The truth about antibiotics
The antibiotic resistance crisis – exploring ethics
Bacteria that were historically vulnerable to antibiotic treatment have developed resistance to them, making them ineffective in the fight against infection. Antibiotics are now scarce for treating patients with such infections. As a result, there is a global push to develop new forms of diagnostics that can help detect infection at the point of care, as well as new antibiotics to kill these bacteria.
In 2013, patients in the UK were given 27 million antibiotic prescriptions when only 13 million were required; this does not account for the ease with which antibiotics can be obtained over the counter in some countries or their use in agriculture around the world. The problem is exacerbated by this overuse and misuse.
(ITSMed) is working on a diagnostic system that can detect antimicrobial resistant (AMR) genes from pathogens at point-of-care in less than five minutes, similar to a doctor’s visit.
The technology aims to minimize unnecessary antibiotic prescribing in GP surgeries and to quickly diagnose antibiotic-resistant infections.
The diagnostic technology, which is hoped to eventually fit into a phone-sized unit, consists of two components: a rapid microwave DNA extraction methodology and an aptamer-based sandwich assay.
Truth about killing bacteria
Are they significant? Yes, indeed. Do they help people? Without a doubt. Do I oppose them? Only when they are administered wrongly. How much does something like this happen? WAY TOO MANY TIMES. Many people now believe that Naturopathic Doctors are anti-pharmaceuticals. That could not be further from the truth. Many pharmaceuticals are life-saving and save lives on a regular basis. Even so, if a prescription or supplemental product is prescribed, your prescribing doctor can discuss the risks and benefits with you. Did you know that 90% of the illnesses you get during the winter don’t need antibiotics? Yes, indeed. The majority of diseases we encounter are caused by viruses rather than bacteria. ***Antibiotics are only used to treat bacteria*** Many diseases we encounter are caused by viruses, including the flu, the common cold, sinus infections, bronchitis, and middle ear infections. And certain bacterial infections, such as strep throat, can be cleared by the body without the use of antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is on the rise, and doctors and patients need to spread the word about this public health issue. What is the reason for this?
When antibiotics no longer work” bbc news
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Bacteria are cunning little so-and-sos,” Angela Rippon said in The Truth About Antibiotics, clutching her reassuring newsreader’s smile (BBC One). Some E.coli bacteria had been popped into a Petri dish layered with increasing antibiotic strengths by Harvard whitecoats. The bacteria then mutated, resulting in resistance to drugs 1,000 times greater than the initial dose, as seen in time-lapse video.
The British public’s aversion to the truth is almost as frightening – if the vox pops here are symbolic. Antibiotic usage rose by 65 percent globally between 2000 and 2015, and we continue to demand needless pills from our physicians, despite warnings that each prescription gives bacteria another chance to evolve outside our control.
To more informed audiences, the simple visual metaphors used to illustrate an argument in this smart documentary may have come across as patronizing. However, if a few slow-motion shots of bowling balls missing pins help to emphasize the point, I’m all for it. Especially in light of Rippon’s scalpel-sharp sentences.