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Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

...nts with von Hippel-Lindau disease and ELSTs in 38 ears were identified. the most common ELSTassociated ... in 31 patients (89 percent) or 34 of the affected ears (89 percent) and was frequently moderate or profound. Other less frequent ELSTassociated findings ...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Liberation at a Cost

Put cotton in your ears and pebbles in your shoes. Pull on rubber gloves. Smear Vaseline over your glasses , and there you have it: instant old age. - Malcolm Cowley Hormone Replacement Therapy popul...

Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains

...his head" and the sudden expansion of gases in his ears due to the hot earphones ruptured them, deafening him. Two long, thin burn marks extended up his chest and the sides of his face, and there were substantial burns inside his ears, he said. Dr Heffernan said though a cartilage graft from elsewher...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

... da, and ka) were played into their right and left ears simultaneously, and then tried to name both words or syllables. In two other tests, volunteers listened to digitally altered one-syllable words played into the right ear and tried to identify the word. One test artificially filtered out high-pitch...

Annual Cancer Run Draws Huge Response in US

...les of helium-filled balloons, on foam pink rabbit ears many people sported, even in some of the food. Vendors handed out free pink baggies of Sun Chips. After the run, Eileen McDonnell, 44, said she was first diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, when her oldest child, Keira, was 8 months old. ...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...us is understood as the perception of noise in the ears or inside the head although there is no external s...neutral) sound and that have to be inserted in the ears for 8 hours a day, the noise never masking the tinnitus. Other patients with auditory loss need an a...

Car Sickness for the Little Ones can Be Prevented

...t of motion sickness, happens when the eyes, inner ears and joints get conflicting clues about how fast an... of poisoning. In other words, if your eyes and ears are telling your brain two different things the brain will believe the ear and assume you have been ...

Abnormal Face Processing in Toddlers With Autism

...he outside features of the face, such as the hair, ears and the neck compared to the their typically developing peers, said Chawarska. It is therefore likely that toddlers with disabilities were having a harder time encoding information regarding facial identity because they were simply looking less at fa...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

... particular notes used in music sound right to our ears because of the way our vocal apparatus makes the s... chromatic scale notes in music sound right to our ears because they match the formant ratios we are exposed to all the time in speech, even though we are q...

Death Due to Drowning can Be Identified With the Aid of 'Virtual Autopsy'

...ing victims had fluid in the paranasal sinuses and ears and ground-glass opacity in the lungs. Twenty-six (93 percent) had fluid in the subglottic (below the vocal cords) trachea and main bronchi. Fourteen (50 percent) had sediment in the subglottic airways. Six (21 percent) had frothy fluid in the airway...

TB and Measles Scare in Canada Now

...ld fever and a rash on the forehead and behind the ears and a dry cough. Dr. Howard Njoo, director of the health agency's centre for emergency preparedness and response, said officials don't know if the other students are incubating the disease and may be infectious, but precautions were necessary. "The...

A Boon to Hearing Impaired-Gene Transfer

...ene into human hair cells harvested from the inner ears of patients with hearing loss. Our results show that gene therapy reagents are effective in human inner ear tissue. Taken together with the results from another group of scientists who showed that similar gene therapy compounds can produce new hair...

Artificial Tanning Causes Concern

...on a wide-brimmed hat that covers your head, face, ears and neck. Hats without a wide brim, such as baseball caps, do not give enough protection. · Wear sunglasses, which can help prevent damage to your eyes by blocking a large amount of ultraviolet rays. Choose sunglasses with even shading, medium to da...

Will the Cervical Cancer Vaccine Have Long Term Benefits?

...It also increases the immunity against HPV in 9-15 ears old. The vaccine is for the prevention of the disease rather than a treatment for cervical cancer. Studies show that 98% women did not develop precancerous lesions even after 3.5 years after the administration of the vaccine. It protects against 45 a...

Childhood Obesity may Increase Ear Problems

... tubes surgically inserted in one or both of their ears to relieve otitis media with effusion. The remaining 118 children had other operations for conditions unrelated to their ears. Jong Bin Kim, a doctor who works in Seoul at Kyung Hee University's department of otorhinolaryngology, and other resear...

World's Oldest High-wire Artiste Hums Along at 98

...ery loudly, but the words were clear. 'My eyes and ears haven't done too well, but my arms and legs are still doing what they are supposed to do.' Shuffling over to the wire stretched between two walls, he pulls himself up, by his wrists at first, then by his hands and finally by just his index fingers....

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

...the most important moment in the procedure) in the ears of 54 healthy rats, implanting cochlear devices in 36 of them, and then monitoring them for the presence of meningitis, a third of the rats with cochlear implants were stricken with meningitis. The study’s authors found that in these cases, cochlear ...

Stem Cell Transplants Explored as a Possible Treatment for Hearing Loss

...m cells differentiate after transplantation in the ears of chicken embryos. The two different approaches - new drugs and stem cell transplants - are important because drug treatments are unlikely to help everyone. For some people with genetically caused hearing disorders, he explained, no drug is likely...

Car Airbags Will Cause Permanent Hearing Loss in 17 Percent

...curately in 95 percent of the cases in which human ears have been exposed. NHCA Director of Education Brian Fligor praised Price’s work, saying it takes a revealing look at the side of new technologies people rarely think about. “We often consider only the benefits of safety technology, rather than th...

Cochlear Implants in Both Ears Enables Better Hearing

...ith two ears. 'We try to understand how having two ears is helpful,' she says. One main benefit: two ears make it easier to locate sounds. 'If you close an ear, walk around and try to identify where sounds ...

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