Tag Archive: Antibiotics
Many of us are eternally grateful for the discovery by Sir Alexander Fleming that he discovered the antibiotic substance penicillin from the fungus Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with colleagues Howard Walter Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.
But like many drugs they have been overused and over prescribed, antibiotics kill bacteria only and the use of these for viral infections, as well as prolonged use and antibacterial resistance have been discussed in many newspapers and journals. Michael Ash BSc.DO.ND.DipION has written an informative review exploring the science behind a single dose or single course of antibiotics and the detrimental effects on the microbiota – the bacterial colonies that share our gastrointestinal tract. Read the rest of this entry »