Not completing a course of antibiotics
A new study from Brighton & Sussex Medical School’s infectious diseases department suggests finishing an antibiotic course may not be the best advice after all. The report, published in the British Medical Journal, said taking the drugs after you feel well may increase the likelihood of antibiotic resistance. The Royal College of GPs and Public Health England, however, say the old advice shouldn’t be changed based on one report. For now, it’s still best to finish your course – though antibiotic courses may become shorter in the future due to growing evidence that this could help cut the risk of creating antibioticresistant superbugs.