Tag: "hearing" at medical news
Passing stop sign cures gene disease
...n also cause rare but serious side effects such as hearing
loss and kidney damage. That's where PTC124 comes in: it was designed from the start to have similar properties to gentamicin but to be safer and more easily absorbed. "We are really in a different situation now, where we are trying to identify drug...
Standard treatment for rare form of deafness no more effective than placebo
...A drug that has been prescribed for a rare form of hearing
loss is no more effective than a placebo, or an in... to treat lupus and other disorders, for managing hearing
loss in autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), a progressive disease caused by antibodies or immune ce...
Promising drug proves ineffective as treatment for hearing loss
...rated that Methotrexate, a promising drug to treat hearing
loss in patients with autoimmune inner ear disease...IED is a rapidly progressive form of sensorineural hearing
loss. If left untreated or treated inadequately, AIED can result in profound deafness," says Harris....
Sensory cells for hearing and balance are fast-developing, UVA researchers find
...opment of hair cells in the inner ear that mediate hearing
and balance takes place over a period of just one ...which together create an electrical charge sending hearing
and balance signals to the brain; microscopic tip-links are formed that operate under tension to ope...
Dental procedure may reduce risk of premature birth
...lung and gastrointestinal problems, and vision and hearing
loss. The report was published in the Journal of Periodontology and is based on 366 pregnant women who had periodontitis (a serious gum infection that destroys attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth) and found as much as a...
American Academy of Ophthalmology announces its guests of honor for Annual Meeting
... Senses" project, an effort to screen children for hearing
and vision loss, serving as its medical director and a vocal proponent of its mission. In addition, Dr. Scott has held several leadership positions in ophthalmic organizations and has received many awards, including the Academy's Distinguished Servic...
Wyeth chemists honored for Prevnar first combined pneumococcal vaccine for infants
...ked to such illnesses and conditions as pneumonia, hearing
loss and brain damage. The Wyeth Pharmaceuticals t...t to treatment, pneumococcal disease can result in hearing
loss, learning disabilities, speech and hearing
problems, and brain damage. Each year, more than on...
Babbling key to evaluating speech development in babies with hearing loss
...Parents of deaf toddlers with cochlear implants or hearing
aids have a new Internet tool to help them monitor...y speech and language development in children with hearing
losses, created www.VocalDevelopment.com, an interactive Web site for parents, students and professi...
Rutgers scientists pinpoint brain cells involved in drug addiction relapse
...ch as walking through a particular neighborhood or hearing
a particular song, can reawaken memories that trigger a craving and provoke a relapse. These environmental stimuli may render an addict vulnerable to a return to compulsive drug use. "We've identified a part of the brain that appears to process thes...
Elementary schools need a lesson in bathroom breaks
...of elementary schools and urination problems after hearing
many parents complain that their children were not being given the opportunity to frequently use the bathroom at school. He also heard kids themselves saying they "do not use the bathroom at all" while at school and wait until they get home. While Co...
Solving the mystery of musical harmony
...asis of music perception. The work also extends to hearing
the theoretical framework about brain organization that Purves and his colleagues developed in earlier work on visual perception. Those studies of vision led to the idea that evolution -- as well as individual experience during development -- created...
Innovations in hearing loss detection & treatment
... on innovations in the detection and assessment of hearing
loss and important research on home and community ... large city bus. New test measures the impact of hearing
loss on quality of life, pg 235 A speech-in-multitalker-babble test instrument was developed to exa...
Brief exposure to Mandarin can help American infants learn Chinese
...nd, Brain & Learning and a professor of speech and hearing
sciences, has shown in earlier work that children are born "citizens of the world" with the ability to distinguish among the sounds used in all languages. But sometime in the second six months of life infants begin to concentrate on learning the soun...
Restricting TV viewing at home may only lead teens to watch favorite programs at friends' homes
... own ideas and who may resent hearing
Prototype developed for ultrasonic patch to deliver insulin
...applied, sound waves just above the level of human hearing
push the medication through the skin and into the blood vessels. Smith notes, "Our experiments with rats show that an exposure of 20 minutes produced the same result as a 60-minute exposure. So, we are hopeful that, eventually, we may be able ...
OHSU chemoprotectant technology licensed for biotechnology development
...ific time-route-dose method to dramatically reduce hearing
loss associated with platinum-based chemotherapy d...s that may benefit from STS," said Neuwelt. "Since hearing
loss is an untreatable and currently unpreventable side effect of some of the most effective anti-ca...
Web therapy may help tinnitus sufferers cope with problem
...exists, although some experts recommend the use of hearing
aids and white-noise generators to help minimize the ringing, and sometimes hissing, chirping or clicking sounds associated with tinnitus. Symptoms are mild for most tinnitus patients, but the one-third of patients with more serious symptoms are also...
What is the best way to fund the NHS?
... case for social insurance deserves a more serious hearing
than the British government has so far given it. For example, social insurance schemes allow individuals to see clearly (usually on pay slips) how much they are paying towards care, so they can tell whether they are getting good value for money. Unde...
International Congress of the Transplantation Society beginning Sunday
...deas on how to best improve organ donation, but by hearing
about the very latest research that seeks to find alternative sources of organs, be they animal or artificial," said Carl Groth, M.D., Ph.D., president of The Transplantation Society and professor of transplantation surgery at the Karolinska Institut...
FINAL ALERT: RPB Science Writers Seminar in Eye Research to be held in Washington, DC Sept. 22-25
...w, a rundown of some of the other things you'll be hearing
about: EYE CANCERS: NEW ANSWERS. Current therapies for ocular cancers often take a major toll: severe vision loss. Reason: lack of specificity i.e. not only tumor cells but normal eye cells take the hit. But all that's likely to change with t...
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