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Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely

Posted 1 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

-- An antibiotic can be a lifesaver if you or someone you love has a bacterial infection. But an antibiotic isn't always appropriate or necessary, warns the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are potential risks: Causing inadvertent destruction of "good" bacteria, which may cause additional problems, such as a yeast infection or diarrhea. Causing an infection that's resistant ...

Rivers May Be Factor in Antibiotic Resistance

Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 – Rivers and streams could be major contributors to antibiotic resistance due to the many infection-fighting medications flushed into them, a new study says. Antibiotic resistance means that commonly used medications don't work as well – or don't work at all – in fighting infections. For this study, British researchers analyzed water and sediment samples from 13 sites ...

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