Tagged as Antibiotics

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant “superbugs” are an increasing problem. Treatment can be tricky, with an increasing number of antibiotics becoming useless against them. Now, researchers are going old-school, taking a closer look at a toxin discovered over 50 years ago as a means of knocking out these persistent, potentially deadly infections. MRSA and other...
July 29, 2020
Antibiotics have changed the face of infection treatment, making many diseases that were once death sentences — the -bubonic plague-, for example — frequently treatable. But now, antibiotic resistance threatens to turn the tables once again, with superbugs rising to wreak havoc on unsuspecting populations. Antibiotics are important in the treatment of numerous infections, but overuse has led to strains...
January 31, 2020
Most people are aware of the health benefits of taking the right combination of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. However, they might not be aware that there are actually a few common natural items that can also serve as antibiotics. There are many reasons for people to seek out reliable natural remedies to treat their common health concerns. For starters, natural medicines can often have...
December 12, 2019
Antibiotics are one of the biggest double-edged swords in medicine. They’re a life-saving gift, sparing us from countless diseases that were deadly just a century ago. They can also cause more harm than good when they’re misused or abused, leading to opportunistic infections and the creation of superbugs. So how do we make sure we’re using them correctly? We can help sort it out. To be safe, make sure...
November 25, 2019
Antibiotic resistance has led to the development of superbugs, which are responsible for at least -2 million infections- and 23,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Until now, treatments have proved ineffective against these ever-changing strains of bacteria, but a recent medical breakthrough could change that. Scientists have discovered a new -compound- that presents exciting opportunities for the future...
July 8, 2019
Research conducted by the -University of Chicago- showed that long-term antibiotic treatment may be effective at warding off and slowing down Alzheimer’s disease in men. The study analyzed the effects of antibiotics on gut bacteria, which has been linked with the development of the disease. Although the study was conducted on male and female mice, the treatment was found to be ineffective in female...
July 3, 2019