Tag Archives: Resistant

What is resistant starch?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Resistant starches are starches that the body cannot break down and use for energy. Read this article to learn about the types of resistant starch and their potential health benefits. Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today

Malaria parasites that are resistant to drugs ‘spreading rapidly in South East Asia’

Malaria parasites resistant to several drugs are spreading rapidly in South East Asia, scientists have warned. A new report in The Lancet Infectious Diseases examined samples collected from patients with malaria from Cambodia, Laos, north-eastern Thailand and Vietnam, between 2007 and 2018. From 1,673 whole genome sequences, researchers found the new resistant type of parasite… Read More »

Multi-drug resistant Shigella detected in the UK and USA, mostly in gay men

Public health authorities in the UK have issued a warning about a highly drug-resistant strain of a serious bacterial gut infection that can be contracted through sex. Between March and November last year, 17 cases of Shigella dysentery with resistance to several first-line antibiotics were detected. It appears that transmission is clustered among gay and… Read More »

Salmonella found to be resistant to different classes of antibiotics

Brazil’s Ministry of Health received reports of 11,524 outbreaks of foodborne diseases between 2000 and 2015, with 219,909 individuals falling sick and 167 dying from the diseases in question. Bacteria caused most outbreaks of such illnesses, including diarrhea and gastroenteritis. The most frequent were Salmonella spp., with 31,700 cases diagnosed in the period (14.4% of… Read More »