I'm sure most of you have seen this already but it seems we have a new superbug on our hands, a substrain of streptococcus pneumoniae called 19A. Here is a link for anyone interested. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071107/superbug_071107/20071107?hub=TopStories It is occuring in childern and showing resistance to all of the antibiotics approved for use in children forcing physicians to use antibiotics only approved for use in adults. This is pretty scary stuff, and a big part of it is due to the inappropriate use of antibiotics in the first place. Doctor's seem to prescribe penicillin and other drugs like they are candy without first bothering to look deeply into the causes, most sore throats for example tend to be causes by viruses yet most of the time you will just be given a prescription for an antibiotic which of course will do you no good. On another note I just learned that the flu shots people have been getting are now less effective because the virus has already mutated. Interesting stuff.