Ear, Nose, and Throat Health News

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9/13/2017
'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

8/9/2017
Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds

Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more common

8/7/2017
Ear Infections and PCV Vaccines

The rate of ear infections in young children is declining, new study finds

8/2/2017
Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction

Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health

5/8/2017
Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

4/21/2017
When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

3/30/2017
Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids

Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

2/3/2017
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

1/3/2017
Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say

If it builds up, seek medical attention, otherwise leave it alone, guidelines advise

12/21/2016
Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections

10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

11/16/2016
Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Alzheimer's Risk

Testing looks for decreased olfactory sense, combined with thinking, memory troubles

10/14/2016
Now Hear This: Wind Noise Can Pose Threat to Cyclists

Prolonged exposure may lead to permanent hearing loss, researcher says

10/7/2016
Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

9/14/2016
Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

4/10/2016
Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

3/28/2016
Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

2/25/2016
Health Tip: Easing Sore Throat Pain

Suggestions to help end the misery

7/16/2015
Screams Tap Into Brain's Fear Response

Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say

7/1/2015
Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

4/23/2015
Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

Study found tinnitus activates much larger area of brain than normal sounds do

4/10/2015
Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants

Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

2/20/2015
Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows

Researchers suspect humans have a similar system to guard hearing

1/12/2015
Health Tip: What Causes a Cold Sore?

Factors can include injury or stress

1/1/2015
Some Blind People Use Echolocation to 'See'

Soundwaves help to judge position of objects in surrounding area, study shows

11/14/2014
Boston Marathon Bombing's Legacy of Hearing Damage

Those affected still report hearing loss and ringing in ears, researchers say

4/23/2014
Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Growth of cells in inner ear may boost sound sensitivity, researchers say

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

4/11/2014
After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

2/19/2014
Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study

Finds drops may be preferred remedy when special 'ear tubes' are needed

2/3/2014
Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say

Instead, use antibacterial or antibiotic eardrops, experts advise

1/31/2014
Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray

Make sure you follow the directions

1/15/2014
Kids' Ear Infections Cost U.S. Health System Nearly $3B Annually: Report

In 2009, the condition added $314 per child for outpatient visits, $17 for meds

1/11/2014
Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections

Review found no evidence of later hearing, speech or language improvement after procedure

12/6/2013
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'

Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus

11/18/2013
New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids

Many upper respiratory infections, such as mild strep throat, don't require the drugs, report says

9/29/2013
Why Ballet Dancers Can Spin Without Getting Dizzy

Study found years of training suppressed signals of imbalance; findings could help those with chronic dizziness

7/22/2013
Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

7/11/2013
5/22/2013
Docs Use 3-D Printer to Create Lifesaving Airway Device for Infant

Rare, worsening condition led to emergency FDA approval to use splint

4/24/2013
Health Tip: Signs of Periodontal Disease

Including gums that bleed easily

11/27/2012
Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

They could mean a cold or allergy