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2012-07-02 21:51:40

Findings highlight importance of appropriate antibiotic use in community settings A new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online shows how seasonal changes in outpatient antibiotic use — retail sales of antibiotics typically get a boost during the winter — can significantly alter seasonal patterns of drug resistance. The findings suggest that hospital campaigns to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use should be coordinated with efforts in the broader...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.