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Home Wellness Research Ear Infections (Otitis Media) Early Ear Treatment Doesn't Help Children at School, Study Says

Early Ear Treatment Doesn't Help Children at School, Study Says

Thursday, 30 October 2008 13:49
A child's early educational development isn't affected by a delay in treating inner-ear infections, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Inserting tubes to drain fluid from the ears of children younger than 3 years old doesn't improve their performance at school by the age of 6, the study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh found. The study appears in the Aug. 11, 2005issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


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