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Chest cold? Why antibiotics might not be worth the risk
Los Angeles Daily News

Doctors need to give antibiotics to more than 12,000 people with acute respiratory infections to prevent just one of them from being hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a new study.

And that small benefit is outweighed by the very real risks that go along with antibiotics – both from serious side effects and the promotion of resistant “superbugs,” researchers say.