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Antibiotic Guardian

For infections that our bodies are good at fighting off on their own, like coughs, colds, sore throats and flu, I pledge to try treating the symptoms …

This Pharmacy Ad Suggests “Very, Very Strong Antibiotics” Even When They Won’t Do Any Good

When you’re sick, it makes sense that you want a pill to just make all the symptoms go away, which is probably why some doctors continue to prescribe …

Battling superbugs with Big Data

Antibiotics that once cured ailments across the spectrum are now turning into a potential source of prolonged illness, disability and death. The …

Australians are addicted to antibiotics: a modern fetish without a long-term plan

The recent discovery by Australian scientists of a protein responsible for multi-drug resistant bacteria was hailed as a huge step forward in the …

Opinion: Stop giving antibiotics to cows, pigs, and chickens now

Pharmalot<p>A<p>ntibiotic resistance has been blamed for at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the US. Researchers are especially concerned …

One-two punch may floor worst infections

McMaster researchers find combo therapy stops antibiotic drug resistance<p>Hamilton, ON (March 6, 2017) - McMaster University researchers have found a …

Everything About Social Determinants of Health, You Can Learn From IKEA

It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending, undergrads are flooding university campuses, and people are moving. When people move, a few things …

How One of America's Most Overweight Cities Lost a Million Pounds

The mayor of Oklahoma City declared war on obesity, launching health campaigns and implementing pedestrian-friendly new infrastructure. Is this one possible solution to the nationwide epidemic?<p>When Velveth Monterroso arrived in the U.S. from her hometown in Guatemala, she weighed exactly 140 …

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Fat city: the obesity crisis that threatens to overwhelm Mexico's capital

A ‘sugar tax’ has been among strategies to tackle the issue nationwide, but the capital has a specific challenge: make residents less reluctant to exercise, or risk a public health and economic catastrophe<p>Lee este artículo en español aquí<p>Mexico City – like the rest of the country – is in the grip …

The Mexicans dying for a fizzy drink

<b>Mexicans consume more carbonated drinks per person than any other nation, and the country has one of the world's highest rates of childhood obesity. Two years ago the government introduced a tax on sugary drinks - but is it working?</b><p>Silvia Segura lives in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of …

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