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It is true that bacteria can't become resistant to ethanol to our current knowledge, but the cited reason doesn't sound plausible to me. According to "Epidemiologic background of hand hygiene and evaluation of the most important agents for scrubs and rubs." published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews in 2004: No acquired resistance to ethanol, isopropanol,...


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That paper you quote from by Tayag et al is listed as For Publication where coconut oil was administered to 15 HIV positive patients. 3 of the 15 HIV positive patients developed clinical AIDs on this treatment and 1 died just after 3 months of treatment. If you look on Pubmed, this paper can not be found, and presumably was such poor quality that it was ...


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The problem isn't that humans are becoming immune to antibiotics, the problem is that the things you wish to kill are. When those (bacteria) are immune, it doesn't matter if you have never used antibiotics: it matters that the bacteria do not care about them. The problem with overuse of antibiotics is (in short) that you kill off all the bacteria that can'...


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These estimates are worldwide, with this being the source (AMR = AntiMicrobial Resistance): Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations The 700k number was apparently calculated by extrapolation, which is not very reliable: The scientists led by Marlieke de Kraker found the Review’s global deaths estimate not credible ...


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Issue: Whether stopping a course of antibiotics earlier will increase the risk and spread of resistant disease causing bacteria in the body? Evidence: Traditional evidence pointed out that early stoppage of antibiotic intake decreases the chances of killing all bacteria causing infection and increases the risk of infection. By taking the full course ...


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