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Antibiotics can weaken flu defences, says new study

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, according to a study, reports The Indian Exress.  The research, published in the journal Cell Reports, discovered that signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defence in the lining of the lung. When mice with ... Read More »

Detergent, antibiotics found in milk samples

Dhaka, June 25 (UNB)— Researchers have found traces of detergent and antibiotics in samples of pasteurised and unpasteurised milk produced by several companies. Products of Pran, MilK Vita, Igloo, Aarong, and Farm Fresh were tested. All seven samples of pasteurised milk were found to contain antibiotics used to treat humans, according to Prof ABM Faruque, director of Biomedical Research Centre. ... Read More »

Antibiotics in Bangladesh river exceed ‘safe’ levels: Study

Dhaka, May 28 (UNB) – Antibiotics exceeded ‘safe’ levels by the “greatest degree” in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and Nigerian rivers, while a site in Austria was ranked the highest of the European sites monitored, says a new global study. Metronidazole has also exceeded safe levels by the biggest margin, with concentrations at one site in Bangladesh 300 times greater ... Read More »