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Medical News Today: Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

A new study about the side effects of antibiotic treatment reveals that it may dysregulate postpubertal skeletal development by interfering with gut bacteria. A new study examines bone health, antibiotics, and the immune system. The trillions of bacteria living in our bodies are crucial for our health. They support the gastrointestinal and immune systems. They… Read More »

Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones. Resistance to current antibiotics by disease-causing pathogens is a growing problem, one estimated… Read More »

Children With Asthma Prescribed More Antibiotics Than Those Without

January 02, 2019 Share this content: The most commonly known indication for an antibiotic prescription was an upper respiratory tract infection. Children with asthma are prescribed antibiotics at a higher rate than those without asthma, according to a study published in BMJ Open. Furthermore, the diseases for which they are prescribed typically do not call for antibiotics.… Read More »