Ear Infection News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/21/2010
Ear Tubes Appear to Be Safe Before Cochlear Implantation

No adverse effects noted in pediatric study

6/16/2010
4/30/2010
Nasal Saline Rinses Reduce Ear Infections in Kids

Small study reports fewer acute infections after daily nasal washes

3/17/2010
Stitching Wounds May Be Safer Than Stapling

Infection rate is higher with metal staples, review finds

2/24/2010
Successor to Combination Pneumococcal Vaccine Approved

Prevnar 13 offers broader protection against a host of bacterial diseases

2/5/2010
1/27/2010
1/3/2010
Ear Infections: New Thinking on What to Do

Doctors today often opt for pain relief and waiting to see if antibiotics are needed

10/6/2009
Transplant Patients Should Be Monitored for Ear Infection

Transplantation failure can result from symptomless otitis media, research finds

9/24/2009
Infant Head-Flattening Linked to Ear Infections

Recommended back-sleeping could have downside, study suggests

8/18/2009
Antibiotics Being Prescribed Less for Respiratory Infections

Decline seen as sign of progress against drug-resistant bacteria

8/10/2009
Health Tip: Getting Swimmer's Ear

What it is, and how to get rid of it

7/10/2009
Health Tip: Easing Earache Pain

Suggestions to help your child

7/9/2009
Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections

Tested on animals, liquid would be administered externally

7/1/2009
Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

Researchers urge more temperate prescribing of amoxicillin in kids

5/21/2009
Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise

Animal study shows droplets rubbed into skin prevented infections

2/26/2009
12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

11/19/2008
10/31/2008
Mutant Mouse Gene Offers Clues to Hearing Loss

Variant prevented ear hair cells from pumping out excess calcium, study finds

8/29/2008
Leave That Ear Wax Alone

New guidelines say most people don't need to remove it

8/22/2008
Early Childhood Factors Raise Risk for Snoring

Ear infections, dogs in the home, and large families all contribute, study finds

8/14/2008
Kids' Obesity Linked to Ear Infections

Altered sense of taste may result in preference for unhealthy foods, studies suggest

7/28/2008
Hearing Loss May Be More Widespread Than Thought

White, Mexican-American men at highest risk, survey shows

7/18/2008
All Newborns Should Have Ears Screened, Task Force Says

Up to 3 of every 1,000 U.S. babies born with hearing loss, experts note

7/2/2008
New Ear Tube Device Helps Treat Infections Faster

Stainless steel rod reduces time of anesthesia, number of instruments inserted into canal

5/17/2008
Cheaper Earrings More Likely to Contain Nickel

But report could not establish safe-limit price as guide for avoiding exposure

4/25/2008
Health Tip: Caring for a Ruptured Eardrum

Suggestions to help it heal

2/18/2008
Antibiotics Do Little for Inner Ear Infections

No reason to give them to kids to try to prevent fluid buildup, analysis shows

12/19/2007
Health Tip: Ear Infection May Not Need Antibiotic

But your child must be examined by a doctor

11/23/2007
Health Tip: Fluid in the Ear

When to see a doctor

10/16/2007
Ear Infections Linked to Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Germ not covered by current pediatric vaccine, making it tough to treat, doctors say

7/4/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer's Ear

An infection that commonly occurs after pool use

5/4/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Ear Infection in Children

Painful swallowing is a common sign

4/30/2007
Health Tip: Treating Ear Infections in Children

Antibiotics may not always be necessary

4/16/2007
Can Too Much Weight Cause Ear Infections in Kids?

A South Korean study suggests a link, but some U.S. doctors are skeptical

4/2/2007
Pneumococcal Vaccine Helps Prevent Kids' Ear Infections

Study finds rates of repeated ear infections

2/8/2007
Health Tip: Ruptured Eardrum

It could lead to hearing loss

1/25/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Child at Risk for Ear Infections?

Some kids are more prone than others

1/19/2007
Younger Children May Benefit From Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids

Researchers saw little difference in outcomes between 3- and 7-year-olds

10/20/2006
Antibiotics Only Help With Some Ear Infections

Those under 2 with otitis media in both ears most likely to benefit, study finds

9/26/2006
Researchers Look for Vaccine to Treat Ear Infections

Otitis media is No. 1 cause of childhood hearing loss

9/12/2006
Wait-and-See Approach Works for Children's Ear Infections

Even those seen at the ER don't necessarily need antibiotics, study finds

7/30/2006
Don't Let Ear Pain Spoil Summer Fun

Guidelines offer tips to avoid swimmer's ear

7/11/2006
Slime-Like Substance Blamed for Chronic Ear Infections

Bacterial biofilm resistant to antibiotics, study finds

3/3/2006
Vaccine Reduces Ear Infections, Czech Researchers Say

But more proof is needed that the inoculation works, a U.S. expert adds

6/9/2005
Health Tip: Treating Ear Infections

Warning signs and temporary remedies

3/1/2005
Health Tip: Get in the Swim

But watch out for water in your ears

2/22/2005
When It Comes to Kids' Ear Infections, Hold the Antibiotics

Reach for a pain reliever, at least initially, experts now say

12/28/2004
Ear Infection? Antibiotics May Not Be the Best Choice

Under new guidelines, controlling pain may be preferred course for some children