Tag Archives: Antibiotics

McDonald's is curbing the use of antibiotics in its meat supply to curb drug-resistant superbugs

McDonald’s is curbing the use of antibiotics in its meat supply in an effort to curb the spread of drug-resistant superbugs Antibiotic resistance is responsible for at least 23,000 deaths a year  Unnecessarily exposing bacteria to the drugs allows the bugs to evolve and become resistant, rendering antibiotics useless against infections  Millions of pounds of… Read More »

Giving babies and toddlers antibiotics can increase the risk of obesity

Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but they can have serious downsides — including increasing the risk of obesity when they are given early in life, according to a recent study. Antibiotics kill bacteria. That can be a very good thing when the bacteria are causing a serious infection. But antibiotics don’t limit themselves to killing infection-causing… Read More »

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

Your intestinal bacteria are part of your immune system, and researchers are discovering that microbes of all kinds play instrumental roles in countless areas of your health. For example, beneficial bacteria, also known as probiotics, have been shown to: Modulate your immune response1 and reduce inflammation2 Produce vitamins,3 absorb minerals4 and break down indigestible dietary… Read More »