In common usage, an antibiotic is a substance or compound that killsbacteria or inhibits their growth. Antibacterial is an alternative name. Antibiotics belong to the broader group of antimicrobial compounds, used to treat infections caused by microorganisms, including fungi and protozoa.

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Miley Cyrus-Liam Hemsworth Back On? Aussie Actor Reaches Out to Former Fiancée

By IBTimes IN

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus might have called off their engagement and gone their separate ways, but the Australian actor still cares for his former fiancée. (Apr 22)

Honey
Honey Highly Effective in Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs: Study

By IBTimes IN

Honey can be used to fight infections, including the ones that are antibiotic-resistant, a new study says. (Mar 18)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION

Flesh-eating Disease Facts: Signs And Symptoms, Causes And Contraction, Prevention And Treatment

By IBTimes AU

Flesh-eating disease is currently getting so much attention worldwide as it is rare and virtually life-threatening condition. (Feb 27)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, INFECTION, CANCER

7 healing health benefits of honey
7 Healing Health Benefits of Honey

By IBTimes IN Special

The discovery of honey presumably is older than the Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations. Originated from a German word 'honeg', honey was the oldest and most widespread sweetener in ancient history. (Feb 10)

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Bird Flu Outbreak in China, New Strain Kills One

By IBTimes IN

Scientists have identified another deadly new strain of bird flu in China, amidst the recent H7N9 outbreak in the country that killed three Chinese people and infected another 300. (Feb 05)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INFECTION, BIRD FLU, H5N1

GlaxoSmithKline Pledges £200m To Upgrade UK Production Sites

By IBTimes UK

Britain's "Patent Box" tax breaks motivate GSK to invest more in UK. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, INVESTMENT

Superbugs 'Colonize' Australian Babies in Hospitals, Doctors Scramble For Control

By IBTimes AU

Australian doctors are trying to control a potentially deadly superbug discovered in more than 20 babies in Casey Hospital and Monash Medical Centre in the southeast part of Melbourne. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION, CANCER, AUSTRALIA

Aussie Travelers Warned Against Gonorrhoea, Measles And Other Infections While On Travel

By IBTimes AU

An infections expert reminds Australians who plans to travel overseas to do everything they can to avoid bringing any disease home. (Nov 22)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, INFECTION

Thousands of Australians Dying from Superbugs, Experts Fear High Risk of Infection

By IBTimes AU

Australians are dying from superbugs or antibiotic resistant bacteria due to overuse of antibiotics. The risk of infection may make it difficult for doctors to perform hip replacements or treat leukemia in the coming years. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INFECTION, LEUKEMIA

Superbug Claims First Victim in New Zealand, Doctors Monitor Second Case

By IBTimes AU

A man from Wellington, New Zealand is the first to die after contracting antibiotic resistant bacteria. At 68 years old, Brian Pool is believed to be the first victim of the superbug in New Zealand. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, INFECTION

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