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21 July 2014
Daycare attendance in the first year of life is a risk factor for earlier respiratory infections and is associated with greater use of healthcare services in childhood, study findings show.
14 July 2014
There is no convincing evidence that zinc supplements reduce the risk of otitis media in children or adults, say the authors of an updated Cochrane review.
07 July 2014
Antigen-specific immunoglobulin E is produced locally in the middle ear mucosa of patients with eosinophilic otitis media, clinical research indicates.
30 June 2014
Tonsillectomy for recurrent pharyngitis in adults improves quality of life for the overwhelming majority of patients, report researchers.
23 June 2014
Swedish researchers report that overall adherence to treatment guidelines for acute otitis media in children is good, at 70–90%, but that adherence to watchful waiting is poor.
16 June 2014
The immune response in young children with bacterial acute otitis media differs between individuals who are prone to such infection and those who are not, US researchers have shown.
09 June 2014
Researchers have published a detailed survey of children with pneumonia in the Gambia, which reveals that Streptococcus pneumoniae is the predominant aetiological agent and that multiple pathogens are present in at least half of cases.
02 June 2014
Canadian scientists have reported details of an outbreak of serotype 12F invasive pneumococcal disease that occurred in Winnipeg between 2009 and 2011 and predominantly affected people who were homeless and/or engaged in illegal drug use.
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