Study: too many kids taking antibiotics

September 15, 2014 5:30 PM

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Study: too many kids taking antibiotics

More than 2 million people get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections; roughly 23,000 die each year from said infections.

According to the new study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, roughly two-thirds of all flu- or cold-like symptoms -- whether a bad cough, an earache, or a sore throat -- are caused by viral infections. Viral infections won't respond to antibiotics. Yet antibiotics are prescribed some 57 p...

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