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Why Are Antibiotics Unhelpful for Treating the Common Cold?

As a parent you may have wondered why sometimes antibiotics are used but sometimes they are not. You are definitely not alone. As a pediatrician, parents frequently ask me for antibiotics for their child’s sore throat or common cold. I wrote this article to help parents and caregivers know why sometimes antibiotics are deemed unhelpful …

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This is the reason why you should never give honey to a baby

Everyone loves honey. It’s all-natural and delicious! But you may have heard that you should not feed honey to a baby. But do you know why not? It’s because of botulism. Botulism is a disease that is contracted by ingesting spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Big name? Yes – and big problems! Botulism …

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