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Breastfeeding In Side-Lying Position Cause Ear Infections

The study found that the mother's breastfeeding their babies in the side-lying position, this is harmful to babies, and if breastfeeding while lying down could be irritating to their delicate ears or throat. The study was published in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is when blockage of the eustachian tube during a cold, allergy, or upper respiratory infection, and the presence of bacteria or viruses lead to a build-up of pus and mucus behind the eardrum.

End-Of-Life Care Facilities And Options For Patients

Planning for end-of-life care can be stressful and time-consuming. It's also confusing especially at a time when a loved one is living their final months. While it's not always possible to plan ahead, it can be beneficial to at least have an understanding of the options available for end-of-life care ensuring a loved one receives quality care.

Relationship Between Depression And Improper Sleep

The neural link between depression and sleep problems has been identified for the first time in a new study by researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) and Fudan University (China). Researchers found functional connectivity between the areas of the brain associated with short-term memory, self, and negative emotions causing sufferers to dwell on bad thoughts and leading to a poor quality of sleep. The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Prefrontal Cortex Predicts Better Reading In Relation To Decoding

A new study identifies the brain mechanism that accounts for the discrepancy between low decoding skills and high reading comprehension. Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in "decoding", navigating between the visual form and sounds of a written language. But a subset of dyslexic people, dubbed "resilient dyslexics," exhibit remarkably high levels of reading comprehension despite difficulties decoding. The study was recently published in PLOS One.