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Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...opment. "Two and 3-year-old children are learning sounds and words and we wonder if some children are going around hearing muffled sounds," said Dr. James Perrin, with MassGeneral Hospital for Children and author of an editorial accompanying the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. "It's hard to m...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...in the US have distracted patients with images and sounds from nature and have successfully controlled pain ...ors are suggesting that these biophilic images and sounds should be tried in other invasive procedures like interventional radiological examinations and endos...

How to diagnose heart failure?

...rt failure.// In a healthy adult, only two heart sounds ('lub-dub') are detected; a third heart sound, known as 'gallop', is found to indicate a malfunctioning heart. A second significant sign is elevated jugular venous pressure - by observing pulsations in the jugular vein in the neck. Increased pressure...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...d nose cavity is altered. Since the way your voice sounds depends on the way vibrations from the larynx resonate in this cavity, you might expect UPPP to affect the voice. Researchers at a number of centres in the US looked at the voice characteristics of patients undergoing surgery. They found that vowel...

Resurface your skin

...hy not give non-ablative skin resurfacing a go? It sounds scary but in fact it just involves a laser treating the cells beneath the surface skin. No skin is actually removed. Instead, a gentle series of light pulses can remove redness, dilated blood vessels, age spots and lines. As the targetted cells absor...

Ibuprofen weakens aspirin's effect

...ting effects of aspirin, according to a study that sounds a warning for people who take both medicines. In the study, when patients took a single dose of ibuprofen beforehand, aspirin lost 98 percent of its blood-thinning power. When aspirin was taken first, three daily doses of ibuprofen weakened aspirin...

A new hearing device improves hearing

...he eardrum, and may produce feedback - distracting sounds and whistles - as well as giving the wearer the fe...ched magnetically just behind the ear and picks up sounds which it transmits to the internal part, a receiver implanted into the middle ear. It provides clear...

Baby Talk Better Than Adult Speech

... program to "listen" to how adults pronounce vowel sounds when talking to infants vs. adults. They discovered that baby talk sounds are not only clearer but are actually spoken differently. In order to see if this baby talk is any...

Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

..., it can't be moved. Enter Poll's alternative. It sounds traumatic. After all, Alyssa ran around for weeks last summer with all the bones in her face broken. Indeed, Poll's experience with a few dozen patients suggests this so-called ``rigid external distraction'' can be easier than standard surgery, is do...

Rumbling stomach

...omething else altogether? The rumbling or growling sounds of the digestive tract,// which scientists call by the very expressive word borborygmi, represent the muscular contractions and expansions of peristalsis, the process that moves the contents of the stomach and intestines onward and downward. Some s...

Pancreatic Cancer may be linked to Diabetes

...ford University Medicine Center in Palo Alto. This sounds like an excellent study that attests hints of this in the past. It appears to provide scientific strength to clues that we've had over the years regarding this relationship. Physicians will need to be on notice to begin testing more routinely for pan...

Accomplishment of nicotine replacement therapy

...ng to consult your doctor. On the face of it, this sounds like a good move. Make NRT more accessible and more people will use it, and more will quit smoking. Researchers at the University of California, San Fransisco have analysed the California Tobacco Surveys from 1992, 1997 and 1999 to see what impact ...

Mental growth in babies at risk

... 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 with developmental disorders are unusually vulnerable to noise....

Some languages require more brain power

...s of the brain are used to interpret variations in sounds in Mandarin.// "We were very surprised to discover that people who speak different sorts of languages use their brains to decode speech in different ways; it overturned some long-held theories," said Dr. Sophie Scott, a psychologist. Using brain sc...

Finding relief from Excruciating Headaches a challenge

... 15 or more days each month. Some might think it sounds like just another excuse to skip school. But young people such as Rachel Gohmann, an 18-year-old college freshman from St. Cloud, Minnesota, know how serious the condition can be. Blinding headaches that often left her bedridden caused her to miss m...

New vaccine for brain cancer

...ll try to attack it and kill the tumor cell. It sounds confusing, but it works. By giving this vaccine, patients are surviving longer. Early research suggests, when combined with chemotherapy, the vaccine increases the two-year survival of patients with grade IV glioblastomas -- the deadliest type of bra...

Cure For Deafness Leads Scientist To Find How Fishes Can Hear And Hum Sounds At Same Time

...d along the West Coast can hum and hear outside // sounds at the same time!!. In an endeavor to find difficult cures for diseases can sometimes lead scientist to look the way animals of different kingdom function and in this case the understanding may eventually be able to help in finding a cure for deafn...

Studies On Hearing Loss Discovers New Causes

...ation Hearing loss: Losing the ability to hear sounds may be due to infection, blockage or damage to the ear. Other kinds of hearing loss may be due to damage to the pathway through which the sound waves travel from the hair cells of the inner ear to the auditory nerves. The probable causes of this may ...

Possibility Of Treatment For Permanent Hearing Loss

...ation: Hearing loss: Losing the ability to hear sounds may be due to infection, blockage or damage to the ear. Other kinds of hearing loss may be due to damage to the pathway through which the sound waves travel from the hair cells of the inner ear to the auditory nerves. The probable causes of this may ...

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

...early helpful, but they're not always enough. Some sounds overwhelm them. Some people don't wear them when they should, and other people are unusually susceptible to hearing damage. And some sound levels can damage hearing by going through the skull, no matter what's protecting the ears. "Noise-induced hea...

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