Preemies Get a Slow Start on Friendships

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if preemies didn’t face enough struggles, a new study finds they have more difficulty making friends, though things improve once they start school. “Having friends, playing with them and being accepted is important for social support and personal well-being,” said study leader Dieter Wolke. He’s a psychology…

Who Gets Unneeded Antibiotics Most Often?

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some patients are more likely than others to get antibiotics they don’t need, new research shows. White adults and children, along with those who had private insurance and lived in urban areas, were more likely to receive a prescription for an antibiotic for common conditions caused by viruses,…