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Prescribing Antibiotics for Children With Cough in General Practice Does Not Reduce Hospitalization Risk

A new study underscores previous findings that antibiotics are not a cure-all for children with coughs and respiratory infections. Not only that, researchers found little evidence that they even reduce the risk of children ending up in the hospital, according to the University of Bristol. The study involved 8,320 children ages 3 months to 15 years. Researchers said this further substantiates not making antibiotics a first-line choice when sick children come to the doctor. This boosts the...

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