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Black Kids Less Likely to Receive Antibiotics

A recent study found that African-American children are 36 percent less likely to be treated by and prescribed antibiotics compared to white children. They were also less likely to be diagnosed with minor illnesses such as strep throat and respiratory infections, reported The Atlantic. The good news: Among more serious illnesses such as pneumonia, there were no significant antibiotic treatment disparities. 


(Photo:  Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT /Landov)

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