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4 Your Health: Antibiotics not working for children with infections

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Tucson- More children are being diagnosed with infections that can't be cured with regular antibiotics.

Data from 48 hospitals shows a 700 percent increase in the number of children with drug-resistant infections over the past eight years. Most of these patients already had the infection when admitted to the hospital, which means the bacteria may be spreading in the community.

Researchers said these findings are concerning because very few strong antibiotics are approved for use in children.

A link between slumber and brain disease

A new study reveals a link between sleep and dementia.

Scientists at Boston University collected sleep data from a group of adults and then followed up ten years later. People who slept more than nine hours a night were twice as likely to develop dementia than those who slept less.

Those in the study also had smaller brain volumes suggesting excessive sleep may be a symptom and not a cause of a brain's decline.

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