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    Antibiotics During Pregnancy Increase Risk of Asthma

    Mothers of children at increased risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics during pregnancy, says a new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Recent studies on antibiotics have focused on the overuse and misuse of the lifesaving class […] More

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    Antibiotics Prescribed Twice as Often as Needed, Says Study

    Despite the known dangers associated with antibiotic overuse and misuse, doctors still prescribe antibiotics to children twice as often as needed for respiratory infections, says a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. For the study, researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital performed a meta-analysis of studies published between 2000 and […] More

  • Gut Bacteria and Food Allergies

    Gut Bacteria and Antibiotic Overuse May Play Role in Food Allergies

    As more and more research unveils the protective benefits of the gut microbiota, a new study as published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, provides protection against food allergies. A food allergy is an exaggerated immune response triggered by a specific food. Common […] More

  • Crying Blonde Baby

    Serious Diarrheal Infection in Children Linked to Antibiotics

    The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is a serious public health problem. Now a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that the majority of cases of the potentially fatal diarrhea illness caused by a Clostridium difficile infection in children outside of a […] More