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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common childhood disease with important ramifications to the overall health of infants and young children. The peak incidence of AOM occurs at 6 to 18 months of age, but it can also occur in older children. Complications of AOM include persistent middle ear effusion, chronic otitis media, transient hearing loss, or speech delays.
AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

Acute illness increases cortisol levels in children and adolescents

Acute illness increases cortisol levels in children and adolescents

Study examines pediatric emergency department attendance trends during the first COVID-19 wave in Europe

Study examines pediatric emergency department attendance trends during the first COVID-19 wave in Europe

Antimicrobial prescribing among infants may be prevented using maternal RSV vaccines

Antimicrobial prescribing among infants may be prevented using maternal RSV vaccines

A special surgical microscope to illuminate blood, bacterial biofilms, cartilage, and soft tissue

A special surgical microscope to illuminate blood, bacterial biofilms, cartilage, and soft tissue

SARS-CoV-2 occurrence compared with other respiratory viruses in children with acute respiratory infections

SARS-CoV-2 occurrence compared with other respiratory viruses in children with acute respiratory infections

Combination of iota-carrageenan and xylitol as a potential nasal spray for COVID

Combination of iota-carrageenan and xylitol as a potential nasal spray for COVID

Bone Conduction Kit may enable children and their parents to manage glue ear effectively at home

Bone Conduction Kit may enable children and their parents to manage glue ear effectively at home

Researchers reveal how pneumonia-causing bacteria obtain essential nutrient from our bodies

Researchers reveal how pneumonia-causing bacteria obtain essential nutrient from our bodies

Researchers design miniaturized 3D-printed device to treat middle ear infections

Researchers design miniaturized 3D-printed device to treat middle ear infections

Georgia State professor receives $2.3 million federal grant to study inflammation in infectious diseases

Georgia State professor receives $2.3 million federal grant to study inflammation in infectious diseases

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus?

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus?

One in four people could face some degree of hearing loss by 2050, WHO report warns

One in four people could face some degree of hearing loss by 2050, WHO report warns

Strategizing pediatric healthcare preparedness for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Strategizing pediatric healthcare preparedness for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

New technology can rapidly disrupt existing biofilms that account for chronic diseases

New technology can rapidly disrupt existing biofilms that account for chronic diseases

Blue Water Vaccines enters into agreement to develop Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine with St. Jude

Blue Water Vaccines enters into agreement to develop Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine with St. Jude

Study shows benefits of video discharge instructions for acute otitis media in children

Study shows benefits of video discharge instructions for acute otitis media in children

Only half of patients with sinus, throat, or ear infections receive first-line antibiotics

Only half of patients with sinus, throat, or ear infections receive first-line antibiotics

Selective antibiotics could make precision treatment possible

Selective antibiotics could make precision treatment possible

Review: Harmful and beneficial effects of pacifier use in newborns, infants

Review: Harmful and beneficial effects of pacifier use in newborns, infants