Blood Test to Help Determine When Antibiotics Are Needed

Blood Test to Help Determine When Antibiotics Are Needed

People often go to the doctor when they are suffering miserably from a respiratory illness to request antibiotics. Even though most respiratory infections (like the common cold or a flu) are a virus and antibiotics are ineffective on a virus, doctors prescribe them as a precaution, rather than tell the patient to take something over […]

Antibiotic Resistance Growing Problem Worldwide

Antibiotic Resistance Growing Problem Worldwide

  Common ailments can turn into killers when the bugs become immune to more common prescription drugs available. This growing resistance to antibiotics has become a problem worldwide, according to recent research. World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan stressed that resistance is “reaching dangerously high levels.” Resistance can occur naturally as germs mutate. But, overuse […]

Fighting Increasing Number of Superbug Infections

Fighting Increasing Number of Superbug Infections

Two million illnesses were caused by antibiotic-resistant germs this year in the U.S. alone. At least 23,000 in the country died from them. If the situation was not bad enough, public health officials report that the number of superbug infections keeps increasing and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking for […]

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