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Antibiotic use during labor kills healthy gut bacteria in babies, making them prone to illness… and more antibiotic use

Antibiotics are often touted as the paragon of modern medicine; a cure-all for whatever it is that ails. But recent research has consistently shown that antibiotics are not the wonder-drugs mainstream medicine has made them out to be. In fact, there are substantial concerns about the health risks associated with antibiotic use — especially when it comes to infants and young children. Now, research from Canada’s McMaster University has shown that antibiotic administration during labor can negatively affect the gut health of newborn children as well.  ​Read more...

 

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