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Antibiotic Resistance

Superbugs have been increasingly in the headlines over the last decade. Last year, the battle against antibiotic resistance turned a corner for the worse, with the genes for drug resistance being found in bacteria around the globe, and antibiotic resistant STDs spreading and causing nightmare infections. Many are already aware of the major causes of […]

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They’re faster, often cheaper, and largely more convenient: urgent care centers are cropping up all over the US. But beware: new research has uncovered that urgent care centers prescribe antibiotics at almost twice the rate of ERs and almost three times the rate of your average office doctor. The extra prescriptions are of course going […]

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It may have been discovered in the 1980s, but a diagnostic test was only developed in the last year, and you’ve probably never heard of it—it’s mycoplasma genitalium. Mycoplasma genitalium is an STI. Like most STIs, there’s been a boost in transmission as the world has grown smaller thanks to the internet. With vague symptoms, […]

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Last year, specialists declared the turning point (for the worse) in our battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria. It was predicted 5 years before that, but preventative changes were too little, too late. Fortunately, you can still make changes to protect yourself, like supporting your immune system with colloidal silver.

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Last year was a banner year for antibiotic resistance; it was right at the early mark for what superbug experts predicted, and tests revealed widespread bacteria carrying some pretty savvy genes for surviving antibiotics. Now, patients with untreatable illnesses are turning up in hospitals. Here are some answers to common questions:

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