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

Sophie Monk Stranded in Dubai with Swollen Foot

By IBTimes AU

Sophie Monk is suffering from a mysterious illness that caused her foot to swell. (11:32 am)

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Shakira Reportedly Pregnant With Second Baby: Pregnant Women Should Stop Using Antibacterial Soaps -- Study

By IBTimes AU

Shakira is pregnant with her second child with boyfriend footballer Gerard Pique. Pregnant women should stop using antibacterial soaps as they harm both mother and baby a study says. (Aug 15)

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Kim Kardashian's Battle With Psoriasis, How to Fight It

By IBTimes AU

Kim Kardashian was diagnosed with psoriasis on an episode of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" in 2011 because of complaints of red, flaky patches of skin. (Aug 11)

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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. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INFECTION

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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