Antibiotics Deemed Useless Against Sinus Infections
Feb 16, 2012 17:48
For most people, antibiotics are considered a norm in treating sinus infections. But a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that antibiotics did not reduce symptoms of the most common type of sinus infection (called rhinosinusitus) any faster than a placebo did. A researcher tells ABC news:
“I think patients feel awful, and they want something to feel better quickly,” said Dr. Jane Garbutt, research associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “And physicians want to treat the patient. Everyone is between a rock and a hard place.”
Antibiotics for sinusitis account for one in five antibiotic adult prescriptions in the United States.
Ever wondered what those extra holes in your shoe were for? Turns out, they're pretty important, and they have an actual use too. This here is the heel lock technique. Try and check it out below: Read more
Looking for resources to help you get fit can be an intimidating journey. All you want is to improve your general health and fitness. But take a wrong turn and you can end up in a world of protein shakes, competition, and people who think it's funny to say "do you even lift?" Read more
Working out is necessary if you want to stay fit, but that doesn't mean you always like it. In fact, it doesn't mean you ever like it. If you suffer through your exercise because you know it's good for you, you should know you don't have to be so miserable. Read more