Wednesday Feb 19
Drops get nod for ear-tube infections
For children with ear tubes, topical antibiotic drops treat the leaky discharge caused by an ear infection much more effectively than oral antibiotics or observation, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.
Excess weight linked to brain changes that may relate to memory, emotions, and appetite
Being overweight appears related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions, and likely also involved in appetite control, according to a study performed by researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and other institutions.
A Long Island wedding with Nigerian touches
Midway through their Sept. 7 reception at Giorgio's in Baiting Hollow, Kelly Ann "Peaches" and Egwuonwu "E.K." Ume slipped away to swap their conventional formalwear for traditional Nigerian garb, custom-made from imported velvet, lace and silk brocade.
Expert advice on preventing, treating kids' ear infections
Ear infections in children are almost a rite of passage for new parents. USA Today talks with an expert on best ways to combat and treat the troublesome infections.
SUNY seeks aid for community colleges, hospitals
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is asking lawmakers to increase aid for the state's community colleges and university hospitals.