Study shows decrease in antibiotic use in kids

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A new study shows a decrease in antibiotic use in children and an overall decline in prescription medication compared to years past.

Doctors say they are making more of an effort to not prescribe certain medicine when it’s not needed. The study says thirty percent of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, but they’re often given for colds and other viral infections.

That being said, doctors say prescriptions for treatments like asthma and ADHD have increased.

Doctors say that lead exposure, living in a city and having more exposure to violence can add to an ADHD diagnoses.

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