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DFW Doctor Talks Antibiotics & Superbugs

There is a new global effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Dr. Crystal Foster talks about these drug-resistant bugs, and the actual effectiveness of antibiotics.

07/03/2014

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New Test Aims To Better Detect Viral Infections

Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.

09/18/2013

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Whooping Cough Reaches Outbreak Level In Texas

Whooping cough has reached an outbreak level in the state. More than 1600 cases of the deadly, dangerous virus are reported.

08/19/2013

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Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms

Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain, according to a new study.

05/17/2013

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Are Antibiotics Overprescribed In The South?

Elderly people in the South use more antibiotics than the rest of their peers in the U.S., leading researchers to believe that doctors in the region may be overprescribing the drugs.

09/26/2012

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Infant Antibiotic Use May Cause Weight Issues

A new study found that some children who used antibiotics tended to weigh more for their height than children who didn’t take the medication.

08/22/2012

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Antibiotic Linked With Rare But Deadly Heart Risk

An antibiotic widely used for bronchitis and other common infections seems to increase chances for sudden deadly heart problems, a rare but surprising risk found in a 14-year study.

05/16/2012

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Antibiotics May Not Be Best For Sinus Infections

Many doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.

03/22/2012

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CDC: Doctors Prescribing Fewer Antibiotics To Kids

The push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit, a new government report found.

09/01/2011

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State Warns Against Fake Antibiotics

If you have bought some over-the-counter pills that claim to be antibiotics, the Department of State Health Services says they’re not.

04/29/2011

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