Bad strep throat? It’s probably not strep, most likely viral

Although people often say they have “strep” throat, most sore throats actually are caused by a virus, not streptococcus bacteria, and shouldn’t be treated with antibiotics, suggest new guidelines. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.
A study of Canadian youth suggests that vigorous physical activity was associated with reduced cardiometabolic risk factors, such as body mass index z score, waist circumference, systolic blood pressure and increased cardiorespiratory fitness
The structure of a federal program that provides monthly subsidies to promote the adoptions of special needs children in foster care may actually be delaying some adoptions, according to a new study by University of Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles

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