Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotics outperform cranberry for UTI

Despite these findings, cranberry supplements may still be a viable urinary tract infection prophylactic due to high antimicrobial resistance rates, and some researchers remain hopeful that improved dosage calculations might boost the supplement’s efficacy.

Pediatricians are advised not to prescribe antibiotics for pharyngitis.

Tips for improving quality of primary care

To improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care, the National Physicians Alliance compiled the top five practices in primary care that could be changed to raise the quality of services delivered and to make them more affordable.

FDA approves new test for intestinal superbug

A new test is available that can rapidly detect Clostridium difficile and the presence of toxin B gene, a strain of bacteria that causes diarrhea, colitis and in some cases, severe intestinal conditions that can result in death.

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