(NaturalNews) Do you know what the two most dangerous objects in a hospital are? A doctor's necktie and a doctor's cell phone! It's true: Neckties and cell phones harbor superbugs such as MRSA. This has been proven time and time again by numerous studies you can find written up in the popular press (http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/hea...).
On the pharmaceutical side, superbugs are also caused by the rampant abuse of antibiotics by doctors, who seem to prescribe them for everything under the sun -- including those things that are completely unaffected by antibiotics such as viral infections.
Notably, all these objects -- neckties, mobile phones and antibiotics -- are only introduced to patients through the presence of a doctor, and that effectively makes doctors the single most dangerous thing in any hospital.
Of course, doctors can be extremely useful at times, especially in the emergency room where some kid who fell off the roof while filming a YouTube stunt needs to have his ankles reattached. But outside the realm of urgent care, doctors tend to spread disease a lot more than they spread health.
But don't take my word for it: Here's what others have to say on the subject of superbugs and doctors:
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Except for the sterile environment of surgery theatres, the superbugs can be found riding on dust particles of the heating and air-conditioning systems, in bathrooms and toilets, and even in the food. They account for most of the deaths in hospitals today. The superbugs "choose" those patients whose immune systems have already been impaired through sickness, injury, surgery, and/or previous encounters with antibiotics. In healthy people with a strong immune system, these bugs can live on their skin or in their noses without infecting them. - Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation: Unleash The Natural Healing Power That Lies Dormant Within Youby Andreas Moritz - Available on Amazon.com
The widespread use and abuse of antibiotics is becoming increasingly alarming, not only because of the chronic candidiasis epidemic, but also due to the development of "superbugs" that are resistant to currently available antibiotics. According to many experts, as well as the World Health Organization, we are coming dangerously close to arriving at a "postantibiotic era," in which many infectious diseases will once again become almost impossible to treat. - Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised Second Editionby Michael T. Murray, N.D., Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D. - Available on Amazon.com
If you do develop a UTI, be wary of using prescription antibiotics, which can cause yeast infections or new infections with antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Instead of relying on pharmaceuticals, treat UTIs naturally with cranberry juice and the widely available supplement pulsatilla extract. Be sure to watch your symptoms, if the UTI has already progressed too far you may require conventional intervention to prevent more serious complications to your organs. - Natural Health Solutionsby Mike Adams - Available on Amazon.com
In fact, antibiotics are a major cause of recurrent infections, and our overuse of them is breeding highly resistant strains of "superbugs" that are immune to all known types of antibiotics. To add insult to injury, we have lost the war on infectious diseases, even with all these antibiotics and better hygiene. According to a recent press conference held by the American Medical Association, infectious diseases have reemerged as a serious health threat. Just in the past decade, death from infectious diseases has risen a stunning 58 percent worldwide. - Bottom Line's Prescription Alternativesby Earl L. Mindell, RPh, PhD with Virginia Hopkins, MA - Available on Amazon.com
Children infected with bacteria that resist antibiotics (sometimes called "superbugs") often need to be treated longer and with more expensive antibiotics -- sometimes these children need to be hospitalized to receive antibiotics intravenously. Worse, every year in the United States children die from bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics. Although antibiotics were first used only fifty years ago, we have already taken our first steps into an era where antibiotics may be useless. - Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throatsby Paul A. Offit, M.D.m Bonnie Fass-Offit, M.D. and Louis M. Bell, M.D. - Available on Amazon.com
The increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" combined with the greater susceptibility to infection caused by their overuse can be a fearsome combination, especially for children. In January 1996, a Georgetown University School of Medicine study showed that kids taking a broad-spectrum antibiotic to prevent ear infection had a 100 percent chance of succumbing to a "superbug" -- a fivefold increase in risk. When antibiotic treatment fails, many doctors turn not to natural remedies but to a more invasive treatment: inserting ear tubes to drain the ear or equalize pressure. - Herbal Defenseby Robyn Landis - Available on Amazon.com
Hospitals breed antibiotic-resistant superbugs that pose a real danger to patients and the public alike. Hospitals are places where medical errors are rampant; people are given the wrong drugs at the wrong doses, or undergo the wrong medical procedures with horrifying frequency. Sometimes people even have the wrong limbs operated on or amputated, waking up wondering, "Where is my good arm?" There are literally hundreds of thousands of medical mistakes that injure, and even kill, patients in America each and every year. - Spam Filters for Your Brainby Mike Adams - Available on Amazon.com
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