You've seen the labels on your antibiotic prescriptions: "FINISH ALL THIS MEDICATION unless otherwise directed by prescriber." It's been dogma for years, but this rule might not actually be the best way to prevent antibiotic resistance. But don't throw out your half-used bottle of penicillin just yet.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
"By far what google the most," Amy Schumer said in her SNL monologue this weekend, "is 'Can I drink on these antibiotics?' and 'Do these antibiotics make my birth control worthless?'" Comedy aside, these are actually good questions -- and ones most of us probably ask when we're given that prescription. Here are some answers.