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About Antibiotic Use and Resistance

About Antibiotic Use and Resistance

If You Have a Cold or Flu, Antibiotics Won’t Work for You. Are you aware that colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections are caused by viruses? Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? It’s true. For the overwhelming majority of common respiratory infections, antibiotics are not […]

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Baby food recalled over bacteria fears

Baby food recalled over bacteria fears

Baby food recalled over bacteria fears All lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food are being recalled by Graceleigh due to the potential presence of Cronobacter after the FDA discovered that the product was not manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations and was not tested for the bacteria. The products being recalled come in 12.84-ounce […]

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Youths with alcohol-branded merchandise more likely to drink, review finds

Youths with alcohol-branded merchandise more likely to drink, review finds

Youths with alcohol-branded merchandise more likely to drink, review finds Australian researchers found that youths who owned caps, shirts and other merchandise with alcohol logos had a higher risk of teenage drinking, compared with those who didn’t own alcohol-branded products. The findings in Pediatrics, based on a review of 13 studies involving 26,000 children and teens, […]

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Supplements may interfere with prescription drugs, research shows

Supplements may interfere with prescription drugs, research shows

The Wall Street Journal (2/29, D1, Landro, Subscription Publication) reports that there is increasing evidence that over-the-counter nutritional supplements may interfere with a host of prescription drugs for a variety of common conditions. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, is funding research around the nation into possible adverse […]