Tag: "hearing" at medical news
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
...lar-auditory dysfunction -- problems with balance, hearing
or dizziness. Mild cognitive impairment -- concentration impairment characterized by a lack of attention. This is different from the mild cognitive impairment which is a precursor condition to Alzheimer's disease. Patients also displayed minor sym...
'Watch and wait' - a shift in approach to kids' ear infections
...el included in medical decisions. "Parents will be hearing
more about the option of initially observingear infections. This study shows there is a range of opinions aboutthis practice," Finkelstein said, "and good communication betweenparents and doctors is essential to ensure it is used appropriately." This...
Boston University psychologists find neurological mechanism for subliminal learning
... of, like words played back below the threshold of hearing
or images flashed on screen faster than the eye can perceive. Watanabe's recent findings grew out of his team's previous work in which they established that subliminal learning is real and that the brain is capable of learning without consciously fo...
Protein essential for hearing also vital for pain perception
...ensory part of the cells of the inner ear used for hearing
as well as detecting gravity and maintaining balan...that TRPA1 is expressed in the organ of Corti, the hearing
organ of the inner ear, they were joined by colleagues at Harvard Medical School and Northwestern, a...
New national effort seeks a more rational organ allocation system for kidney transplants
...ome proposed changes that surfaced during the open hearing
process. The data from these tests, coupled with hearing
input, will be forwarded to the UNOS board to help guide any allocation formula changes. Says Dr. St...
UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities
...reenings, such as for cholesterol, blood pressure, hearing
and vision. 59 percent were overweight or obese. ... as annual health checkups, mammograms, vision and hearing
tests, flu shots, daily oral hygiene and regular exercise; 37 percent involved teaching patients how...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...ymptoms. The newborns maintained normal vision and hearing
and normal cognitive development, except for areas influenced by gross motor development. In contrast, the infants treated after symptom onset showed some stabilization of neurologic disease, but remained severely impaired....
Weighing the evidence: A forum to examine the latest news about overweight, obesity and mortality
...em to go directly against what the public has been hearing
for years; being overweight or obese is linked to type II diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and premature death. Thursday May 26, at the Harvard School of Public Health's Snyder Auditorium some of the nation's top researchers discuss the lates...
Surgery to treat vocal-cord spasms shows high success rate
... in the elderly, whose friends may have difficulty hearing
even without the challenge of interpreting spasmodic speech....
Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma
...he experience of vicarious traumatization based on hearing
stories of how parents suffered, rather than a 'transmitted' biological trait. "In the current study, reduced stress hormone levels were observed in infants, suggesting a larger role for very early environmental, genetic, or genetic-environmental int...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
... their ears as a treatment for ear infections have hearing
levels comparable to normal children 14 years late...ldren in the United States. Instant improvement of hearing
is one of the beneficial effects of the surgery and, the authors suggest, may be associated with lon...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...ent) described their risk as low or average. After hearing
about the drug's benefits and risk, only 17.6 percent of women over 50 in the study who were potentially eligible to take it would take tamoxifen. Even among women who had heard of tamoxifen, few were inclined to try it, and very few changed their mi...
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