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Few Days on Antibiotics Often as Good as Weeks – Scientific American

Shorter courses cause fewer side effects and breed fewer antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” Dozens of studies show that for many bacterial infections, a short course of antibiotics, measured in days, performs as well as the traditional course, measured in weeks. Shorter courses also carry a lower risk of side effects… Continue Source: A Few Days on Antibiotics Are […]

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DESENSITIVITY TO ANTIBIOTICS PASSED TO HUMANS WHO EAT PIGS

UPI.com By Stephen Feller   |   Nov. 19, 2015 at 5:52 PM Gene found that could make common bacteria resistant to antibiotics Scientists think the bacteria developed resistance in pigs treated with the antibiotic colistin and it was passed to humans who ate the animals. Pigs, like other animals raised for food, are often given antibiotics […]