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How To Create Antibiotics That Don't Hurt Hearing
2012-06-12 06:52:11

Apramycin, already used in animals, shows promise against drug-resistant TB and other 'superbugs,' without hearing loss The world needs new antibiotics to overcome the ever increasing resistance of disease-causing bacteria — but it doesn't need the side effect that comes with some of the most powerful ones now available: hearing loss. Today, researchers report they have developed a new approach to designing antibiotics that kill even "superbugs" but spare the delicate sensory cells...

2006-04-26 16:41:13

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - People treated with the antibiotic gentamicin can reduce the risk of permanent hearing loss, a possible side effect, by also taking aspirin, a study showed on Wednesday. The finding could be especially important in poorer countries where gentamicin and similar drugs, known as aminoglycosides, are used widely because they are inexpensive and often available over the counter, the researchers said. Millions of people take the drug worldwide each year...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.