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Month: November 2015

A new business model for antibiotics

A new business model for antibiotics

It’s important to understand, as we have mentioned before, that when it comes to all healthcare, prevention is far superior than attempting to cure. While this has always been true, it’s even more important in modern hospitals, care homes, schools, homes and everywhere else.

What’s the reason for this? There has arguably been an over dependence in recent decades on antibiotics and similar treatments for any and all illnesses. Sometimes a trial and error approach is used to treat unknown problems and patients can be exposed to a huge range of treatments and chemicals. Over time this has begun to pose a widely publicised problem, as superbugs have developed that are resistant to antibiotics and leave patients with serious illnesses that have to be managed but can’t be treated. Of course when patients in hospitals become ill, they often belong the most vulnerable groups already, such as the elderly, plus they most likely have weakened immune systems.

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Alternative ways of making your lifestyle healthier

Alternative ways of making your lifestyle healthier

We all know it’s important to eat healthily, exercise and do everything we can to avoid spreading and catching illness. However, the universal difficulty is in actually implementing all these tips and turning them into a more positive lifestyle. That’s why it’s important to sometimes consider another perspective and understand the simple changes you can make in your life that will contribute to your overall health, often in surprising ways.

1) Consume vitamins regularly

Regularly taking a vitamin or mineral supplement is a great way to get all the nutrients you need without drastically changing your diet.

A multivitamin allows you to get a balanced mix of the most needed vitamins. You should take care when considering individual supplements as you may end up taking too much which could have a negative impact on your health.

Certain supplements like iron (ferrous sulphate) can come with a whole host of unwanted side effects, so it’s best to do plenty of research and speak to your doctor before taking them.

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