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Rapid urine test could reduce unnecessary antibiotic use

Research we’re watching A new test might help doctors better treat patients with urinary tract infections, according to a study published in the Oct. 4, 2017, issue of Science Translational Medicine. These infections prompt some eight million doctor visits each year, and doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat the condition. However, sometimes the bacteria they are attempting to treat are resistant to first-line anti­biotics. The delay caused by the ineffective medication can, in…

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