antibiotics http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-organic-food-may-not-be-healthier-you Yes, organics is a $29 billion <a href="http://www.organicnewsroom.com/2011/04/us_organic_industry_valued_at.html">industry</a> and still growing. Something is pulling us toward those organic veggies that are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.<p>But if you're thinking that organic produce will help you stay healthier, a new finding may come as a surprise. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:27:20 +0000 Allison Aubrey & Dan Charles 4483 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You Soil may be a source of antibiotic resistance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/soil-may-be-source-antibiotic-resistance <p>Soil bacteria may be helping to make disease-causing bacteria resistant to antibiotics.</p><p>That’s according to <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6098/1107.abstract">a new study</a> out of Washington University.</p><p>Lead researcher, microbiologist <a href="http://pathology.wustl.edu/faculty/index.php?user=1427&amp;pageload=indi&amp;passed=&amp;sort=">Gautam Dantas</a>, says he and his colleagues found seven genes in farmland soil bacteria that are identical to genes in human pathogens – and that provide resistance to a wide range of antibiotics.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:59:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Soil may be a source of antibiotic resistance New study: for most sinus infections, antibiotics don't help http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-study-most-sinus-infections-antibiotics-dont-help <p>There is growing evidence that taking antibiotics does not help cure most <a href="http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sinusitis/Pages/Index.aspx">sinus infections</a>.</p><p><a href="http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/307/7/685.full">A new study</a> out of Washington University compared <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/URI/sinus-infection.html">sinus</a> patients who were given the antibiotic amoxicillin to others who were given a placebo.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:32:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New study: for most sinus infections, antibiotics don't help