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Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...wo 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 measure hea...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...jections and other steroid induced reactions these words of Dr. Eason will sound musical to their ears. But for a comprehensive analysis of ATG, one has to wait and watch the long-term effects. If it continues its good work, ATG will reduce the steroid related side effects and costs for patients, on life l...

Noise tampers hearing

...e problem of hearing consonants and distinguishing words like 'fish' and 'fist' would be even more noticeab... kids may have difficulty discriminating even more words such as 'cat' from 'bat' and their speech may be affected, says Sievers. If children are near a fir...

Babies of the deaf communicate

...significantly slower and corresponded to chunks of words in sign language. ``Essentially they were babbling on their hands,'' Petitto said. ``They were literally producing a bite-sized nugget of a sign.'' This finding shows that babbling serves a linguistic purpose, rather than acting solely as an acciden...

Sex life enhanced by cycling

... in men because blood flow is restricted, in other words they may find it hard to get an erection. The problem is that many of these men cannot take the anti-impotence drug sildenafil because it interacts with medication for heart failure. Researchers in France reported on the study of the effects of exe...

Baby Talk Better Than Adult Speech

...y unique. Then 10 mothers were recorded saying the words "sock", "shoe", and "sheep" in two different ways....alking to an adult. The second time they spoke the words to their babies. After analyzing hundreds of spoken words, the computer was easily able to tell th...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...ported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in large type can be read. Human tests started recently.Dr. Mark Humayun, formerly of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is leading the research at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. To...

Chew to improve memory

... scientists found the ability to recall remembered words improved by 42% among people who chewed gum.// The...s relating to short-term memory, such as recalling words and pictures, and so-called working memory, for example the ability to retain a person's telephone n...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...ported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in large type can be read. Human tests started recently. Dr. Mark Humayun, formerly of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is leading the research at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. ...

Campaign aims to simplify OTC drug labels

... is too small. Consumers have also complained that words like "indications," and "precautions" are too technical and confusing.// The National Council on Patient Information and Education started a campaign with help from the Food and Drug Administration and other health organizations. Boldly printed dru...

Chewing gum found to increase brainpower

...tive Neuroscience Unit said. "People recalled more words and performed better in tests on working memory." ...s relating to short-term memory, such as recalling words and pictures, and so-called working memory, for example the ability to retain a person's telephone n...

Babies of the deaf communicate

...significantly slower and corresponded to chunks of words in sign language. ``Essentially they were babbling on their hands,'' Petitto said. ``They were literally producing a bite-sized nugget of a sign.'' This finding shows that babbling serves a linguistic purpose, rather than acting solely as an acciden...

Skipped heartbeats should not be ignored

... so-called arrhythmias from time to time, in other words a missed heart beat, or a feeling of fluttering in the chest. Arrhythmias arise from a lack of co-ordination of the electrical activity which keeps the heart beat regular. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic offer some advice on arrhythmias. A sustained arr...

Allergies: A major health problem

..., one that does not bother other people. In other words allergies are in sharp contrast with the killer disease AIDS, Allergy symptoms appear on account of too much immunity while in AIDS there will be too little immunity to prevent the disease. The substance that triggers this syndrome is known as allerg...

Music training and Ginkgo biloba benefit memory

... was to have the students //listen to a list of 16 words and then try to recall as many as possible. They ...lts with music training learned significantly more words than those without any music training. Music training in childhood may therefore have long-term posi...

Longer Lung Cancer Survival

...cancer didn’t go away. She says, "You want to hear words of encouragement and hope. You know, you just long for something." Those words of hope came when she met Oncologist Karen Kelly, M.D., who introduced her to a promising drug calle...

Some languages require more brain power

...different areas of the brain are used to interpret words and intonation. The left temporal lobe of the brain is active when English speakers hear the language but Mandarin speakers use the left and right lobe, which is normally used to process melody in music and speech. Intonation is important in Mandarin...

Music Makes you Smarter

...h a series of memory tests. The boys had to recall words from a list and perform a visual memory test from ...image. //Those with musical training recalled more words from the verbal list and picked up on more words over the course of three memory tests. After 30 min...

A voice saving surgery

... speak naturally and in long sentences. "The first words I said were, 'Thank, you, Dr. Paniello,'" Hancock says. Now, she spends much of her time talking to Macie. "Macie is my daughter. She's technically a dog, but that does not make her any less my daughter." Hancock will continue to strengthen her voic...

Just standing next to a large person can be bad for one's image

...ed to measure bias, asks people to quickly link up words like "lazy," "stupid" and "worthless" on command w...y professionals were more apt to link the negative words with overweight people, even when trying not to. Studies show that even preschoolers are more likel...

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