antibiotics http://kuer.org en U Study Finds Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics may do More Harm than Good http://kuer.org/post/u-study-finds-taking-unnecessary-antibiotics-may-do-more-harm-good <p></p><p>Researchers at the University of Utah have found that doctors are prescribing antibiotics when people don’t really need them, a practice that may cause long-term problems.</p><p>Researchers say that when patients take antibiotics, the “good” bacteria living in the body is killed, which can cause side effects like rashes and diarrhea. Andrew Pavia, a professor of pediatrics at the U. who contributed to the study, says that’s only one consequence.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:33:24 +0000 Nicole Nixon 33471 at http://kuer.org U Study Finds Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics may do More Harm than Good