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Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

We don't often think of bacteria as a good thing, especially in our bodies. Antibacterial soaps fill drugstore shelves, and antibiotics treat countless diseases. But now, a new kind of "good" bacteria is taking up shelf space in the same stores as hand sanitizers.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
FDA places limited restrictions on antibiotic use in farm animals

FDA places limited restrictions on antibiotic use in farm animals

The FDA took a small step towards preventing the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria last week when it announced a ban on certain uses of a class of drugs in food-producing animals.

January 12, 2012 3:00 pm
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