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Antibiotics

The Sadism of Eating Real Meat Over Lab Meat

Consider a steak. When it hits the hot oil in the pan, your mouth can’t help but water at the aroma. That familiar crackle of fat beginning to fry and render is the sound of the maillard reaction: that wondrous molecular dance of the steak’s amino acids and sugars as…
bubmag
February 23, 2021
Antibiotics

Risus sardonicus

IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST Dr. Jose Pujalte, Jr.“O Jesus, send me a wound to-day” — Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), English poet and novelist, The Old Huntsman and Other Poems (1918), Stand-to Good Friday Morning  Swearing “Ma-tetano ka sana!”(“I pray you get tetanus!”) quickly dates you as an 80s person in this part of…
bubmag
February 21, 2021
Antibiotics

Delaying Antibiotics for Pediatric Respiratory Infections

For pediatric patients with respiratory tract infections (RTIs), immediately prescribing antibiotics may do more harm than good, based on prospective data from 436 children treated by primary care pediatricians in Spain. In the largest trial of its kind to date, children who were immediately prescribed antibiotics showed no significant difference…
bubmag
February 19, 2021
Antibiotics

If you have this popular spice in your cupboard, throw it away now

Some popular brands of basil are being recalled due to the potential for parasitic contamination. The basil was imported from Colombia and sold under multiple brand names, and it may be contaminated with Cyclospora parasites.  Symptoms of Cyclospora infections can include severe diarrhea, fatigue, and intense pain. A very important…
bubmag
February 10, 2021
Antibiotics

The Dangerous Evolution of the Coronavirus

Relief coursed through me last week when I learned my 2-year-old daughter’s daycare provider got her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. It left her feeling more groggy than she expected, but that was a good thing, suggesting the vaccine was kicking her immune system into gear. While I was…
bubmag
January 28, 2021