A study published in JAMA pediatrics on 29/09/2014 has found further evidence for an association between the use of antibiotics in infancy and early childhood obesity.
The study, conducted in North America showed that children who received broad-spectrum antibiotics (these kill a very wide range of bacteria) were 1.11 times more likely to be obese than those who had not been exposed to antibiotics.
A patient recently asked if Cannabis oil might be used to cure a small skin cancer.
Never having been asked this before, a thorough review of the available literature was carried out, but sadly there have been absolutely no published clinical trials to date so it is impossible to recommend this treatment.
Antibiotics are the wonder drug of the last century, but is their time coming to an end?
Though immunisation fairly claims the crown for saving the most lives, antibiotics have allowed us to live without the fear of life-threatening infections. Gangrene, Leprosy and Tuberculosis - all were killers and now are treatable, but are the good times coming to an end?