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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 »

Families often share potentially dangerous antibiotics: study

(Reuters Health) – A substantial proportion of parents confessed to giving their children antibiotics that had been prescribed for someone else, according to survey results presented by U.S. researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Orlando, Florida. The practice promotes antibiotic resistance and risks exposing children to dangerous dosages, expired drugs with harmful… Read More »