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Getting Antibiotics as a Baby May Have Lasting Effects on Brain, Behavior

A new study published in Nature Communications and reported by Ars Technica has found a correlation between babies who get antibiotics during their first year of life and later behavioral problems, including signs of depression. It’s still unclear how this works, but it mimics earlier studies with mice that showed the same outcomes. Yes, there is a place for antibiotics. But the overuse of these drugs, in both humans and animals, is actually taking away possibilities for using them...

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