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Sinus infection usually does not require antibiotics by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Wed 22 Feb 2012 11:08pm Migraines are often mistaken for sinus infections, and are treated with antibiotics. The reson for this confusion is that migraines can cause pain in the area of sinuses and some people will even have a clear discharge from their nose during a migraine attack. Sinus infection is really easy to diagnose – it usually causes a yellow or green disc ... Read on »
Overtreatment Alert! Antibiotics Fuel Medical Overutilization by MKirschMD Posted Sun 04 Sep 2011 6:00am A good friend of mine and Whistleblower reader contracted the sniffles and received a prescription for antibiotics at a local urgent care center. Nothing newsworthy here. So far this quotidian event sounds like a 'dog bites man' story. Had antibiotics been denied, this would have been 'man bites dog', as this denial would be a radical departu ... Read on »
With Antibiotics, Be Careful What You Ask For by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 8:54am Since penicillin became available to the public in the mid-20th century, antibiotics have changed the face of health care. Infections that routinely were fatal 60 years ago are today little more than inconveniences. Despite these amazing advances, we face critical problems: Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to available antibiot ... Read on »
Part 3, Tampax Tampons: Toxic Sticks of Death Diva Cup Giveaway Contest! by Making Love In The Kitchen Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 3:22pm Part 1, Tampax Tampons: Toxic Sticks of Death Part 2, Tampax Tampons: Toxic Sticks of Death By now you are well versed in the dangers of the conventional bleached out super absorbent ‘pon. I make it a rule to offer as much info as I can. So I thought I’d wrap up this series with info on what all this can mean in your world- both ... Read on »
The Problems with Antibiotics: Antibiotic Resistance by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 10 Nov 2011 12:20pm Allow me to preface this post series with a wholehearted acknowledgment of the beneficial role antibiotics have played, and continue to play, in fighting infections that might otherwise take limbs or lives. Before formal antibiotics, ancient and traditional cultures employed antibacterial herbs, tinctures, and even moldy bread , but regardless ... Read on »
Toxic Tampons by Boyd M. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 5:50pm The question's absorbing: Are tampons little white lies? By Joanna Citrinbaum Collegian Staff Writer So your tampon's out of sight, out of mind... right? Maybe it shouldn't be. Tampons have been around for almost 70 years, but it wasn't until the addition of synthetic chemicals and the discovery of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) that research ... Read on »
Scientists Reengineer an Antibiotic to Overcome Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 05 Sep 2011 8:51am A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has successfully reengineered an important antibiotic to kill the deadliest antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The compound could one day be used clinically to treat patients with life-threatening and highly resistant bacterial infections. “[These results] have true clinical significance ... Read on »
“Must Prescribe Antibiotic, Must Prescribe Antibiotic … “ by Seth Roberts .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 31 Oct 2012 12:00am Jim Purdy, who often comments here, told me the following story: Recently, a health professional ordered two tests for infectious bacteria in a small foot wound (I think the tests were for gram negative or gram positive bacteria, or maybe aerobic and anaerobic). Even before the bacterial tests came back, she wanted me to start on an ... Read on »
Molecular Healing: Antibiotics and Mutating Bacteria by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:51pm I think it was in the movie Jurrasic Park where mathematician Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) said "life finds a way." What he was referring to was the ability of the reconstituted dinosaurs to mutate into both male and female sexes despite the park's scientists attempts to control the population by just cloning females. Well, fant ... Read on »
Free Antibiotics at Giant and Stop & Shop by Stephanie C. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:32pm In case you have not heard, Giant and Stop & Shop supermarkets are offering free antibiotics from January through March. Store executives are spinning it as a recession-minded public service, since according to an October survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 27 percent of people chose not to fill a prescription in order to save money, ... Read on »