July 2019

Taking Antibiotics to Treat the Flu May be doing More Harm Than Good

The use, overuse, and over-prescribing of antibiotics, as well as the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new, but now a new study reveals that “mistakenly using antibiotics to try and treat the flu could make the illness up to three times more deadly, by disabling the body’s first line of defense against the virus

The use, overuse, and over-prescribing of antibiotics, as well as the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new, but now a new study reveals that “mistakenly using antibiotics to try and treat the flu could make the illness up to three times more deadly, by disabling the body’s first line of defense against the virus,” IFLScience.com reported. 

Study Uncovers New Ways the Zika Virus is Impacting Children

Infants they have found that are experiencing developmental delays, regardless of whether or not they have microcephaly.

When the Zika virus first began spreading across South America in 2015, the primary concern for pregnant mothers was that, if infected, their child may be born with microcephaly - a neurological condition where an infant’s head is smaller than expected, typically due to the brain developing abnormally in the womb or not growing as it should after birth. 

 

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