Your Health: Jun. 15, 1998

GOOD NEWS FOR EARS

Have a child with an ear infection? Five days on antibiotics instead of the customary 10 may be all that's needed to clear up uncomplicated cases. A new study that looked at 20 years of data on 3,000 kids concludes that with either regimen, pain and fever usually subside within three days, and the odds of a relapse are about the same.

BAD NEWS FOR KIDS' ARTERIES

Old folks aren't the only ones who get hardening of the arteries. A study released last week found that at least 60% of children and young adults have early atherosclerotic...

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