However, antibiotic usage continues to be increasing and over-utilized. The fitness of our microbiota is a good reason to avoid needless antibiotics as they definitely change our gut flora. Patients should realize that there are clear GI outcomes to the usage of antibiotics and should ensure that they actually need antibiotics before they consider them. While laboratories are brimming with microbiome research, exploring the prospect of new cures in virtually every area of health, gastroenterology is one area of medicine that has already been able to put the technology into practice in the clinic.Consuming unhealthy, high extra fat and high calorie foods escalates the risk for obesity and its health consequences, said AMA Board Member Edward L. Langston, M.D. .. AMA voted to adopt new public health policies The American Medical Association voted today at its Annual Conference to adopt the next brand-new public health policies: General public Health Lessons from the Gulf Oil Spill New policy adopted today will pair the AMA with the correct federal agencies to convene an expert panel to handle the immediate and long-term human being and environmental health impacts of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The AMA will work to teach physicians also, other health professionals and the general public about the general public health risks associated with exposure to crude essential oil and byproducts.