Tag Archives: Antibiotics

deadly germs, Lost cures: In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

NAIROBI, Kenya — Four days after her toddler’s health took a turn for the worse, his tiny body racked by fever, diarrhea and vomiting, Sharon Mbone decided it was time to try yet another medicine. With no money to see a doctor, she carried him to the local pharmacy stall, a corrugated shack near her… Read More »

No More Amoxicillin: Preventing and Treating Ear and Respiratory Infections Without Antibiotics

Did you know . . .  … that since the advent of antibiotics in the 1940s the rate and duration of children’s ear infections are on the increase? … that antibiotics can hinder a child’s immune system? …that our present overuse of antibiotics for children’s infections is resulting in stronger strains of bacteria that will… Read More »

The Role of Antibiotics in the Aquarium

Anyone who has kept fish for a long period of time has at one point or another had to deal with the unfortunate reality of various types of fish diseases. Even the most well balanced and clean aquariums can run into problems. There are many products available that are made to treat or control various… Read More »