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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Articles About Antibiotic

Students receive free condoms at an event organised by the United Nations
Breakthrough: HIV Virus-Killing Condom Developed By Australian Researchers

By IBTimes AU

To kill the HIV virus, a new condom has been designed by Australian researchers which could be made available for sale within a few months. (12:42 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INFECTION

Handout Transmission Electron Micrograph Shows Particles of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus
New Zealand Finds Way to Combat Superbugs; Global Health Crisis a ‘Man-Made Threat’

By IBTimes AU

The battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far from over as scientists in Wellington, New Zealand continue their quest. According to reports, microbiologists from Victoria University are working on new and cheap drugs to address the growing global health problem. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION

Woman suffering from Tuberculosis holds her baby, who suffers from TB and malnutrition, in a hospital in Minakaman
Childhood TB May be '25% Higher Than Estimated' - Study

By IBTimes AU

Lancet Global Health has published a research suggesting about 15 million children suffer from tuberculosis (TB) annually while 53 million succumb to latent TB infection that may eventually lead to contagious TB. (Jul 10)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, INFECTION

WHO Urges Australia, New Zealand, USA to Eliminate Tuberculosis

By IBTimes AU

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the US to help eliminate the deadly tuberculosis completely by the year 2050. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, AIDS

This undated handout image shows microbes (C) degrading oil (upper right) in the deepwater plume from the BP oil spill in the Gulf, a study by Berkeley Lab researchers has shown.
New Weapon to Combat ʺSuperbugsʺ

By IBTimes AU

Through a striking finding, a group of Canadian researchers from McMaster University has discovered a chemical compound known as AMA which can turn off an evil gene called New Delhi Metallo-beta-Lactamase-1, or NDM-1. This gene is present in three types of superbugs. (Jul 03)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION

Medicines
Forbes Global 2000: Biggest Drug Companies of 2014; Pfizer Tops List

By IBTimes AU

The Forbes Global 2000 ranks annually the top 2,000 public companies in the world as assessed by Forbes magazine on the basis of sales, profit, assets and market value and has been published from 2004 onwards. (Jun 25)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, PFIZER, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, ARTHRITIS, MANUFACTURING, RUSSIA

Handout Transmission Electron Micrograph Shows Particles of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus
Scientists Demand Global Response Against 'Superbugs,' Threat to Rival Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

Medical experts are calling on the governments to create a global response against the rise of bacteria resistance to antibiotics and other drugs. (May 23)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, INFECTION, LEUKEMIA, AUSTRALIA

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on the Rise in New Zealand

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's leading microbiologist said the country may be set back 100 years when disease-causing bacteria will eventually become immune to antibiotics. According to Dr Siouxsie Wells, she agrees with the findings of the World Health Organisa... (May 01)

Singer Miley Cyrus twerks with a dancer dressed as Santa Claus as she performs during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Miley Cyrus Hospitalization More than What it Seems, Friends Speculate Actress Going through Drugs Detox

By IBTimes AU

Miley Cyrus may be hospitalized because of drugs detox. (Apr 28)

MORE TOPICS: ALLERGY, INFECTION

Miley Cyrus Hospitalised for Drug Detox Program and Not Allergic Reaction?

By IBTimes AU

Miley Cyrus has now returned home after spending several days in hospital due to an allergic reaction to an anti-biotic drug. However there is speculation in the media that the real reason why Miley was hospitalized was not an allergic reaction but b... (Apr 28)

MORE TOPICS: ALLERGY

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