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Results tagged “antibiotic” from Natural Health News

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Antibiotics administered during labor delay healthy gut bacteria in babies



Delay increased with longer durations of exposure to the antibiotics Date: November 28, 2017 Source: McMaster University Summary: Antibiotics administered during labour for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) affect the development of gut bacteria in babies, according to a study....

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Are doctors prescribing antibiotics too often for sinus infections?



Are doctors prescribing antibiotics too often for sinus infections? Date: July 26, 2017 Source: University of Georgia Summary: Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor's office with an antibiotic prescription in hand....

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Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic action



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action Date: April 2, 2017 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: Antibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses...

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Taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk for child becoming obese



Taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk for child becoming obese A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a...

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Common antibiotic linked to heart deaths



The antibiotic clarithromycin -- widely used for treating common bacterial infections -- is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths, finds a study published on thebmj.com today. The authors say their findings require urgent confirmation, given that many millions...

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Probiotics Prevent Diarrhea Related to Antibiotic Use



May 30, 2013 -- Probiotic supplements have the potential to prevent diarrhea caused by antibiotics, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The authors studied Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections in patients taking antibiotics and found symptoms of diarrhea were substantially...

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Risk of Kidney Disease Doubled With Use of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics



June 3, 2013 -- The risk of acute kidney disease is doubled for people taking oral fluoroquinolone antibiotics, according to a study of published inCMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).Fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin, are common broad-spectrum antibiotics most often used to...

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Antibiotics Ineffective for Most Sinus Infections, Study Finds



ScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2012) -- Antibiotics that doctors typically prescribe for sinus infections do not reduce symptoms any better than an inactive placebo, according to investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Patients don't get better...

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Honey Could Be Effective at Treating and Preventing Wound Infections



ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2012) -- Manuka honey could help clear chronic wound infections and even prevent them from developing in the first place, according to a new study published in Microbiology. The findings provide further evidence for the clinical...

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Poultry Farms That Go Organic Have Significantly Fewer Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria



  ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2011) -- Antibiotic use in conventional animal food production in the United States has created public health concern because it has been shown to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can potentially spread...

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Antibiotics Overused for Children With Asthma and Urinary Tract Infections



  ScienceDaily (May 26, 2011) -- Two new studies led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found some antibiotics may be overused for children with asthma and urinary tract infections. The findings raise concerns around...

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Antibiotics Disrupt Gut Ecology, Metabolism



Antibiotics Disrupt Gut Ecology, MetabolismScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2011) -- Humans carry several pounds of microbes in our gastro-intestinal tracts. Recent research suggests that this microbial ecosystem plays a variety of critical roles in our health. Now, working in a mouse...

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When You Cough Up Green or Yellow Phlegm You Need to Be Prescribed Antibiotics, Right?



When You Cough Up Green or Yellow Phlegm You Need to Be Prescribed Antibiotics, Right?ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2011) -- Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery,...

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Early Antibiotic Use Can Lead to Increased Risk of Childhood Asthma



Early Antibiotic Use Can Lead to Increased Risk of Childhood Asthma, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2011) -- When babies are given antibiotics, their risk of developing asthma by age 6 may increase by 50 percent. This relationship between antibiotic...

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Antibiotics Have Long-Term Impacts on Gut Flora



Antibiotics Have Long-Term Impacts on Gut Flora ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2010) -- Short courses of antibiotics can leave normal gut bacteria harbouring antibiotic resistance genes for up to two years after treatment, say scientists writing in the latest issue of...

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Honey as an Antibiotic



Honey as an Antibiotic: Scientists Identify a Secret Ingredient in Honey That Kills BacteriaScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) -- Sweet news for those looking for new antibiotics: A new research published in the July 2010 print edition of the FASEB Journal...

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