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Early fevers associated with lower allergy risk later in childhood
...ever-inducing infections involving the eyes, ears, nose
or throat appeared to be associated with a lower risk of developing allergies, compared with similar infections that did not result in fevers. "We didn't expect fever to relate with such a consistent effect," says Christine C. Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H.,...
New flu vaccine provides insight into immunity development
...aring the live attenuated vaccine delivered in the nose
against its injected, inactivated counterpart. Researchers hope to observe differences in how the immune system reacts to the two routes of administration. He will discuss this work as well as his overall impression about the process of vaccine devel...
March 2, 2004, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet
...tact and airborne means are to cover the mouth and nose
when coughing or sneezing and to wash hands frequently (Editorial, p. 397). (NOTE: This article is the subject of a video news release. Call for a copy of the script. The VNR will feed Monday, March 1, 2004, at 0900-0930 A.M. EST and 1400-1430 P.M. E...
Innovative reconstructive surgery improves appearance, outcomes for skin cancer patients
...al of head and neck tissue -- skin, eye, ear, lip, nose
and cheek tissue -- experienced significant improv...ncers of the cheek, ear, forehead, neck, scalp and nose
at OHSU, Vanderbilt University or West Virginia University from January 1992 through October 2001. T...
Impaired sense of smell increases risk for certain hazards
...st [physician who specializes in treatment of ear, nose
and throat disorders], otolaryngologists must be capable not only of diagnosing and treating patients with olfactory disturbances, but also of counseling them regarding potential risks of their disorders."...
When it comes to allergies, Americans don't make the grade
...ies disrupt their lives. Many suffer from a stuffy nose
or congestion, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and a runny nose. Prevention: F When it comes to preventing allergy symptoms, allergy sufferers get an "F" because almost half (49%) wait until symptoms occur before taking action. There are simple ...
UCLA study shows Medicaid costs can shrink
...hey would take their child to a clinic for a runny nose
and cough rather than provide care at home. More than 50 percent of parents did not know what to do with a child who had a temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. (See chart E .) Parents surveyed post-training were, in practice, more confident, wit...
High-tech 'phrenology' to identify children with fetal alcohol syndrome
... underdeveloped face, a smooth surface between the nose
and upper lip, and growth retardation. The study will establish key points for recognition of FAS. To accomplish this, the talents of several disciplines are needed. Jeffrey Huang, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Shiaofen Fang, Ph.D., associate prof...
Second NIAID SARS vaccine candidate helps mice fend off SARS
... doses of the MVA/S vaccine, delivered either into nose
or as an injection into muscle, four weeks apart. ...rus was seen in the lungs, and virus levels in the nose
were greatly diminished. The results were the same regardless of the vaccination method. The NIAID ...
Ethics of boosting brainpower debated by researchers
...cades people have nipped a wrinkle here, reduced a nose
size there or paid for help boosting test scores. ...rugs or brain implants comes down to personhood. A nose
job doesn't change who you are. Drugs might, she said. "Am I the same person on Ritalin as off?" Far...
Electronic nose device proves effective for diagnosing pneumonia and sinusitis
...hat demonstrate the effectiveness of an electronic nose
device for diagnosing common respiratory infection...bined annual meetings of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose
and throat) experts the Triologic Society and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association on ...
Researchers invent way to determine optimal conditions for spinal cord nerve regen in lab animals
...ts, and systematically analyzed and compared, from nose
to tail section. Other conditions were altered in the regrowth environment and tracked to determine their effects on nerve regrowth. A researcher with no knowledge of which cell type was in each scaffold, or which environment had been altered, then c...
Sleep apnea treatment could save lives & money by reducing auto accidents, according to researchers
...nea is CPAP, where a patient wears a mask over the nose
during sleep. Pressure from an air blower forces air through the nasal passages, preventing the throat from collapsing while the individual sleeps. However, most people with obstructive sleep apnea don't realize they have the condition and don't g...
Oxygen therapy may improve vision worsened by diabetes
Oxygen delivered through the nose
may improve poor vision caused by diabetic macular edema, fluid buildup in the part of the eye responsible for central vision, according to a pilot study by scientists at Johns Hopkins and the National Eye Institute. In a study of five diabetic patie...
Scents will not rouse us from slumber, says new Brown University study
...articipants wore an elastic chinstrap to encourage nose
breathing. Researchers presented odors through a tube attached to an air-dilution device. The odors were tested during moderately deep Stage Two sleep, deep Stage Four sleep and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. No one responded to peppermint during sl...
Laser surgery offers advantages for voice disorders
...a tube the width of a drinking straw goes down the nose
and into the throat or voice box. Surgeons place the laser fiber through this flexible scope. The laser fires at and destroys abnormal tissue while ignoring healthy tissue. "You numb the larynx, the patient coughs and spreads the medicine down the t...
Needle-free anthrax vaccine shows promise in animal studies
...cine that could potentially be inhaled through the nose
and eliminate the need for needle injections. The ... as a dry powder and self-administered through the nose
using a novel, disposable powder delivery device, the researchers say. The standard delivery for ant...
Endoscopic approach best for repairing bone defect between brain, nasal cavity
...eak that allows a direct communication between the nose
and brain, potentially causing meningitis and even death. When the cerebrospinal fluid escapes through the nose, loss of protective fluid around the brain can cause headaches as well as the uncontrollable dripping. "That is something that is clas...
New study shows sinus surgery can improve chronic fatigue
...r with medications alone should consult their ear, nose
and throat doctor to consider alternatives including surgery."...
Texas Children's Hospital specialists say proactive approach best defense against flu season
...y a simple rapid influenza test or a culture using nose
or throat secretions in the doctor's office. "There is no reason to suffer in silence," Demmler said. "If the flu is diagnosed early, antiviral therapy can be given to shorten the course and severity of the illness."...
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