Kids suffer from a lot of ear infections and the costs are high. Ear infections in kids can be a very troubling problem with associated fevers and the need to stay home in bed. A realization of how high the costs are in dealing with ear infections in kids should alert us to how widespread the problem is and the need for more aggressive manners to try to prevent these infections.
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Men have bigger noses than women. Have you ever wondered if there is a reason for the difference?
While many people believe that men’s noses are bigger than women’s noses, a new study from researchers at the University of Iowa has confirmed it.
In a first study of its kind, researchers link eye disease that can lead to blindness to long-term use of birth control pills.
New findings suggest women may be risking eye disease when they take birth controls pills for more than 3-years. The study is the first of its kind that also highlights the importance of women having regular eye exams who choose to use oral contraceptives long-term.
Some people use tap water for nasal irrigation. A new study has reported that the practice could be fatal because it could expose an individual to a microscopic organism, which could produce a fatal brain infection. Researchers affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their findings online on August 23 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
When do you need an antibiotic for a sinus infection? Dr Jane M Garbutt, firs study author and a research associate professor of medicine at the Washington School of Medicine said in a press release antibiotics should be used with caution and are often over-prescribed in the primary care setting to treat sinusitis. The result is increasing antibiotic resistance.