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Fluoroquinolone is a type of drug used to prevent and treat infections. Fluoroquinolones are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. This risk is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Researchers successfully develop imaging technology of conjunctival goblet cells

Researchers successfully develop imaging technology of conjunctival goblet cells

New clinical guideline for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis published

New clinical guideline for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis published

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

Only half of patients with sinus, throat, or ear infections receive first-line antibiotics

Only half of patients with sinus, throat, or ear infections receive first-line antibiotics

African bacterium resists almost all drugs

African bacterium resists almost all drugs

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Thames typical of superbug-breeding rivers, says new study

Thames typical of superbug-breeding rivers, says new study

Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts

Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts

E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms

E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms

Australian seagulls carry superbugs

Australian seagulls carry superbugs

Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably need

Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably need

Improved TB Diagnostic Assay for Better Multiplexing from Bruker

Improved TB Diagnostic Assay for Better Multiplexing from Bruker

Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases found to be resistant to antibiotics

Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases found to be resistant to antibiotics

Ciprofloxacin may disrupt normal functions of connective tissue

Ciprofloxacin may disrupt normal functions of connective tissue

FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

FDA requires safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolones to strengthen warnings on adverse reactions

Research finds decrease in rate of C. difficile infections in hospitals across Canada

Research finds decrease in rate of C. difficile infections in hospitals across Canada

Research shows link between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic disease

Research shows link between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic disease

Study finds link between dietary sugar and increasing bacterial epidemics

Study finds link between dietary sugar and increasing bacterial epidemics

Dietary sugar may contribute to increasing frequency, severity of bacterial epidemics

Dietary sugar may contribute to increasing frequency, severity of bacterial epidemics

Researchers identify 'strategies' used by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotics

Researchers identify 'strategies' used by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotics