Vaccine Cuts Infant Ear Infections
Kids under 2 years of age have 20% fewer ear infections now that pneumococcal vaccination is routine.
Slime Behind Chronic Ear Infections?
A new study shows that chronic middle ear infections may be caused by a thin biofilm that coats the middle ear and forms a slime-like barrier that prevents the body's natural defenses from fighting infection-causing bacteria.
Ear Drops Best for Swimmer's Ear
Ear drops are the best way to initially treat swimmer's ear, according to the first-ever recommendations on how to treat the common condition.
New Vaccine May Cut Ear Infections
An experimental vaccine might cut infections of the middle ear, researchers report in <EM>The Lancet</EM>.
What to Do About Ear Infections
Treating the pain as effective as treating the infection
Don't Worry: Delaying Ear Tube Surgery Won't Harm Language Development
Until he was 6 months old Matthew Luber had a very rough life -- and so did his mother Mandy Luber.
Novel Therapy Uses Bacteria to Protect Children From Ear Infections
New Therapy Could Reduce Antibiotic Use
Doctors Take Virtual Reality Tours Inside Patients
Remember Raquel Welch breathlessly navigating a microscopic space ship through the human body in the cult classic Fantastic Voyage?
Continuous Pacifier Use Linked to Ear Infections
Limit Use to Bedtime
Some Kids More Susceptible to Ear Infections
'Tis the season. While parents are moaning ''Not another ear infection,' scientists have been busy in the lab trying to find out why some kids are more likely to get them.
Laser Procedure Provides Alternative to Tubes for Ear Infection
A new laser procedure that can be performed right in the doctor's office without anesthesia could reduce the need to place tubes in the ears of people with chronic middle ear infections. Linda Brodsky, MD, who presented the results of her research in New Orleans at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, says laser-assisted myringotomy (LAM) involv