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Keeping premature babies on antibiotics too long may raise superbug infection risks  

Antibiotics given to 80% of premature babies may alter their gut bacteria for DECADES – and leave them more vulnerable to superbugs, study finds Researchers compared premature babies treated with antibiotics for 21 months to preemies treated for a week and untreated full-term babies Heavily-treated infants had less diverse bacteria in their guts and, of what… Read More »

Many Americans Take Antibiotics Without a Prescription

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 — No one would argue that antibiotics are an amazing 20th-century innovation, promising a quick cure for bacterial illnesses that might otherwise cause serious harm or death. But they are not without risk, especially when taken without a doctor’s supervision. Yet a new study review suggests that’s exactly what many Americans… Read More »

Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The bacterial infection, transmitted by a tiny winged insect from China, has evaded all efforts to contain it, decimating Florida’s citrus industry and forcing scores of growers out of business. In a last-ditch attempt to slow the infection, Mr. Petteway… Read More »