Posts Tagged "addicted to antibiotics"

Overuse of antibiotics spurs vicious cycle

Posted on May 22, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Kate Kelland LONDON The more antibiotics are prescribed for coughs and flu-like illnesses, or urine infections, the more bacteria become resistant in a vicious cycle, said British researchers who analyzed 24 previous studies of antibiotic resistance. “The effect is greatest in the month immediately after treatment, but may last for up to a year, and this residual effect may be a driver for high levels of resistance in the community,” said Alastair Hay, a consultant senior lecturer in primary health care at Bristol University, who led the research. Medical experts say overuse of...

Read More