Antibiotics & Cancer

Scientists have found a possible link between antibiotics and the increasing speed of breast cancer growth in a study of mice. That’s both good and bad news.  First, the bad news: Antibiotics are often prescribed to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy to control infections during treatment.  Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) found…

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Too Many Pills

Guess what? Antibiotics are being over-prescribed and overused. Why are we not surprised? What is shocking, however, is just how overused they actually are.   A new study recently published in the BMJ estimates that nearly 25% of antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed. That’s a staggering, unacceptable statistic. When antibiotics are overused, they become ineffective. As bacteria…

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