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What You Need to Know About Superbugs

Whether you’ve had a sinus infection or ear infection, a UTI or a cut that turned oozy and red, chances are you’ve taken antibiotics. In fact, most of us are so familiar with antibiotics that we ca…

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Why Food Allergies Have Taken Over

Food allergy awareness is not something we dealt with when we were children, but it's now an epidemic. We're finally starting to learn why. Almost 15 million people in the United States have food a…

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You Can Thank Factory Farms When Antibiotics Stop Working

In a keynote address last year, the Director-General of the World Health Organization warned that we may be facing a future in which many of our miracle drugs no longer work. "A post-antibiotic era me…

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Can We Get Antibiotics Out of the Meat Industry?

I have a distinct memory from a few years back, when anti-bacterial soap and the like first became popularized, involving the Utopian promise of wiping out all bacteria (good and bad) from hands, feet…

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7 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe from Superbugs

We all know factory farming is bad for the environment, and we're finding more and more evidence suggesting it's bad for our health, as well. MSNBC just published a piece about the superbugs in meat; …

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Love cats :).Good post thanks for sharing

Definitely something people should be aware of; thanks.

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