Antibiotic Use During Infancy May Increase Risk For Developing Childhood Asthma

WebMD Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/16, Nierenberg) reported that infants who are given “antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18,” according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed data from “22 previous studies published between 1950 and July 1, 2010,” and found that infants who given antibiotics “during their first year of life were about 50% more likely than babies who never received the drugs to be diagnosed with asthma.” In studies that adjusted for “respiratory infections,” however, a child who was given “antibiotics was 13% more likely to be diagnosed with asthma than a child who never took the medication.”

Live Your Life With the 4 P’s (part one)

What are the four P’s that I personally live by? In a nutshell, they are passion, persistence, positivity, and purpose. I am confident that if you live your life by these four simple statutes, you do not need to chase success, success will follow you.

In this blog, I will concentrate on the first aspect which is passion. There are many definitions for passion. According to the dictionary, passion is defined as a powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger, ardent love, strong sexual desire, lust, boundless enthusiasm, an abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger. I will be concentrating on the boundless enthusiasm aspect, for being passionate can and will take you far in life. A nice quote to share: “Passion is passion. It’s the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn’t matter where it’s directed…It can be coins or sports or politics or horses or music or faith…the saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all.” Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.

Find a job that you are passionate about and you will never have to work a day in your life. When you are passionate about your job, your employer will sense this and reward you accordingly. If you are self-employed, your customers and clients will become loyal patrons for life if you create an excellent experience for them. They will sense your passion and gravitate towards you and your services. As an end result, business will increase because not only have you captured them, your passion has created a word of mouth referral for their family and friends. Have you noticed that every successful person in this world have a certain passion and vision that emanates from their body? Success becomes a part of the energy wavelength that they emit into the universe, without words even being spoken.

Being passionate about life will open doors for you that you never thought was possible. People will always be drawn to passionate and positive things in life, whether it be humans, inanimate objects or experiences. Do not live a life of fear, regrets and defeat. You only have one life and you do not know your time of departure from this earth so it is best you use this time wisely. Nurture your passion by taking whatever means necessary (with integrity) to accomplish your goals and live the life that you have always dreamt of. Your life is exactly what you make of it so why not live like today is literally your last and being passionate is a great start guaranteed!

~KDT