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.
‘Get out into the great outdoors’ is advice that almost every fitness and health expert will tell you. But it’s rare that you hear about the dangers involved with outdoor recreation. Well, we thought it was time to redress the balance for you today, and ensure that you are aware of everything that could - potentially - go wrong. Let’s take a closer look. Read more
The proper nutrition of the body is essential to creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself. It’s not enough to cut calories and to work out. You need to supply your body. And nowadays, it’s easier to do that even when you’re eating less thanks to the broad availability of supplements. But what exactly should you consider using them for? Read more
Some of us just aren’t made for solo workouts. They can be a big drain on us mentally, and it takes a whole lot of stamina to get through a run or a few laps of the pool on your own. If working out on your own doesn’t cut it for you, you can always sign up for a fitness class at your local gym. Working together with others works wonders for motivation, and the positivity and feeling like you’re working as a team will really keep you going when your legs and muscles start to feel the burn! Read more