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Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. Your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system. Your tonsils are in the back of your throat and your adenoids are higher up, behind your nose. They help protect you from infection by trapping germs coming in through your mouth and nose. Sometimes your tonsils and adenoids become infected themselves. Enlarged adenoids can be sore, make it hard to breathe and cause ear problems.
Children with respiratory tract infections have increased risk for asthma, worse lung function in later life

Children with respiratory tract infections have increased risk for asthma, worse lung function in later life

Taking antibiotics in early childhood can disrupt immune system function lifelong

Taking antibiotics in early childhood can disrupt immune system function lifelong

Over- or under-reaction of immune system can be life-threatening

Over- or under-reaction of immune system can be life-threatening

Scientists discover new variant of streptococcal bacteria that contributes to severe infections

Scientists discover new variant of streptococcal bacteria that contributes to severe infections

Groundbreaking, combination vaccine may help beat Streptococcus A infections

Groundbreaking, combination vaccine may help beat Streptococcus A infections

Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

First antigen test for human bocavirus type 1 now available on ArcDia's mariPOC test platform

First antigen test for human bocavirus type 1 now available on ArcDia's mariPOC test platform

Scientists progress towards understanding how some bacterial cells escape being killed by antibiotics

Scientists progress towards understanding how some bacterial cells escape being killed by antibiotics

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FDA approves Lupin Pharmaceuticals' SUPRAX for Oral Suspension

FDA approves Lupin Pharmaceuticals' SUPRAX for Oral Suspension

General practitioners ‘may miss UTI in children’

General practitioners ‘may miss UTI in children’

Tonsillectomy does not lead to unhealthy weight in children

Tonsillectomy does not lead to unhealthy weight in children

Study finds dramatic increase in acute throat infection admissions in England

Study finds dramatic increase in acute throat infection admissions in England

Potentially worrisome weight gains following tonsillectomy occur mostly in children under 6

Potentially worrisome weight gains following tonsillectomy occur mostly in children under 6

Regular moderate exercise reduces risk of catching cold-like infections

Regular moderate exercise reduces risk of catching cold-like infections

Probiotics appear to protect against upper respiratory tract infections

Probiotics appear to protect against upper respiratory tract infections

Micro-organisms hide themselves from immune defences

Micro-organisms hide themselves from immune defences

Appendix and tonsil surgeries before age 20 can increase risk of premature heart attack

Appendix and tonsil surgeries before age 20 can increase risk of premature heart attack

Tonsillectomy increases risk of pediatric obesity

Tonsillectomy increases risk of pediatric obesity

Scientist to develop antibiotics for drug-resistant superbugs

Scientist to develop antibiotics for drug-resistant superbugs