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Resistance to antibiotics is ancient: study

Scientists were surprised at how fast bacteria developed resistance to the miracle antibiotic drugs when they were developed less than a century ago. Now scientists at McMaster University have found that resistance has been ...

dateAug 31, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock?

Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision: ...

dateMay 22, 2015 in Other
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Zinc reduces the burden of the common cold

Zinc supplements reduce the severity and duration of illness caused by the common cold, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The findings could help reduce the amount of time lost from work a ...

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Health
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