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That Age-Old Advice to Finish Your Antibiotics Might Do More Harm Than Good

Anybody who’s ever had an antibiotic prescription has heard the warning: Be sure to finish the bottle. Until now, the reasoning for this has been that not completing the course of treatment encourages the bacteria you’re fighting to develop resistance to the antibiotic. But now, Science Alert reports that scientists may have gotten it all wrong, as a new study hints that taking a long course of a drug may be the true culprit in promoting antibiotic resistance. The growing...

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