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Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...h involves inserting the tube into the nose or the throat to see the lungs. Pain control was improved by around 43% in those who listened to the gurgle of a brook and looked at a colourful panorama during and after the process. Encouraged by these results the doctors are suggesting that these biophilic im...

Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet

...le of wine are 50 times more likely to suffer from throat cancers. Hence people are advised to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to achieve optimum health and avoid cancer. These studies give us a truthful picture of the relationship between cancer and diet....

Prevention is better than cure

...oat. The viruses reach cells in the human nose and throat after travelling from the outer part of the nose or from the moist membranes of the eye via the tear duct.// People can catch cold from the coughs and sneezes of victims or from virus contaminated objects. Symptoms of a cold include one or more of t...

Ear infection- a new treatment

...reptococcus pneumoniae and other bacteria from the throat into the middle ear cavity. Swedish medical experts have successfully treated children with chronic ear infection – ironically by infecting them with bacteria.Naturally occurring bacteria, such as alpha steptococci,protect the body from such infecti...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...mes during the night - is to remodel the nasal and throat cavity through surgery. Often the problem is that the uvula - a flap of tissue at the top of the throat obstructs night-time breathing.// If the uvula is trimmed - in an operation called uvulopalatophar...

A rare complication of bowel disease

...emergency tracheotomy - insertion of a tube in the throat to bypass the obstructed segment of the airway. Airway inflammation like this can even be life-threatening, say the researchers. It's a rare complication of IBD,but is important for physicians....

Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks

...n in obese people - the muscles of the back of the throat relax during sleep and so obstruct the airways. The person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night and levels of oxygen in the blood fall.// Researchers have studied 80 patients with sleep apnoea, and 70 with normal sleep breathin...

Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

...g unnecessary antibiotics for sore throats. A sore throat is the second most common symptom sending people to their doctor. Generally a sore throat is caused by a virus and will not respond to antibiotics. But researchers at Massachusetts General H...

Tracing oesophagal cancer

...ncer of the oesophagus - the tube leading from the throat to the stomach - affects 5000 people a year in the UK, making it the eighth most common cancer. The main problem is spread of the cancer through the lymph glands. But it is hard for doctors to know which gland close to the oesophagus are affected by ...

Birds breed viruses

...uses, typically with fever, malaise, myalgia, sore throat and cough. Conjunctivitis is seen in some patients. Although six of the patients with illness found to be due to influenza A (H5N1) infection died, there is insufficient information to be able to say how severe the illness might have been in the popu...

Cut down on fries

...steaming cup of tea may increase a woman's risk of throat cancer.Scientists found that women who eat fried ...he food pipe connecting the stomach with the upper throat - affects approximately 11,000 people every year. Drinking lots of tea or coffee - particularly whe...

A unique factor in breathing disorder

...ed by collapse of the tissues// at the back of the throat during sleep, impeding the free flow of air into and out of the lungs. Often, it is accompanied by snoring and the person actually stops breathing many times in the night. Lack of oxygen to tissues raises the risk of heart disease and stroke in the l...

Children's snoring may indicate a serious problem

...so can result in problems. Fat deposits around the throat can cause it to constrict, and fat in the stomach can prevent the diaphragm from functioning properly. Some30% to 50% of obese children suffer from the syndrome. If a child has obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, he or she may be getting too little ox...

New operation for swallowing problems

An ingenuous technique which reshape the throat area helps people who cannot swallow because of paralysis. Swallowing is a very complex operation, involving the co-ordinated action of various of the cranial nerves. One of these, the vagal nerve, controls the swallowing at the upper end of the dige...

Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks

...n in obese people - the muscles of the back of the throat relax during sleep and so obstruct the airways.// The person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night and levels of oxygen in the blood fall. Researchers have studied 80 patients with sleep apnoea, and 70 with normal sleep breathin...

A new method to help smokers quit

...sted a new form of nicotine replacement therapy -- throat lozenges. The active nicotine lozenges were dispensed to more than 700 participants in one of two dosages. A 4mg lozenge was given to those who smoked their first cigarette within 50 minutes of waking, a sign of high dependence, and a 5mg lozenge was...

Awareness of oral cancer is low

...ware of oral cancer and its risk factors. Oral and throat cancers account for about 4% of all malignancies. ... (it's responsible for 80 per cent of all oral and throat cancers), but only 20 per cent knew that heavy alcohol use is also a contributing influence. Excessi...

Balanced diet important in cancer prevention

...lcohol increases the risk of oesophagal, liver and throat cancers. Taking more exercise will help you ward off cancer - and fruits and vegetables have been shown to reduce the risk, independent of other factors. Giving up smoking remains the best way to reduce your risk - but if you don't smoke, attention t...

Allergies: A major health problem

...oms include nausea, abdominal pain and swelling of throat while on the skin it would be itching, redness and even burning sensation. Allergy bears different names depending on the site of occurrence on our body. When allergy explosions occur in the nose and sinuses it is known as hay fever or allergic “rhi...

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

... leads to damage of the protective reflexes in the throat area. A one-way valve keeps stomach acid from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage to the// pharyngoglottal closure reflex, which closes off the vocal chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as reflex disease. Ten smokers...

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