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Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

According to surgeons, injecting collagen into the vocal cords improves voice problems in Parkinson's disea...he proteins that makes up bone and skin - into the vocal cords in the larynx. For 8 of the 10 patients, the procedure led to an improvement in voice quality ...

Voice has to be looked after with care

...o rest their voices if they develop nodules on the vocal cords from over-use. The Arizona researchers feel ...a microphone. It is also important to hydrate your vocal cords, and for this you should really be aiming for a dozen eight ounce glasses of water a day. Caff...

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

...aryngoglottal closure reflex, which closes off the vocal chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as reflex disease. Ten smokers and ten non-smokers were tested by imaging the relex area before and after cigarettes. The smokers after smoking, when injected with water to simulate stomach acid, we...

A voice saving surgery

...e will never forget. Diagnosed with cancer of her vocal cords, Hancock had surgery to remove the cancer -- and her larynx -- at just 21. Without her larynx, she had no voice. Several attempts to restore it failed, but she didn't give up. She says, "I've always been a talker. I knew that I was going to tal...

New Research Has Found Another Use For Botox

...with // a voice disorder caused by spasms in their vocal cord muscles. Spasmodic Dysphonia usually affects ...ken or breathy. The shots relax the muscles in the vocal cords, just as they do to the muscles in the face of those who use Botox for cosmetic purposes. Nea...

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

...cation between the part of brain that controls the vocal muscle system and the part of the ear that hears sound in a fish found along the coastline from Alaska to California. This insight it is hoped will help in understanding of how humans hear. As the study indicates a relationship between the ear and th...

Botox Found To Be Effective for Voice Tremors

...n the study were given injections of Botox in each vocal cord in varying doses. Results were evaluated using a patient tremor rating scale (on a five-point scale). All of the participants reported an effect from the injection, with an average improvement of 1.6 points after six weeks.The main adverse effec...

Have You Ever Wondered Why Male And Female Voices Differ?

...ce due to differences 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 bra...

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

...y, which sometimes necessitates the removal of the vocal cords in the larynx. These findings were made by doctors at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich, who monitored 97 patients with advanced laryngeal cancer in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. All these patients were i...

Silicone Rubber Flap Restore Speech

...versity of Groningen developed a new mechanism for vocal sound. // Usually in case of throat cancer the...l silicone flap which is implanted in place of the vocal cord that has been removed. Two flaps each of them unique to male and female was developed. The m...

People In Pain Are Unlikely To Seek Medical Help

...are provider had interference levels comparable to vocal pain sufferers. 'Identification of patients in pain is essential to successful pain care. Despite significant efforts, successful pain care clearly is not happening. Physicians have a responsibility to ask their patients about chronic pain, conclud...

Nerve Stimulator for Depression Though Not Effective Was Given Approval

... In rare case reports of death, heart problems and vocal cord paralysis are also mentioned. Cyberonics implanted the device in 235 patients and found only 30 % showed significant improvement after six months....

Voice Choice: Woo Men, Strike a Deep Chord

...University researcher, said: "We already know male vocal attractiveness is highly related to masculinity and men with attractive voices have more mating success than men with unattractive voices. We asked women to assess attractiveness and dominance of voices across the menstrual cycle and predicted that p...

Doctors Said – ‘Stop Pressurising NHS Advisory Bod’

...ent for Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis after vocal campaigns. Although it was under pressure, it needs that NICE must ensure about the funding available for drugs in the NHS was spent in the right way, which is for patients....

Laryngeal Cancer Added to Asbestos’ Crime Lis

...ically similar. 3. Inflammation or damage to the vocal folds could disrupt the smooth flow of inhaled and exhaled air and allow asbestos fibers to build up in the larynx. 4. Cancers of both lung and larynx arise from the respiratory epithelium. 5. Tobacco is the chief risk factor for cancer at both s...

Demonstrations by staff in medical college against violence by external agencies

After the vocal demonstrations in hospitals against reservation policy there is yet another demonstration the hospital has to face//. This time it is by the staff and the venue is the Medical College Hospital (MCH). The bone of contention is the incident wherein so...

Two Distinct Types of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Identified

Two distinct phenotypes of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) – an involuntary functional...ymptoms are a result of an abnormal closing of the vocal cords rather than inflammation of the airways, as in asthma. Of the 49 patients in the original st...

Humid Air is Little Help for Croup's Barking Cough

...ften then prescribed to reduce inflammation of the vocal chords over several hours. “I think what we are saying is that there’s no real place for moist air in the emergency room as a treatment for croup. If you’ve got a child that’s unwell enough for treatment you might as well go ahead with the definiti...

Dysfunction of Vocal Cord Often Misdiagnosed for Asthma

A recent investigation reveals that vocal cord dysfunction is often wrongly diagnosed as ast...tion in just 12 patients! The study reveals that vocal cord dysfunction is of two types; one in which exertion causes the symptoms while the other type is ...

Risk of Silent AIDS epidemic in Middle East and North Africa

...support team said that it was time for visible and vocal initiatives against HIV/AIDS throughout the region. He said "There is a low level of coverage for prevention, information, and services and that only 5 percent of those in need are receiving antiretroviral drugs and there is increased evidence of ri...

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