Tucson- Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be contributing to the growth of deadly superbugs.
Researchers at the Minnesota Department of Health tracked patients diagnosed with C. diff, a serious gastrointestinal infection. 15 percent had been given antibiotics ahead of a dental procedure. But one third of those patient's medical charts had no mention of the prescription.
Experts said doctors should ask patients about medications taken for dental reasons, to help prevent the overuse of antibiotics.
Dangers of costume contacts
Spooky contact lenses worn as part of Halloween costumes may harm your eyes.
Researchers from the Baylor College Of Medicine, warn that novelty contacts are more prone to rip, which can then scratch the cornea. Doctors involved in the study said lenses that are not customized for your eyes could lead to increased risk of corneal abrasions, ulcers, and even scars.
Doctors also encourage those planning to wear non-prescription contacts for Halloween, should consult with an eye care specialist to keep their eyes safe.
Before his arrest Thursday afternoon, Senecca Turner served as an assistant basketball coach and member of the security staff here Cienega High School.
The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal accident on Bear Creek Road near Tanque Verde Road.
Actor Josh Gad is vowing to take action after one of his friend's children was killed in the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead on Wednesday.
This winter's flu season has been one of the worst we've seen in recent history, and it doesn't appear to be slowing.