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Being Bullied About Weight May Raise Risk of Drug Use

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are bullied about their weight are at increased risk for alcohol or marijuana use — and this is especially true for girls, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 1,300 students at five …

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No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions for Medicaid patients appear to be inappropriate, new research suggests. That kind of overprescribing raises risks for everyone, experts say, as bacteria gain more chances to mutate around the life-saving drugs. …

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