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The Centers for Disease Control have put together a number of resources to help decrease prescribing of antibiotics and reduce antibiotic resistance. The (free) resources include information for community health, hospitals and veterinary medicine. The information is designed for both healthcare professionals and patients or their carers.…
We have established previously that antibiotics are used outside of human medicine, such as within the livestock industry, there are however a wider range of industries that employ antibiotics in some way or another. Here are 5 non-human medical uses of antibiotics. Bee keeping – Bacteria love to infect bee hives due to the high … More 5 Non-Medical Uses of Antibiotics
Antibiotics are the best and it’s a scary thing that we may lose them, so show your support with the hashtag #ThankyouAntibiotics and let’s give them some time off. Here are 5 reasons why antibiotics are just the best. They increased our average lifespan! By decreasing the amount of infection based deaths (particularly in children … More 5 Reasons Why Antibiotics Are The Best
In a previous article, which you can read here, we presented 7 things YOU can do to help prevent antibiotic resistance. Today we’re looking at the big picture. Here are 7 global changes that need to occur to save our antibiotics. Greater education of healthcare professionals to know when to prescribe antibiotics and when not to (Why?) More … More 7 Global Changes That Need To Occur
The differences between bacteria and viruses One of the most commonly incorrect ways antibiotics are used is in the treatment of viruses. Unlike bacteria, viruses are not alive they are simply stands of DNA or RNA with a protein coating. Bacteria, on the other hand, are living complex organisms that consist of a single cell, which … More Bacteria vs Viruses: Concerning Diagnosis and The Responsible Prescription of Antibiotics
Only use antibiotics when absolutely necessary, take some time off work and let your immune system handle it! Ask your doctor if you really need the antibiotics they are prescribing you! Some doctors do prescribe them for anything, including viruses! Know the difference between bacterial infections and viral infections, you take antibiotics to kill bacteria … More 7 Things YOU Can Do To Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance!