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*NEW* No evidence that finishing your antibiotics reduces resistance, researchers say

Many patients are used to their doctors emphasizing the importance of finishing all of their antibiotics, even if they are feeling better, to combat the rise of antibiotic resistance — now considered a serious health threat around the world.

But a group of U.K. researchers say not only is there no scientific evidence to support that medical advice, but it could be having the opposite effect doctors intend and actually contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem.

 

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