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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics: Why asking doctors' to prescribe less is futile

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence and constipation. These symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection, but the doctor treating her has a dilemma because ...

Pediatrics

Hand hygiene program beneficial for day care centers

(HealthDay)—An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections (RI) for children attending day care centers (DCCs), according to a study published online Oct. ...

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