2 antibiotics may lead to GI condition in newborns, study finds

2 antibiotics may lead to GI condition in newborns, study finds

 

2 antibiotics may lead to GI condition in newborns, study finds 
Newborns given oral azithromycin and erythromycin may be at increased risk of the gastrointestinal condition pyloric stenosis, researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences reported in Pediatrics. The study found the biggest risk comes in the first two weeks of life, with reduced risk for babies ages 2 weeks to 6 weeks. HealthDay News (2/16)

 

Antibiotic use linked to increased diabetes risk

Antibiotic use linked to increased diabetes risk

Antibiotic use linked to increased diabetes risk
Taking at least two courses of prescribed antibiotics was associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The likelihood of getting diabetes increased by 8% after receiving two to five courses of penicillin. For patients who took two to five courses of quinolones, the risk rose by 15%. Lead researcher Ben Boursi said the findings underscore the need to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. Daily Express (London) (3/25)