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Millions Of Antibiotic Prescriptions For Kids May Be Unnecessary, Study Finds

September 15, 2014 – Pediatric researchers found that 11 million prescriptions for antibiotics in kids may be unnecessary. Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they’re actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic…

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Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance

Honey, that delectable condiment for breads and fruits, could be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, according to researchers who presented their findings at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Medical professionals sometimes use honey successfully as…

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Genetically Modifying Humans Via Antibiotics? Something You Need To Know

by Lisa Bloomquist A new kind of antibiotic has been developed by researchers at Oregon State University. The new antibiotics are called PPMOs, which stand for peptide-conjugated phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomers.  They are “a synthetic analog of DNA or RNA that has the ability to silence…

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Harvard: Antibiotics DRASTICALLY overprescribed, effectiveness threatened

A vast majority of people who see their doctors for sore throats or acute bronchitis receive antibiotics, yet only a small percentage should, according to analyses of two major national surveys being presented at IDWeek 2013™. Those illnesses usually are caused by viruses, and antibiotics…

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