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Hearing loss can be detected by simple screening

...ness. The other causes of hearing loss include ear wax impaction and chronic otitis media (fluid in the middle ear). However these conditions could be cured by surgery. It's important that the physician checks his or her older patients regularly for hearing loss....

Musical Instruments Pleasing To The Ear But Rough On The Skin

...ons include allergies to rosin -- which is used to wax the bows of stringed instruments -- and to the cane reeds used in clarinets and saxophones. The researchers also found that flautists, and brass and string players with an allergy to nickel suffer from dermatitis of the lips, chin or hands. Sometimes...

New advance in prostate cancer management

...ented samples are then re-embedded in hot paraffin wax followed by slicing and staining. Samples processed this way retain the antigenicity, which makes it ideal to be tested for tumour progression. The Institute of Cancer Research was founded in 1909 to carry out research into causes of cancer. The in...

Dry Earwax Mystery Solved: Ear Wax Gene Identified

...mongst the participants, 64 were found to have dry wax and 54 had wet, sticky earwax. Surprisingly, a sli...n just one base was found to determine the type of wax produced by a person. Nearly 3 billion pairs of such letters or bases constitute the human genetic c...

Burn Injuries More Common In Small Boys

...utting its hand on a stove, standing in hot candle wax and sitting down on a barbecue grill. According to lead author Anna Carlsson, '72 percent of the burns victims were under three years old. We believe that this is because children of this age often stay closer to their parents while they are cookin...

Girl Complained of Rolling Down Stones Instead of Tears While Crying

...s treating the 13-year-old girl. "There was some wax in her tears but no stones. Interestingly, the girl had brought some coloured stones and we are going to conduct tests on them as well. The tear glands will also be checked thoroughly before drawing a final conclusion," Titiyal told IANS. Savitri w...

Gels, Wax or Paste: New Styling Products for Men's Hair

...ket are new products that combine the best of both wax and gel. They give hair body while remaining fle...stes tend to be made up of either more gel or more wax depending on the desired style of hair. In most cases the name is misleading. Experts advise custome...

Sea Massage for French Wines

...-Hermitage red, the necks tightly sealed with hard wax -- were lowered into the water for a one-year sea massage. The project was the brainchild of Heude and three friends: Emmanuel George, a conch grower and wholesale fish merchant from nearby, Yann Le Nabour, a professional fisherman, and Rene Suzanne,...

Suicide Among Returning US Soldiers on the Rise

...make a show of laying wreaths on war memorials and wax eloquent on the services of soldiers in the war on terror. But post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is taking a severe toll on the countrys soldiers. Families of veterans have begun to speak out, complaining that the Pentagon nor Veterans Affairs ca...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

... be built. On to this base, the artist applied hot wax and sculpted a replica of the soldiers nose, somet...zens of minute touch ups. Once fitted, Fletchers wax replica and stone model were each scanned by a computer to create a 3-D image needed to produce the ...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

... state-level programs, and state-level funding can wax and wane. Lirio Covey, director of the Smoking Cessation Program at Columbia University Medical Center, said the study findings are not surprising. It would be more valuable to know what happened to callers in the long term, she said. As for the ...

Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis

...inZinc spray or other zinc products. Psoriasis can wax and wane for no obvious reason, he says, and about 5% of patients treated with nonactive placebos report dramatic benefits. In Feldman's view, SkinZinc spray is probably not likely to do any good, but it won't do any harm, either. The only dange...

China Uncovers Thousands of Dangerous Foods

...ly. Other industrial materials included paraffin wax and various dyes including malachite green, which can be carcinogenic, were also found. Han said most of the sources of the contaminated foods were small, unlicensed food processing plants that employed fewer than 10 people. However, about 75 per...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...nnitus may be triggered by various factors: from a wax plug in the ear or infection in the middle ear, to hearing loss or a benign tumour. Nevertheless, the origin of the problem mostly lies in the ear itself and in the internal auditory passage. Nevertheless, knowing the possible origin of the tinnitu...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

...n Madrid, established that maslinic acid, found in wax from olive skin, inhibits serin-protease, the enzy...e with antioxidant and anticancer effects found in wax from olive skin, together with oleanolic acid. The effects of this compound in the battle against AI...

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