By Lilley:(NaturalNews) If ever there was a situation to prove, once again, that taking another person's medication can produce life-threatening results, it's the unfortunate story of California college student Yassmeen Castanada. The mother of a four-month-old daughter is wrapped entirely in bandages, 70 percent of her body covered in blisters from head to toe as she suffers from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a very rare condition that can occur from a drug reaction. The syndrome causes the skin to burn because its barrier function becomes severely compromised.(1)
By Devon:(NaturalNews) Genetics are not a onetime deal, handed down through birth. Fate doesn't rest on genes alone. Nature is more interconnected than that; gene expression is influenced by proteins, enzymes, and bacterial hosts. Larger organisms are directly impacted by invisible hosts, the bacteria living inside.
Cutting boards in home and hospital kitchens may be sources of drug-resistant bacteria, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland and published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology in March.
Last September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), under pressure from corporate interests represented by the Organic Trade Association, made our job harder.
Modern "food" science, processed food and the chemical medicine industry all thrive on one theory: If something doesn't make you sick or kill you within 24 hours, then it's "safe."
Newly published research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that doctor-prescribed antibiotics could be contributing to bouts of fatal diarrhea in children.
You may have already heard about the new guidance recently issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning the use of antibiotics in commercial livestock, which on its surface appears to be a positive step forward for cleaning up the factory farm industry. But what you may not be aware of is the fact that this guidance is completely voluntary, meaning that factory farms have the option to choose whether or not they are going to comply with it.
Stats prove that consumers are becoming more concerned about the quality of their meat. In the organic food industry, meat, fish and poultry are the fastest growing sector. Sales for organic meat were up 13% from 2010. On a global scale, organic food sales have increased more than 5 billion per year, with organic meat leading the way. The demand for purer meat is the people's rejection of cruel animal treatment, antibiotic overprescription and the misuse of questionable growth drugs. People around the world are calling out for better handling of meat and more natural processing.
One of the biggest problems with Western medicine's reliance on drug-based solutions to disease is that these conventional modalities can interfere with one another, often creating new problems that require even more drug-based solutions, and so on. And a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science illustrates this point particularly as it pertains to cancer, the conventional treatments for which are hampered by the use of antibiotic drugs.
The most powerful class of antibiotics known to man appears to be losing its ability to fight deadly infections in Europe, says the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). A recent announcement by this European Union (EU) monitoring agency warns that carbapenems, an extremely powerful class of antibiotics typically used as a last resort when all else fails, are simply no match to the many emerging "superbugs" that have developed resistance to them.