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Antibiotics

Antibiotics found to halt chemotherapy drugs from killing tumors


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.

Devastating effects of antibiotic overuse strike Europe as 'superbugs' develop resistance to last-line antibiotics


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.
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Personal care products causing antibiotic resistance -


Triclosan, an antimicrobial pesticide used regularly in toothpaste, hand soap, face wash, body lotion, and cosmetics is being linked to antibiotic resistance strains of bacteria. Why would any (sane) government health agency allow such a toxic substance to be legally sold to the general public?

How to avoid antibiotics


You can't throw a rock nowadays without hitting a doctor who is eagerly waiting to prescribe antibiotics for nearly any infection, bacterial or not. Facing the onslaught of patient after patient complaining about cold and flu like symptoms, antibiotics become the easy out for doctors to pack them up and send them on their way. However, patients are becoming much wiser and are actively looking to avoid antibiotics any chance they can get. That becomes much easier with these natural antibiotic solutions.
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"Nightmare bacteria," shrugging off antibiotics, on rise in U.S.


"Nightmare bacteria" that have become increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics infected patients in 3.9 percent of all U.S. hospitals in the first half of 2012, including 17.8 percent of specialty hospitals, public health officials said on Tuesday.

Following Denmark's example - Cleaning up the meat industry by monitoring antibiotic use

Antibiotics are used both by people and within the farming industry, to quickly decimate bacteria and micro-organism cultures that may degrade health.