Health

Common Cold Symptoms Not Washed Away by Nose Irrigation

Washing out your nose with a spray or spout of salt water is safe and might even get you back to work sooner after a cold or acute sinus infection. However, there is not enough evidence to show that it can reduce your symptoms ...

Diabetes

Antibiotic use linked to type 2 diabetes diagnosis

People who developed Type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to the diagnosis than people who did not have the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal ...

Medications

Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and published in JAMA Network Open has found that 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists—who are among the top prescribers in the U.S., accounting ...

Diabetes

Repeated use of antibiotics linked to diabetes risk

Repeated use of some types of antibiotics may put people at increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes by possibly altering their gut bacteria, according to a large observational study published today in the European Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics often the wrong prescription for pediatric asthma

(Medical Xpress) -- At nearly one in six pediatric asthma visits, antibiotics are prescribed as a remedy, despite national guidelines against the practice. Ian Paul, departments of pediatrics and public health sciences, Penn ...

Health

Study: Medications in NYC water not a health risk

(AP) -- Tiny amounts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products detected in the drinking water of the nation's biggest city continue to pose no public health risks to residents, environmental officials said Friday.

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