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New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders

...ing an endoscope down through the nose to view the larynx and vocal cords. Doctors then snake the flexible laser down the scope to treat the problem, all while the patient is awake. The pulsed laser was initially developed to treat port-wine stains on a baby's skin because it heated the blood causing the ...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

...an vocalization begins with the vocal cords in the larynx (the Adams apple in the neck), which create a series of resonant power peaks in a stream of air coming up from the lungs. These power peaks are then modified in a spectacular variety of ways by the changing shape of the soft palate, tongue, lips and ...

Doctors in UK Promoting Awareness of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease

...oarseness because the refluxed fluid irritates the larynx and respiratory tract. · Excess belching is common. · Symptoms typically occur after eating a large or fatty meal or drinking alcohol. · Lying down, bending over or bending and lifting can all cause reflux. · It is made worse by smoking. · Reflu...

National Cancer Awareness Day observed

... in men. "Tobacco causes cancers of mouth, lung, larynx and esophagus. Control of the tobacco menace could prevent large number of cancers in India," he asserted. A lecture on prevention and early detection of cancers of the breast and cervix was presented by Dr. F.D. Patel, Professor in the Department ...

Cure of Cancer Requires Early detection

.... He said, "Tobacco causes cancers of mouth, lung, larynx and esophagus. Control of the tobacco menace could prevent large number of cancers in India." Dr. F.D. Patel, Professor in the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, lectured on the prevention and early detection of breast cancer and cancer of th...

Cancer risk due to Chronic Acid Reflux

...y, there may be an increased risk of cancer of the larynx in people with chronic stomach acid reflux.// Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is widespread in cancer patients. So, it is considered to be a potential risk factor for laryngeal cancer. The researchers conducted a comparison study of 96 men...

The need for cancer warnings on alcohol packaging

...s association with cancers, like breast, liver and larynx cancer.According to the organization, annually, excessive drinking takes life of 3000 people and leaves nearly 65,000 people hospitalized. The other findings of the survey are: 96 % of respondents think alcohol is an addictive drug and 94 % believe...

Children Most Affected By Second Hand Smoke

...ng (15 percent vs. 6 percent), constriction of the larynx or bronchial tubes that potentially could impair breathing (29 percent vs. 5 percent), and actual airway obstruction (29 percent vs. 11 percent). Respiratory problems were similarly increased in the recovery room, but to a lesser extent. It was in ...

Laryngeal Cancer Added to Asbestos’ Crime Lis

...es in which more than 10 deaths from cancer of the larynx were reported, the relative risk for cancer was gr...nk between asbestos and laryngeal cancer: 1. The larynx lies anatomically in the direct path of inhaled asbestos fibers. 2. Squamous-cell carcinomas of th...

Cancer Risks for Betel Nut Chewers

...nx increased by about 96.9 times and cancer of the larynx by about 40.3 times. Ko Ying-chin, a professor at the institute headed the study. The study analyzed 165 males suffering from cancer of the esophagus with 255 cancer-free men as a control group. Results revealed that betel nuts, tobacco and alcoho...

Mist over a way to help premature babies breathes cleared!

...ent of a breathing tube being inserted through the larynx - part of the windpipe. No evidence was seen of a higher risk of long-term disabilities for children given CNEP. “Our long-term study of the original trial participants suggests no evidence of disadvantage, in terms of long-term disability or psy...

Silicone Rubber Flap Restore Speech

...sound. // Usually in case of throat cancer the larynx or the voice box as it is called has to be surgically removed. The patients after this surgery find it very difficult to talk with the rubber silicone artificial valve. This valve is implanted in-between the windpipe and oesophagus. But after th...

Smoking lowers chances of surviving throat cancer

...ovement and survival for people with cancer of the larynx or lower pharynx, a study says//. Eating eating...king, and diet to the development of cancer in the larynx and hypopharynx, the area immediately above it at the back of the throat. However, precious little w...

Rolling Stones Guitarist Wants Chemotherapy

...better timbre of voice than patients who had their larynx removed.... Prostate Cancer Stem Cells Discovered By York Researchers ... www.medindia.net/news/ view_news_main.asp?x=6074 ...

Radiation And Chemotherapy, A Better Option For Head And Neck Cancer

...better timbre of voice than patients who had their larynx removed. The swallowing function of both thr group... pretty much the same, but patients with an intact larynx were able to understand speech better. Commenting on these findings, Kevin Fung, the lead author of ...

Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Can Widely Infiltrate The Larynx

...ncer// to invade these structures. Invasion of the larynx by differentiated thyroid gland carcinoma is uncom...ryngeal tumor spread was observed. Invasion of the larynx occurs by direct extension or by posterior tumor growth around the edge of the thyroid cartilage. ...

Have You Ever Wondered Why Male And Female Voices Differ?

...ences in the size and shape of the vocal cords and larynx between women and men and also due to women having greater natural "melody" in their voices. This causes a more complex range of sound frequencies than in a male voice. When a man hears a female voice the auditory section of his brain is activated, ...

Larynx transplant restores patient's voice after 20 years

... in ENT surgery by conducting the first successful larynx transplant in 1998. Timothy Heidler, the recipient of the transplant is not able to speak with a perfectly normal voice after his throat was crushed in the motorcycle accident. He had been unable to speak normally for 20 years. The lucky recipient is...

The Harmful Effects Of Secondhand Smoke

...er respiratory diseases like COPD or cancer of the larynx were lower, but still significant and former smokers were found to be more affected by secondhand exposure than nonsmokers who were equally exposed thereby running about twice the risk of getting a respiratory disease. Thus researchers conclude sayi...

The Risks Of Smoking

...owed smoking was linked to cancers of the lung and larynx in men and chronic bronchitis in both men and women. Doctors now say that there are many more diseases to add to that list,namely leukemia, cataracts, pneumonia, and cancers of the cervix, kidney, pancreas and stomach. Researchers say low-tar or low...

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