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Overprescribing Antibiotics for Toddlers Can Cause Child Obesity

Overprescribing Antibiotics for Toddlers Can Cause Child Obesity

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that prescribing excessive amounts of antibiotics to toddlers can cause not only resistant bacteria, but also child obesity. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital conducted a study of 31,733 toddlers who received periodic health checks between 2008 and 2012 to arrive at [...]

Researchers Use Polar Organisms to Develop New Antibiotics

Researchers Use Polar Organisms to Develop New Antibiotics

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has announced plans to use the genetic resources of polar organisms to develop new antibiotics that suppress super bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics. In a two-year preliminary study from 2018, the Korea Polar Research Institute confirmed structural deformation of existing antibiotics using polar fungi and the possibility [...]

S. Korea’s Antibiotics Prescriptions Still Most Among OECD Countries

S. Korea’s Antibiotics Prescriptions Still Most Among OECD Countries

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea remained the biggest consumer of antibiotics in 2016, topping the list among member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), health records showed Wednesday. The defined daily dose (DDD), a measure of usage for antibiotics, was 34.8 in South Korea, meaning 34.8 out of [...]

Antibiotics Use down in S. Korea, Highest among OECD Members

Antibiotics Use down in S. Korea, Highest among OECD Members

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s consumption of antibiotics has been greatly reduced, a government report showed Thursday, but the country remains the top user among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries.  According to the report by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the prescription rate of antibiotics for [...]

S. Korea’s Antibiotic Use down in 2015, Still Highest Among OECD Countries

S. Korea’s Antibiotic Use down in 2015, Still Highest Among OECD Countries

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s consumption of antibiotics edged down in 2015 but remained the highest among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the health ministry said Monday.  According to the ministry, the country’s antibiotic use was tallied at 31.1 defined daily dose (DDD) per 1,000 people, meaning 31.1 [...]

Antibiotics Prescription for Infants Much Higher in South Korea: Report

Antibiotics Prescription for Infants Much Higher in South Korea: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean infants are prescribed antibiotics in much higher frequency than those in other countries, the latest research report said Thursday, confirming concerns in the medical community of serious misuse that could hurt the immune system.  The results show South Korean toddlers on average are prescribed antibiotics 3.41 times [...]

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Center for Disease Control & Prevention confirmed Wednesday the presence in Korea of a “super bacteria” gene – Mobile Colistin Resistance-1 (MCR-1) – that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics.  Three cases of the genes were found, according to the KCDC, after testing 9,300 samples of intestinal bacteria [...]

Growing Attention to Probiotics for Poultry Production

Growing Attention to Probiotics for Poultry Production

Selangor, Malaysia, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – In a study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, the research team reported that all three strains – which belong to the species Lactobacillus salivarius - would probably be able to survive and colonize the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of chickens: they exhibited good tolerance to acid, bile [...]