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Can antibiotics interfere with the body's ability to fight viruses? Perhaps so.

Prior posts have noted that abuse and misuse of antibiotics in people and animals has lead to an increase in antibiotic resistant organisms, to the detriment of human health. Prior posts have also noted the importance of bacteria to human health and welfare (and that there are 10 bacteria in the human...

Seaweed and licorice may help improve the immune system of swine, decreasing the need for antibiotics

As noted in prior posts, antibiotics are used not only to treat disease in animals, but also to prevent disease and to stimulate growth. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry has lead to the rapid development of bacteria that are resistant to such antibiotics...

Prenatal vitamins may help reduce the rate of autism

Genetics appear to play an important role in autism. See, for example, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18414403 . Yet, a number of alternative theories exist (most lacking in evidence) that purport to explain the origin of autism. For example, viral infections (particularly rubella); the vaccine for...

Colony collapse disorder, has the answer finally been found? Possibly

Prior posts have discussed the various research done and theories put forth related to colony collapse disorder (see Colony Collapse Disorder for an overview). The range of potential causes includes pesticides, global warming, disease, and habitat destruction. The problem has been getting worse since...