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Antibiotics Are a Gift to Be Handled With Care

Antibiotics Are a Gift to Be Handled With Care

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/antibiotics-are-a-gift-to-be-handled-with-care/

Source: New York Times

New research is looking at questions about the complex effects of antibiotics — on bacteria, on individual children and on populations — building on a greatly increased awareness of how powerful antibiotics can be, and how important it is to use them judiciously. “We clearly have to use antibiotics and are lucky to have them around,” said Dr. Matthew P. Kronman, who is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “It’s just that we are still learning what all of their effects are.”