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Highway Robbers-Stealing Your Hearts Health

According to new research, living near a noisy and busy highway does more than damage your peace of mind, it could even lessen your lifespan . Researchers from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany say that long-term exposure to air pollution from a nearby highway or busy road can raise the risk...

Shisha Owners Mobilise Against July 1 Smoking Ban in England

... are not alternatives. "We can't talk, it's very noisy and you can be attacked," said Zohreh, a 20-year-old British psychology student of Iranian origin....

Urgent Need for Guidance on Mobile Phone Use in Clinical Care

...ng calls in inappropriate circumstances (such as a noisy or public environment) and the potential for mobile phones to be lost or stolen, need to be addressed. Available advice concentrates on concerns and barriers, whereas practical guidance is needed. For example, following advice from the Medicines an...

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

...low-pitched sounds common in speech, converse in a noisy room, identify high and low voices, and appreciate music areas where cochlea implants, though a boon, have significant limitations. In nearly every measure, these work better than cochlear implants, says U-M researcher John C. Middlebrooks. He led...

Yoga Helping Fight Autism Down Under

...rence in the group. At the beginning they're quite noisy and at the end of the class, it's just peace," said White. Three students learning yoga as a way of coping with their autism were highlighted, including while doing exercises like 'surya namaskar' or sun salutation. Autism spectrum disorders are ...

Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

...ave shown how the brain makes sense of speech in a noisy environment, such as a pub or in a crowd. // The r... but only when the sentence is predictable. 'In a noisy environment, when we hear speech that appears to be predictable, it seems that more regions of the b...

Toy Story Turns Bitter-Christmas Toys, No Music to the Ears!

...at their children should be supervised not to hold noisy toys very close to their ear, or allow them to play with the toys for more than 60 minutes a day. Smiffy's, the toy company that manufactures the brand of guns, which are currently in trouble, have been quick to comment against the allegation sayi...

Tune Your Brain To Fight Disorders

... When patients wired to a computer become nervous, noisy sounds are produced and when they get relaxed, nature's sounds are produced which encourage patients to listen to nature's sounds and become focused on stabilizing themselves and producing alpha and theta waves in their brain. The patients are thus t...

Tune Your Brain to Hear Another in a Noisy Ambience

...hat could help to single out somebody's voice in a noisy environment like in a party or get together and al...ty to identify or hear another person's voice in a noisy room is one of the most frequently encountered difficulty by over 9 million people with hearing im...

Loud MP3 Music Can Damage Hearing

...music. 28 percent of those polled said hey went to noisy bars, pubs or nightclubs regularly. But the surprising finding was that almost 40 percent were unaware that listening to loud music on a personal music player could hurt their hearing. Noise levels exceeding 105 decibels are thought to irreversibly...

Humid Air is Little Help for Croup's Barking Cough

...lied on humid air to relieve the barking cough and noisy breathing of croup, a common childhood condition that sometimes// sends worried families to the emergency room. Now a new review of evidence suggests that the long relied-on remedy has little medical benefit. “Typically you get people to run a hot ...

Sound Separated into Sound Frequencies

...te brain separates sound mixtures in our typically noisy listening environment. In the new fMRI study, scientists went beyond identifying individual auditory cortex fields (ACFs); earlier studies had predicted those findings. The researchers also created frequency maps for most of these fields. At first,...

U.S: Prize for the best hearing category (ethnic groups) goes to…. Non-Hispanic Blacks

...esults is that fewer U.S. residents are working in noisy factory jobs, potentially offsetting the effects of newer noise sources. In addition, it is worth noting that the effects of playing portable music players such as now-ubiqitous iPod too loudly might not yet fully be accounted for, since the analyzed...

British Psychology Student To Do Research On Dogs' Barks

...hton in southern England, is looking for about 300 noisy canine volunteers of all shapes and sizes to take part in the study, it was reported Thursday. "We use all type of techniques to get the dogs to bark and growl including banging on doors and windows, playing with them and isolating them in a room."...

Constant Exposure to Noise May Enhance Risk of Heart Attack

...cording to a new study, those living or working in noisy surroundings// may face an increased risk of suffering a heart attack. Researchers in Germany revealed that the chances of urban middle-aged adults, living on high-traffic roads and amidst a lot of din, stood a 46 percent chance of suffering hear...

Implants In The Ear Is Effective Against All Types Of Hearing Loss

...ed that patients’ ability to interpret speech in a noisy environment increased dramatically over time in proportion with the amount of residual hearing in the non-implanted ear. “In cases where even a small amount of hearing ability remains in one ear, the central nervous system is better able to integrat...

Pill might be able to reduce the damage loud noise does to your hearing

...e it with every meal during their two weeks of the noisy training, an experience that normally erodes a bit...ary recruits avoid hearing loss over two months of noisy basic training. These days, much of the work focuses on antioxidants, the chemical class that most f...

Hearing Problems Of Middle Age Are Affecting The Younger Generation

...Do you have difficulty following conversation in a noisy environment? 5) Do you avoid groups of people because of hearing difficulty? 6) Have your friends or family suggested you might have hearing loss? Students with hearing loss also may struggle academically if a professor speaks quickly or with an a...

It is the old drinkers than binge drinkers who are at risk of ill health

...r had found out that binge drinking often leads to noisy social interactions leading to violence and aggression. Rather than looking into the emotional psyche of these young drinkers, it is important for the authorities to place importance to the crimes that necessitate from these drunken brawls. Referenc...

Mental growth in babies at risk

... held back were able to improve once they left the noisy environment. Hence researchers emphasise the importance that children, especially those at risk, be exposed to salient features in speech sounds in order for their auditory development to be normal. Researchers are now investigating whether people wi...

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