• Antibiotics use early in life increases risk of inflammatory bowel disease later in life

    15 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease when they are older, according to new researchers. The study provides further evidence supporting the idea that the use of antibiotics in children under 1 year old disrupts the intestinal microbiota - the trillions of beneficial microorganisms that live in and on our bodies - that play a crucial role in the healthy maturation of the immune system and the prevention of diseases.
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  • Flu Vaccine Protective Against Stroke, CV Events?

    15 days ago - By Medscape

    Although flu vaccination rates in high-risk groups in the US are very low, those who receive them are at lower risk for transient ischemic stroke, MI, and all-cause mortality, new research suggests.
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  • NSAIDs increase risk for events after MI

    15 days ago - By Healio

    The use of NSAIDs after an MI significantly increased the risk for CV and bleeding events, researchers found.
    “This is the first population-based study to investigate the cardiovascular and bleeding risk associated with concomitant NSAID treatment in a non-Western population with MI,” Dong Oh Kang, MD, assistant professor of the Cardiovascular Center at Korea University in Seoul, and colleagues wrote in the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “Our study adds important value to the currently available evidence for concomitant NSAID treatment
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