Antibiotics

That Gut Feeling

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

We're benefitting the medical world, whilst getting to know our own bodies better, in turn (hopefully) making them healthier - it's WIN WIN all round. Who knew sharing a womb could be so salubrious?!

Antibiotics- Why Aren't We Asking the Patient?

Jim Sherifi | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

Yet patients, and that is you and me, are supposed to be at the heart of every GP consultation. We GPs are repeatedly urged to put the patient's wishes above everything else. So why has no one ever asked patients' what those wishes actually are?

Antibiotics 'Failing To Treat Common Infections'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Antibiotic resistance is becomingly an increasingly "real and worrying threat", according to new research. This comes after a health study found th...

Some Antibiotics Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Antibiotics are usually prescribed to make us feel better, but one antibiotic could actually be damaging to our health. New research suggests a com...

Superbugs: The Hidden Menace of Antibiotics Fed to Farm Animals

Philip Lymbery | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

I am not suggesting that we do not treat sick animals. However, dosing an entire flock of factory farmed chickens or a herd of dairy cattle with antibiotics as a preventative measure is a major contributor to some resistant infections in humans.

Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' Are On The Rise

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Resistant superbugs are spreading world-wide and threaten that common infections will once again become killers despite antibiotics. A new report f...

12 Signs That It's Time to Change Doctor

Marek Doyle | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

If you suspect your doctor is providing you with substandard treatment but can't quite pinpoint where the problem lies, then this list is for you. Here are the dozen most common red flags that will tell you if your doctor is blundering with your health. Ready? Let's begin with the first six.

And You Thought Meatless Monday Was Just for Hippies

Patrick Drake | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Drake

Global warming isn't the fictional bogey man many once thought it to be and its effects go way beyond marooning polar bears on melting icebergs. The methane (noisily) produced by livestock is 20 times more deleterious as a greenhouse gas than C02, which makes meat production the second most damaging source of greenhouse gases in the world.

Could Using Antibiotics As A Child Make You Develop Eczema?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | PA | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The use of antibiotics in the first 12 months of life may increase the chance of developing eczema by up to 40%, according to a new study. The repo...

Antibiotics Could Relieve Back Pain Caused By Infection For 40% Of Sufferers

PA | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A simple course of antibiotics could relieve chronic back pain for up to 40% of sufferers, scientists claim. Researchers have demonstrated a link b...

If Your Easter Lamb Disappoints - Here's Why. The Case For The Vegan Option Continued.

Sue Cross | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

News of the thousands of sheep that were lost in last week's snow drifts has given us an insight into sheep farming. Warnings were issued several days...

The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance Could Provide a Stimulus for Economic Recovery

Stephen Caddick | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Caddick

If we take the right approach to this major challenge, we could improve our economy along with the health of our nation we have all of the pieces we need at our disposal, but we need concerted action to get them to work together.

Will Antibiotic Resistance Put an End to Factory Farming? A Case for the Vegan Option Continued

Sue Cross | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

If we are concerned about the over-use of antibiotics in human medicine then alarm bells should sound louder still when it comes to their use in intensive farming.

An Injection of Hope Into the Medical "Apocalypse"?

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

The original doom and gloom merchants touting a coming apocalypse were religious seers. Nowadays, though, faith-based threats of calamity tend to be...

Superbugs 'Could Take Us Back To 19th Century'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

The "catastrophic" threat posed by antibiotic resistance should be ranked alongside terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the Government's Chi...

Could Antibiotics Crisis Mean Colds Become Fatal?

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Patients have been urged not to request antibiotics for coughs and colds due to an increasing resistance to treatments in the population. It is imp...

Are Farmers Making You Fat?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Farmers may have caused the obesity epidemic by using antibiotics to fatten up livestock, according to a study. Researchers found low exposure to a...

Cases Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis On The Rise

PA | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Drug-resistant cases of Tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in the UK, figures suggest. The number of cases of the infectious disease which could not...

Last Effective Treatment For Gonorrhoea 'Fails'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Urgent action must be taken to prevent millions of people across the world running out of treatment options for gonorrhoea, warns the World Health Or...

Garlic Is ‘100 Times Better’ At Beating Food Poisoning

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Have you got food poisoning? Forget asking your GP for antibiotics, as scientists reckon garlic is not only great at fighting vampires – it also bea...

Are Chickens To Blame For Female Urinary Tract Infections?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

American researchers have discovered that a germ strain found in E. coli, which causes painful urinary infections in women, could come from chickens. ...

A Sore Throat Could Soon Be Fatal, Warns World Health Organisation

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Antibiotics could soon become ineffective, making conditions harder to treat and minor ailments potentially fatal, the head of the World Health Organi...

Bigger Doses Of Penicillin Needed For Today's Larger Children

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Penicillin doses for children need to be reviewed to take account of the fact youngsters are getting heavier, experts have said. Dos...

GPs Prescribing Too Many Antibiotics

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

GPs prescribe antibiotics to 97% of patients on request - despite increasing resistance to the drugs, new research suggests. According to the study...

3,000 Clinicians and Scientists Warn Government it Faces Ticking Time Bomb Over Lack of New Antibiotics

Ellee Seymour | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

It's that time of year when people start rushing off to their doctor with infections and plead for antibiotics where they are cautiously dispensed.