The Mayo Clinic has released a new guideline for how to treat ear infections.
It recommends that people avoid prolonged sitting in their beds, and is calling on hospitals to start using a new treatment for the disease that is less invasive.
The new approach to treating ear infections has been developed by a team of scientists at the Mayo Clinic.
It is part of a bigger project called the Cochrane Collaboration, which is designed to look at how to improve the quality of care for people with common diseases like arthritis and diabetes.
The group has published a few guidelines on its website for how patients should be cared for.
But the Mayo team say it is not a new strategy, and there is already evidence that ear infections can be treated with other methods.
It is still unclear how common ear infections are in Australia, but the Mayo group says ear infections in people with a history of ear infections will often progress to other conditions that require hospitalisation.
It says the risk of infection can also increase as the infection progresses, leading to further complications.
“The ear infection is the most common cause of complications in patients with chronic or recurrent ear infections,” the Mayo statement says.
It also says the best treatment for ear infections involves antibiotics.
There is no specific treatment for all ear infections, but it is thought to be best to seek urgent medical attention and to seek antibiotics immediately.
It has been estimated that between one-quarter and one-third of all ear infection cases in Australia are the result of bacterial infection, including some that are not related to a virus.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an ear or throat infection, call your GP.
The Mayo team says it is encouraging other healthcare providers to implement the new strategy.
This is a developing story.
More to come.