Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers creating antibiotic gel to tackle ear infections

Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal.

Genetics

Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infections

Many parents have heard the night-time cry of "my ear hurts." For some children, this might happen frequently beginning in infancy and even persist into adulthood. An international consortium led by those at Baylor College ...

Immunology

Study: Toys, books, cribs can harbor bacteria for long periods

(Medical Xpress)—Numerous scientific studies have concluded that two common bacteria that cause colds, ear infections, strep throat and more serious infections cannot live for long outside the human body. So conventional ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sound deprivation in one ear leads to speech recognition difficulties

Chronic conductive hearing loss, which can result from middle-ear infections, has been linked to speech recognition deficits, according to the results of a new study, led by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and published ...

Medical research

How researchers assess whether medications work

Ear infections, or "otitis media," can cause of a lot of pain and discomfort in youngsters. In some children, persistent infections result in hearing loss.

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