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Antibiotic use without prescription common in U.S.

(Reuters Health) - Many people in the U.S. take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for them, according to a new study that highlights one factor that may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections.

Many Americans mistakenly use aspirin to prevent heart disease

(Reuters Health) - - Many Americans regularly take aspirin without a doctor's recommendation, believing it will protect their hearts, a new study finds. The problem is that for those who don't already have heart disease, aspirin comes with some dangerous side effects, such as brain bleeds, experts say.

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