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Impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiota

A major medical discovery of the 20th century, antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but their excessive and often inappropriate use has led to the emergence of multiple forms of antibiotic resistance. This past November, the WHO publicly highlighted the importance of using antibiotics prudently...
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Learn how to handle antibiotics with care

From November 18 to 24, the World Health Organization is hosting the World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Hailed as one of the greatest advances of the 20th century, antibiotics have saved millions of lives. But they also have an impact on our microbiota. As an expert on the subject, the Biocodex Microb...
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Microbiota, asthma and antibiotics: it’s all in the nose!

We know that infants exposed to antibiotics are more likely to develop asthma at a later stage in life but science still struggles to explain the mechanisms behind this correlation. One clue seems to be right under our nose, or rather inside it! The nasal microbiota appears to play a central role. ...
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Gastroenteritis and other types of infectious diarrhea -  When your microbiota is struggling

For example, we are told that antibiotics not only target pathogens. Although antibiotics eradicate pathogenic germs responsible for infections, they can also destroy some beneficial bacteria of the gut microbiota and lead to an imbalance that can in turn cause diarrhea. Between 10% and 30% of patie...
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