Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that hearing loss can be caused by certain antibiotics. A class of antibiotics known as¬†aminoglycosides are used commonly in pediatrics to treat serious infections such as meningitis and bacteremia. The researchers gave one group of mice a low dose of¬†aminoglycosides and they developed some hearing loss but the […]

Meningitis-Iron Gladiators Slay Scavengers

Meningitis-Iron Gladiators Slay Scavengers

Meningitis-Iron Gladiators Slay Scavengers Fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, and a rash could be flu symptoms. But the give-away could be the rash for a case of bacterial meningitis. Meningitis is a life threatening inflammation of the protective covering of the brain and spinal cord, and can be caused by several things. In this […]