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Danish researchers claim that antibiotics could cure 40% of chronic back pain patients

Source The Guardian

Up to 40% of patients with chronic back pain could be cured with a course of antibiotics rather than surgery, in a medical breakthrough that one spinal surgeon says is worthy of a Nobel prize. Surgeons in the UK and elsewhere are reviewing how they treat patients with chronic back pain after […]

Steps Set for Livestock Antibiotic Ban

Source NY Times

The Obama administration must warn drug makers that the government may soon ban agricultural uses of some popular antibiotics that many scientists say encourage the proliferation of dangerous infections and imperil public health, a federal magistrate judge ruled on Thursday.

The order, issued by Judge Theodore H. Katz […]

Viruses Can Survive For Centuries or Millenium

Interesting and timely post on Wired Science yesterday. Virii have been found to remain virulent for centuries, and could potentially for millenium, in the frozen lakes of Siberia. This is likely due to the configuration or “anatomy” of a virus particle. You can read more of the report about a presentation made at the American […]

Antibiotic Use In Infants Linked To Asthma

Antibiotic Use In Infants Linked To Asthma

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   The Science Advisory Board

New research indicates that children who receive antibiotics before their first birthday are significantly more likely to develop asthma by age 7. The study, published in the June issue of CHEST is titled Increased Risk of Childhood […]