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This Will Keep Working When Antibiotics Don’t

Antibiotics are without a doubt one of the most beneficial inventions humankind has ever come up with. Yes, probably more significant than smartphones, which may be hard for teenagers to believe.Sadly, antibiotics are about to become widely ineffective. Research indicates we may soon reach an era known as the “end of antibiotics”.The Council on Foreign Relations, a non-profit think tank recently wrote about this apocalyptic scenario. It’s sobering to see what would happen if antibiotics stopped working.  “Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century since their introduction. The bacteria-fighting drugs are becoming less effective as a result of their overuse in both humans and animals. At the same time, R&D on new antibiotics has slowed to a crawl, putting the world at risk...

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We May Have Discovered How to Beat This Antibiotic Resistant Superbug

If you’ve been on popular websites on the Internet over the last few months, you might have noticed a disturbing trend. Stories of people losing limbs and flesh to antibiotic resistant bacteria are on the rise.  Sadly, I think these kinds of stories will continue to be reported, and with more and more frequency. The reason is our over reliance on antibiotics has helped spawn some pretty dangerous bacteria. These bacteria are resistant to almost all known antibiotics… and this poses some serious health problems. The worst part is it’s unlikely discovering a new antibiotic will fix the problem. Eventually, the bacteria will figure out a way to resist those too. However, there might be some hope for us as we may have...

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Use These Antiviral Herbs to Fight the Flu

Antiviral Herbs to Fight the Flu Are a Great Replacement for the Flu Shot That is, if you want to avoid the flu shot. As more information about flu shots makes its way into the news, people are beginning to understand that they’re not always the best first-line of defense against the flu. They certainly can be effective, especially for people with compromised or weakened immune systems, but don’t think the flu shot is the end-all be-all when it comes to combating this seasonal menace. Worse yet is how the CDC estimates that this year’s flu shot is only going to be effective 18% of the time. That’s a pretty poor standard of performance, don’t you think? I mean, if a plumber...

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Bet You Never Knew Basil Could Do This… 6 Health Benefits of Basil

The Health Benefits of Basil are Not to Be Taken Lightly… Even though people all over the world do. Basil’s one of the foods you’re used to having on pizza or in a pesto, but the truth about basil is it’s much more than just a tasty garnish. It’s actually health food superstar. Then again, do I write much on foods that aren’t? Yes, basil is an amazing plant. And, since it grows both inside and outside with ease, tastes great, and is very potent, then there’s not really any reason to ignore it. Seriously, once you see just how good it is for your health then you might find yourself becoming a basilholic, which is obviously a word I just made up. Check out...

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Good News for Anyone Worried About Antibiotic-Resistant Super-Bugs

You’ve likely heard the news reporting on how antibiotics are becoming more ineffective. And, it’s a real threat. Antibiotics are slowly becoming useless fighting some infections. Everyone needs to be concerned about the overuse of antibiotics, because it’s creating new “super-bugs”, bacteria resistant to antibiotics because of their gross overuse. However, even though it’s something to be aware of, there is a possibility bacteria eating viruses might be a new kind of treatment against these dangerous super-bugs. Even more incredible is these treatments are actually a resurrection of a treatment modern medicine abandoned when penicillin was first discovered.It’s a blast from the past being put to good use. The viruses are known as bacteriophages and they’re capable of attacking bacteria and destroying them...

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