Cochrane Review: Sublingual Immunotherapy effective and safe for allergy treatment

The Cochrane Collaboration has found that sublingual immunotherapy is without serious side effects or risks and is effective at treating allergies. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization dedicated to analyzing the best available research evidence and promoting the best and safest medical treatments. This review shows that the use of daily allergy drops placed under the tongue in place of weekly allergy injections is quite effective at controlling allergies and can be used safely.

Link: http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab002893.html

Consumer Reports: Otolaryngology office best place for hearing aids

Consumer Reports Health recommends the office of an Otolaryngologist with a staff Audiologist as the best place to purchase hearing aids. They found “patients gave those hearing-aid providers higher marks on their thoroughness in evaluating hearing loss than did respondents who went to other types of providers.” An ear doctor can also diagnose causes of hearing loss that need other treatments, such as an infection or a tumor, and can clean out obstructing ear wax.

Link: http://www.consumerreports.org/health/healthy-living/home-medical-supplies/hearing/hearing-aids/select-a-provider/hearing-aids-select-a-provider.htm