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Parent relief: Big drop in kids' ear infections

Ear infections, a scourge that has left countless tots screaming through the night, have fallen dramatically, and some researchers suggest a decline in smoking by parents might be part of the reason.Full story

Antibiotics effective against ear infection

BOSTON (Reuters Health) - Contrary to what some guidelines say, antibiotics may be a good treatment for middle ear infection if the diagnosis is certain, according to two new studies. Full story

Early daycare linked to fewer infections later

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although young children might get sick more often when they first start group daycare -- replete with its shared finger paints, building blocks and germs -- a new study hints at a possible future pay-off: fewer infections come kindergarten. Full story

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Kids in day care catch more bugs now, fewer later

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