Tag: immune system

Why You May Want to Think Twice Before Taking Those Antibiotics

Antibiotics definitely have their place in treating many stubborn bacterial infections, however prescribing them when they are not necessary (eg. in a viral infection), or overprescribing them can have detrimental effects which include creating stronger more resistant bugs as well as killing good bacteria in the gut which is essential to a healthy immune sy ...

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What does Your Birth Order say about your Diabetes risk?

We've heard it all: Older siblings are more assertive, middle children are easy going, and younger children can get away with just about anything, but are there also health risks associated with birth order? Interesting research has found that younger siblings actually have a decreased risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is also known a ...

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