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Study: Antibiotics, Breast Cancer May Be Linked

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Study: Antibiotics, Breast Cancer May Be Linked

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Study: Antibiotics, Breast Cancer May Be Linked

Study: Antibiotics, Breast Cancer May Be Linked

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A new study suggests women who frequently use antibiotics may run a higher risk for breast cancer, the second-leading cause of death among U.S. women. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first to put forth such a correlation. NPR's Richard Knox reports.