with antibiotics to prevent bacterial infections and sepsis instead developed fungal infections particularly caused by […]

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Extensive antibiotics use increases future risk of colon cancer

September 6, 2021

Constant use of antibiotics can affect the intestinal microbiome and increase the risk of colon cancer, confirmed researchers at Umeå University, Sweden. According to Sophia Harlid, cancer researcher at the university, although the increase in risk was greatest for those taking a high amount of antibiotics, the Swedish study of 40,000 cancer cases also suggests […]

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Singapore creates national action plan against antimicrobial resistance

December 28, 2016

As more and more Singaporeans use antibiotics as a quick fix for their ailments, the country’s governmentaims to tackle the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country with the development a national action plan. Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said it is working with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the National Environment […]

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