Visitors at this page also visited
Antibiotics (also called antibacterials), are a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza; drugs that inhibit viruses are termed antiviral drugs or antivirals rather than antibiotics. Antibiotics revolutionized medicine in the 20th century. However, their effectiveness and easy access have also led to their overuse. (source)
Similar pages on this site
Good to know
Homeopathy, quackery and fraud
James Randi, Skeptic and conjuror
Why are the microbes inside your body crucial for your health?
Read how the microbiome interacts with medications, and why genetic testing of it can help.
Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially.
Dr. Atul Gawande, The New Yorker