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Questions tagged [antibiotic-resistance]

for questions about claims based on antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are bacteria resistant to antibiotics (commonly due to antibiotic misuse).

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Do antibiotic resistant infections kill 700,000 people a year in India?

The BBC news website ran a piece earlier this month by Dr Michael Mosley, which included the following claim: It's estimated that antibiotic-resistant infections currently kill at least 700,000 ...
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Is the use of antibiotics justified for respiratory viral infections? [closed]

It is a widespread belief that antibiotics should not be used for treating viral infections, as they are effective against bacteria, not viruses (see e.g. http://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmart/). ...
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Does stopping antibiotics early increase risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreading?

A 2014 Discover Magazine article suggests that stopping a prescription of antibiotics earlier - when you feel healthy - may reduce the risk of antibiotic-reisstant bacteria spreading, rather than ...
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When will humans become immune to antibiotics? [closed]

I heard that antibiotics will become useless in the future because the diseases are gaining resistance to them. When will this happen and how this works exactly? What if someone never used ...
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Does coconut oil work as an antibiotic and as a treatment for AIDS?

I've heard lots of extraordinary claims about coconut oil, but I've seen very littleresearch to back it up. Most of what I've heard is based on anecdotal evidence, so that's not really convincing. ...
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Does Purell promote antibiotic resistance or “superbugs”?

In its FAQ, the company states: Does Purell® instant hand sanitizer contribute to antimicrobial resistance? No, because alcohol evaporates completely, there is no alcohol left behind to ...