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Antibiotics in pregnancy tied to asthma in children: study

Source : Agencies | 20 Nov 2012

Children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other children to develop asthma, according to a Danish study.

The results don't prove that antibiotics caused the higher asthma risk, but they support a current theory that the body's own "friendly" bacteria have a role in whether a child develops asthma, and antibiotics can disrupt those beneficial bugs.


Zinc boosts treatment of newborn infections

By PressTV | 31 May 2012

Zinc supplementation may increase the effectiveness of antibiotics in the treatment of serious newborn infections in developing countries.


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