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Medical Science Strides-No Guarantee For Pre-Mature Babies

...ntage with major complications, such as blindness, deafness and cerebral palsy, has not changed. Says neonatologist Jonathan Muraskas of Loyola University Medical Center, Illinois: "It's one thing to survive, but another to live a life blind and deaf and in a wheelchair. Incidentally, the chance of surviv...

Genetic Cause of Inherited Eye Diseases Identified

...retinal degeneration; Usher Syndrome, which causes deafness and blindness; and Meckel Syndrome, which causes kidney disease and neural tube defects. Lead author Qin Liu, MD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, and Pierce collaborated with a team at The Wistar Institute led by David Speicher to perform the an...

First Gene Linked to Scoliosis Identified

...nital and urinary problems, ear abnormalities, and deafness among other problems. They also develop late-onset scoliosis. "This led us to consider that milder variations of CHD7 may be involved in other types of scoliosis," Bowcock said. Led by Dr. Carol Wise, the researchers collected data on 52 families...

A Boon to Hearing Impaired-Gene Transfer

... breakthrough will propel the field of hearing and deafness research toward our collective goal of curing genetic and acquired deafness, Holt said....

Own Up and Pay Up, Nigerian Party Tells Pfizer

...ed various degrees of adverse effects ranging from deafness to muteness, paralysis, brain damage, loss of sight, slurred speech and death. Hearings in the case are due to restart on June 26. A similar suit was filed last month by Kano, Nigeria's largest state, which is seeking 2.75 billion dollars from the ph...

Stem Cell Transplants Explored as a Possible Treatment for Hearing Loss

...ntation into humans, with the goal of first curing deafness in mice within the next five years. His lab is als...find it.' The idea of using drug therapy to cure deafness has been at the back of Heller's mind since he began researching the inner ear 12 years ago, and it ...

Cochlear Implants in Both Ears Enables Better Hearing

...g advantage of potentially superior treatments for deafness down the road. Patients never received more than one implant until about ten years ago. Then, doctors began to fit people with two, hoping this would assist them in understanding speech, especially in 'cocktail party' environments with lots of comp...

Genetic Disease Hits Kashmir Village

A genetic disease that causes deafness and dumbness has hit a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district. All the victims belong to Gujjar community. // Health and Medical Education Minister Mangat Ram Sharma told the state assembly Thursday that at least 72 cases of the disease...

Better Healthcare for 100 Villages - Courtesy Indian American Physicians

...ese villages. "Diabetes, cardiovascular problems, deafness among children, carcinoma cervix and carcinoma prostate (both of the cancer family) would have extra attention. These diseases are quite curable but mortalities occur due to the late detection of these diseases. "We hope our expertise would help the...

Can Defective Babies Be Made To Order?

...ive baby?’- To some parents with disabilities like deafness and dwarfism, it only means making babies like them. A recent survey involving U.S. clinics that offer embryo screening suggests this is already happening. Four clinics surveyed admitted that they had provided the expensive service to create childr...

A 23- Year- Old Gay Falls Victim To Meningitis C in Toronto

... survivors suffer lasting health problems, such as deafness and mental retardation. Public health officials are anxious that anyone who came in close contact with him might be infected. The deceased is supposed to have visited Crews/Tango Bar, a gay and lesbian meeting place, on November 17 and 18. The o...

Tune Your Brain to Hear Another in a Noisy Ambience

...es of his/her career and undertaking research into deafness or conditions related to it such as tinnitus. Most people with a hearing impairment have trouble picking out what someone is saying when they're in a noisy room. Parties or bars are some of the worst places because the level of background noise is...

Understanding Reasons for Tone deafness

...and the Newcastle University Medical School. Tone deafness (or congenital amusia) is known to last a lifetime which impedes normal functioning people to learn even fundamental music skills. The study investigated the structural neural correlates of tone deafness. Magnetic resonance imaging data from a grou...

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Says Stem Cells Useless

...at treatments for spinal cord injury, lung cancer, deafness and HIV/AIDS will be successful. But BBC found that it was using cells that should not be injected into people as it increases health risks. RAS...

Immunisation programme to include vaccine against Pneumococcal disease

...e death rate of this disease is 20%. Brain damage, deafness and epilepsy are the life-changing side-effects seen in 25% of the children who survive. Amputation of limb is done in some cases of septicemia. The milder side-effects include tiredness and temporary or permanent behavioural changes. In England an...

Earlier the Cochlear Implants Used Better the Speech

...g parents often find they need time to learn about deafness and potential treatments. Implantation also may be delayed to make certain an infant's deafness has not been misdiagnosed. Even when deafness is confirmed, the idea of head surgery for their bab...

Wound Healing Accelerated By Mutation In Deafness Gene

...healing. "It is interesting to speculate that Cx26 deafness mutations have been selected over the evolutionary process due to their beneficial effects on wound healing." Contact: Mary Rice mary@mrcommunication.org European Society of Human Genetics Source: Eurekalert...

NHS To Screen Newborn Babies For Hearing Impairment

...er 1,000 babies are born each year in England with deafness or hearing loss in one, or both, ears," said Profe...undreds of babies born with hearing impairment and deafness the opportunity to develop communication skills and bond with their parents from an early age." Ange...

Topical Quinolone effective in controlling eardrum perforations

...children’s from developing country and can lead to deafness in early age which mostly leads to dumbness in these children’s. Researchers found that CSOM can be easily cured using topical quinolone which offer cheaper and better treatment but the researchers have not done a long term study to know the effect...

Exposure to Grating, Noise, Music Can Cause Tumors Leading To Deafness

...roma. //Eventually, people with this tumor develop deafness or hearing loss due to the impingement of this tumor on the cranial nerve that is responsible for hearing and maintaining the balance of an individual. The symptoms of this tumor are typically a loud ringing sound in the ears called as tinnitus and...

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