In most cases, colds are caused by viruses. Remember, antibiotics are not necessary when there is a viral infection. In fact, they won’t work.
In medicine, we call it cystitis but the average person calls it a urinary tract infection. Put simply cystitis is an infection in your bladder that is caused by bacteria.
Researchers in North Carolina suggest that we should be watching antibiotic use in livestock because it promotes bacteria resistance.
With antibiotic resistant infections on the rise, the CDC and 25 other health organizations are teaming up to try to get the problem under control.
Doctors need to ask all women of childbearing age if they might be pregnant before prescribing medications. That’s because some are safe during pregnancy but others are not.
New research has emerged from Finland that’s found that contact with dogs and cats at a young age was linked with fewer weeks of sickness or infection for babies and young children.
A new study of prescription medications for children finds doctors are prescribing antibiotics less, while ADHD medications are on the rise.
So called specialized pro-resolving mediators or spms are directly involved in helping fight infections in mice, especially when used in combination with antibiotics.
I am certain you have heard about MRSA but you may not know what it is and you should.
People are more likely to have kidney stones as they get older and certain medications like antibiotics and diuretics can increase the risk of stones.
The cause of the majority of common yeast infections, candida albicans, is starting to become resistant to the treatments that we have available.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ear infections are a major cause of pain and discomfort for children. The most common cause of ear symptoms in children is a middle ear infection and this is called otitis media. […]
Osteomyelitis is an infection in the bones and usually starts somewhere else in the body or in the blood stream.
Two local doctors comment on a study by a New York University physician that looks at a link between obesity and antibiotic use.
Ear infections are a major cause of pain and discomfort for children.