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2009-10-07 15:02:38

Strides in improving the nation's air quality over the past ten years may be a factor in fewer cases of ear infections (otitis media) in children. These results are according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. The study, which used National Health Interview Survey data of 120,060 children from 1997-2006, measured how many instances occurred in the previous year...

2009-08-19 06:40:00

According to a new report, fewer U.S. patients are receiving inappropriate antibiotics for coughs, colds, and ear infections. The trend may be due to new respiratory vaccines such as Wyeth's Prevnar, or new doctor guidelines says Dr. Carlos Grijalva of Vanderbilt University who led the team of researchers. The team found that prescriptions for acute respiratory infections such as colds, flu, and ear infections fell by one-third between 1995 and 2006. Doctor visits for the infections also...

2009-02-26 12:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused exclusively on pediatric medicine, announced today that the company has launched XYLAREX - a first-in-class nonantibiotic for the dietary management of recurrent acute otitis media (middle ear infections). XYLAREX is a novel oral solution intended to be administered daily to reduce the number of ear infections children experience. The primary ingredient in XYLAREX has also been shown...

2009-02-22 14:20:00

A charity says, that the future health of thousands of U.K. children could be affected due to their ear infections if not treated properly.The antibiotics are given routinely in many cases, but often do not work, according to Deafness Research U.K.The charity also said that children whose hearing is regularly affected might suffer development problems.  However, many parents are unaware of what to do.It is vital to seek GP advice about recurrent infections, said the RNID.Last year, the...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

A recent study conducted by taste and hearing experts at the University of Florida College of Dentistry suggests that "people with a serious history of childhood ear infections appear to be about 70 percent more likely to be obese than those with no history."(i) The majority of infection-causing bacteria enter the body through the nose -- often attaching themselves to nasal tissue in the upper respiratory tract and Eustachian tubes causing sinus and ear infections. Keeping the nasal passages...

2008-06-20 12:20:00

New research suggests that babies prone to ear infections should avoid using a pacifier. A five-year study examined 476 Dutch children under the age of four, and found that those who used pacifiers increased their risk of ear infections, known as acute otitis media, by 90 percent.  Children using pacifiers also had twice the risk of recurrent ear infections of those who did not use them, the study found. The researchers from University Medical Center, Utrecht, advised doctors to warn...

2008-03-13 11:30:00

A new five-year study at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston confirms the suspected close link between the two most common diseases of young children: colds and ear infections.The study, which appears in the March 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Disease, confirmed the suspected close link between the two most common diseases of young children, viral colds and ear infections. It also identified the viruses associated with higher rates of ear infections."Understanding how...

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2008-05-22 21:19:22

The Field Spaniel is a medium-sized gun dog and the first spaniel developed for confirmation showing specifically. Breeders wanted to create a solid black spaniel, instead of one with a base color and white markings. The Field Spaniel was created by breeding Cocker Spaniels and Irish Water Spaniels, along with other black spaniels. The breed became so popular and was the focus of so many breeders that it began to go downhill. Breeders bred the Field Spaniel with Sussex Spaniels and Basset...

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