Tag: "ear" at medical news
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
... even moregood news for children. Otitis media, an ear
infection common in children, can be an extremely painfulillness for children. It is also associated with fever, irritability, sleepdisturbances, anorexia and vomiting. Clinical trials funded by the vaccinemanufacturer, Aviron, recently determined ...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...injuries can havelifelong consequences. Untreated ear
infections, for example, can lead tohearing loss or deafness. Language or other developmental delays resulting fromuntreated neurological problems can inhibit normal development and socialinteractions. Uninsured and underinsured children presently r...
Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired
...irst touse an electromagnet to stimulate the inner ear
via the round window. A major feature of Spindel's...ct thenormal hearing process. "Leaving the middle ear
system intact and establishinga second independent input pathway to the inner ear
opens the possibil...
Infrared Thermometers A Good Alternative For Use On Newborns
...infant'stemperature with an ear
thermometer. However, the ear
canals of newbornsare usually too small to yield an accurate reading. ...
New Research Points The Way To Restoring Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Mammals, Including Humans
Damage to the sensory hair cells in the inner ear
is the most frequentcause of permanent hearing loss. Such destruction can be due to a number ofcauses, most notably exposure to loud noise, as well as certain drugs, disease,genetic factors and the natural process of aging. While birds have t...
Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality
... spinning onthe playground, as fluids in the inner ear
regain equilibrium," said Peterka."But the otolith organs are telling the brain the person is stationary. Duringthis period, we use video cameras to measure the study subject's eye movements,and we found the eyes move as though the person is still bo...
Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3
...'s development, while watching forproblems such as ear
infections. Soothing parents' fears wasn't hard, Golinkoff says, because "children acquirelanguage at their own pace, and tremendous individual variability is quitenormal." In UD's Infant Language Laboratory, "Some children speak in fullsentences at ...
Teen Line Panel Of Six High School Students To Address The Issue Of Teens And Tolerance
...s the nation. Teens seeking a sympatheticlistening ear
should call 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336), or 310-855-HOPE (4673).Those interested in volunteering should call either of the hotlines, or the TeenLine office at 310-855-3401....
Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
...stening device surgicallyimplantedwithin the inner ear
to stimulate hearing. Candidates for the cochlear implanthave a severe toprofound hearing loss (cannot discriminate sound in words and language) and donot benefitfrom high-powered hearing aids. Cochlear implants have been found to be amongthe most c...
UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations
...00 cases of pneumonia andnearly 7 million cases of ear
infection each year. The bottom line, Doebbeling said, is that both older people and health careproviders need to think about increased use of both influenza and pneumococcalvaccines, particularly if a person is over 65 or has a chronic condition. Pe...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
...e cells. Thousands oftiny hair cells in the inner ear
are especially vulnerable. Without functionalhair cells, the inner ear
is unable to detect sounds or transmit signals toauditory neurons leading to the brain. The result ...
Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
...ry brainstem response or ABR, plays clicksinto the ear
and measures the response through electrodes on the head. The study showed that 137 babies, or 6.4 percent of the entire group, hadhearing loss in one or both ears. Nearly half of them had moderately severe toprofound hearing loss. By contrast, studi...
12-year-old Oregon girl is first child to receive new bone growth material in her skull
...er Syndrome whichcaused her face to recess and her ear
canals to close off with skin coveringthem. When Emily was six years old pieces of her skull disintegrated as a result of aninfection, possibly related to a previous surgery to move the bones in hermid-face forward. The infection left Emily with larg...
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) not effective for ear pain in children during air travel
...r remedy used by adults to reducetravel-associated ear
pain doesn't work in children according to a study by aMayo Clinic pediatrician. Previous studies have shown that pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (trade nameSudafed) decreases the risk of earache in adults with recurrent air travel-associated earpain. ...
Better diagnosis of pain in children
...ntervention (rangingfrom the painless insertion of ear
tubes to the painful removal of tonsils andadenoids) has shown that the scale is reliable and valid and that it is easy to useto evaluate acute or chronic pain. Some sixty Dutch hospitals with a paediatricpain group are to receive the set, which incl...
Acupuncture is promising treatment for cocaine addiction, Yale researchers find
... needles inserted into specific parts of the outer ear
-- were more likely to have cocaine-negative urine...control" acupuncture -- needles inserted into four ear
points that aren't thought to have a treatment effect -- or a relaxation group, in which patients vi...
Mechanism found behind drug-free acceptance of transplants
...ombination into the footpad or ear
of a SCID mouse -- a mouse which lacked functional T and B immune cells. Ordinarily, (and for the vast majority of transplant recipients), the footpad would have shown swelling -- evidence ...
Clinical trial results show single-dose Zithromax® as effective as 10 days of Augmentin® in treating children's ear infections
...hat the treatment response of children with middle ear
infections who received a single dose of Zithromax...cute otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear
(the space just behind the eardrum), and is often caused by bacteria. Other than colds or coughs, o...
Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time
...principle. DPOAE measures sounds made in the inner ear
in response to two simultaneous tones of slightly different frequency fed into the ear
via a microphone, while ABR plays clicks into the ear
and measures the brain's response through elec...
Altered mice provide model of rare childhood disease, NIH and Georgetown researchers find
...icate that KCNQ1 is required for both normal inner ear
and cardiac function. Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome is a relatively rare, inherited form of a more broadly defined disorder called Long QT Syndrome, which is also associated with increased risk of developing potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia...
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