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Autism symptoms improved in child after taking antibiotics for strep throat

27 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Antibiotic amoxilin, typically used for strep throat, prompted dramatic improvements in autistic boy, resulting in study of the link between brains of autistic children and gut bacteria. Leader of the research, John Rodakis, decided to initiate the research after his autistic son showed significant improvements, such as maintaining eye contact,…


Banned antibiotics still found in cow’s milk

10 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest concerns occupying the minds of doctors today, but people still use them disproportionately despite numerous suggesting the negative impact of overusing antibiotics. Scientists have found that many antibiotics show up in cow’s milk, which is making milk unsafe for human consumption. Recently, FDA…


Bacteria mutation explains why they become drug resistant

3 Mar, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
The danger of antibiotics becoming ineffective shortly may be averted after a breakthrough identified the mechanism causing bacteria cells to become resistant to drugs. Scientists noticed a mutation in a strain of Salmonella, and they hope this mutation will lead to the development of better, more effective therapies and drugs.…


Indiscriminate use of antibiotics remains a problem

13 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Health experts worldwide have long maintained that reducing the number of antibiotics prescribed to patients prevents overuse and consequently reduces the resistance to medication. These efforts however, have yet to produce the intended results, and antibiotic resistance is a significant public health concern. Most people either do not really understand…


Antibiotics no better than placebo in curing bronchiolitis

13 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Babies with bronchiolitis are often treated in the hospital using antibiotics, generously prescribed by health professionals to their parents' stupefaction. Despite being caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the frequently unjustified prescription of antibiotics for treatment of bronchiolitis  keeps puzzling the scientific community. In a recent study, researchers from the…


Doctors urged to prescribe less antibiotics

10 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Too many antibiotics prescribed to patience may lead to an overuse with dire consequences on the number of infections becoming resistant to them. Public health experts urge doctors to stop prescribing antibiotics unless situation requires it. Hospital doctors prescribed 12 percent more antibiotics, while GPs prescribed 4% more between 2010…


Antibiotics might effectively treat eating disorders

8 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Antibiotics might effectively treat anorexia and bulimia, new study reveals. According to experts, bacteria inside the gut prevents the body from regulating appetite. Doctors believe that dealing with the physical factors might reduce the rate of disorders, even though psychological and genetic factors are a major cause of the disorders. An…


Fatigued doctors prescribe more antibiotics in the afternoon

8 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When exhaustion sets in following morning and afternoon sessions, physicians will prescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections more likely in the day, a new study reveals. Doctors with visible signs of fatigue contribute to the increased rate of antibiotics prescribed as the day passes. Jeffrey A Linder is a researcher at…


Children risk obesity if treated with antibiotics

30 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New evidence shows risks of childhood obesity grow if kids are frequently treated with antibiotics. According to new US study published recently, children’s exposure to a broad spectrum of antibiotics before the age of two elevates the risk of obesity by 20%. Furthermore, over prescription of antibiotics leads to drug-resisting…


Current antibiotics allarmigly ineffective against common infections

26 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The common antibiotics family doctors prescribe are incapable to combat everyday infections, as recent study shows. Researchers examined the number of antibiotic failures associated with four common diseases across UK, between 1991 and 2012. The study involved more than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions for upper and lower respiratory tract infections,…