New research says that young adults who take oral antibiotics to clear up their acne may be
setting themselves up for more serious health problems. The antibiotics currently being prescribed by dermatologists work by killing the bacteria that causes acne, but may also be changing the
balance of good bacteria in other areas.
The study which was published in the Archives of Dermatology involved hundreds of college students. The findings showed that those who
take oral antibiotics were two to four times more likely to have more
sore throats than their peers. The antibiotics change the bacterial balance in the throat. This encourages bad
bacteria called Strep-A which then causes strep throat, and can lead to more serious infections once the bacteria enters the bloodstream.
You may not know it, but our digestive systems need more than mere food to function properly – they also need vitamins and minerals in that food. Granted, many of us probably know that. But how many of us know we also need digestive enzymes? Read more
Gallstones can cause quite a lot of pain, irrespective whether you are passing them or still have them in your gallbladder. The reason why you feel the excruciating pain is the blocked duct and passage ways. These gall stones may differ in sizes and numbers. Read more
As people have come to use technology more and more in their daily lives, we have discovered some good and bad results. On one hand, technology like smartphones makes children more able than ever to stay in contact with their parents and get emergency assistance when needed. Read more