Tag: "loud" at medical news
Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern
...agnetic coils strategically placed on her head and loud
clicking noises sounding in her ears. Magnetic pulses are aimed at the left prefrontal cortex of the brain. Inside the brain, the magnetic pulses produce an electric field. This field, in turn, stimulates the neurons in that region of the brain, yet ...
Patients' favorite music during surgery lessens need for sedative
...els of up to 80 decibels, which is considered very loud
to uncomfortably loud. What they found is that blocking the sounds of the operating room with white noise did not decrease sedative requirements of listening to operating room sounds. Playing music did reduce the need for sedatives during surgery. ...
Australians speak: Find us a cure for cancer - fast!
...ne Bennett, said the message from the 2005 poll is loud
and clear Australians identify health and medical research as a top national priority and want an all-of-community effort to substantially increase funding and resources. "The majority of Australians agree there needs to be more funding for health a...
Can snoring ruin a marriage?
...ged men. The most common signs of sleep apnea are loud
snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, and fighting sleepiness during the day. In addition to continuous positive airway pressure, treatment includes losing weight, sleeping on your side instead of your back, avoiding alcohol and tobacco. Founded...
JRRD special issue on hearing and hearing loss
...enetic defects, and environmental stresses such as loud
noises and/or chemotherapeutic drugs. The consequence of this hair cell damage in humans is often permanent hearing/balance problems. The discovery that hair cells can regenerate in birds and other nonmammalian vertebrates has fueled a wide range of ...
Hormone linked to good hearing as we age
...fer from hearing damage as a result of exposure to loud
noise, or from other causes such as the side effects of some medications, for many people hearing problems occur with no known cause. Some people notice problems in their 40s and 50s, but the process becomes very noticeable for most people in their 6...
Advice to children with sleep apnea: Wear that night-time breathing device!
...time alertness at school. Sleep apnea is marked by loud
snoring and disturbed sleep caused by interrupted breathing patterns. "Despite improvements with even irregular use of the device, parents often say children are using PAP when the study shows they are not," says investigator Ann Halbower, M.D., pedi...
Study highlighted at ACC better identifies patients at risk for sudden cardiac death
... go unnoticed until sports, strong emotion or even loud
noises knock the heart out of rhythm, causing loss of pulse and consciousness, and sudden death. "LQTS impacts communities nationwide each year as young people die during football games and track meets, or just as tragically, in their sleep," said ...
Chaos=Order: Physicists make baffling discovery
...inear. "When you hear your favorite music twice as loud
you don't double the pleasure," mused Brandt, explaining how one aspect of the brain hearing is nonlinear. While other research has shown that disorder can create order, these studies often involved manipulating parameters within the systems such a...
New guidelines offer power to prevent stroke
...sleep apnea. This disorder is marked by extremely loud
snoring, daytime sleepiness and is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing several times a night, rousing to gulp in air in a pattern that disrupts normal sleep. "We know that treating sleep apnea is associ...
Surgical plugs in ear's bone stops strange form of severe dizziness
... dizziness, loss of balance. Falling down after a loud
noise, such as the sound of your own voice, a coug...ll down stairs, are unable to read or sleep due to loud
noises inside their head, and some become convinced they are mentally ill, suffering from symptoms t...
A neural mosaic of tones
Our brain decides what we hear. Even in loud
environments - like a factory with rattling machines, or a party with music and a cacophony of people talking - we are able to pick out the voice of our conversational partner. Neurophysiologists still do not fully understand how we do this. But they...
Hearing loss and high-speed dental tools
...r weeks and is most commonly caused by exposure to loud
noise such as music at a rock concert, power tools...structures within the inner ear and if exposure to loud
noise continues, permanent hearing loss is likely. Most of the current high-speed hand pieces, su...
Neurological effects of childhood sleep apnea
...hundred children have OSA. The symptoms of OSA are loud
snoring at night, disrupted, restless sleep, undue tiredness, and difficulties in concentration. If untreated, researchers believe that it may lead to a number of long-term problems with health and learning. Children with disorders of sleep have prev...
Alcoholism-treatment medication acamprosate may help abstinent alcoholics sleep better
...by sleep terrors, sleepwalking and exacerbation of loud
snoring or sleep apnea. During the day, alcohol intake can exacerbate sleepiness, which disrupts performance and contributes to accidents even when an individual is not significantly intoxicated." Staner is also a researcher at FORENAP, an organiza...
Sound understanding of indoor acoustics could make hearing easier
... dies away (or 'decays'). The noise has to be very loud
so that the environment's effect on it can be assessed across the full range of sound, from very loud
to very quiet only in this way can comprehensive information on an environment's acoustic performan...
JAMA study provides clues to cause of sudden cardiac death in teens
...go unnoticed until sports, strong emotions or even loud
noises knock the heart out of rhythm, causing loss of pulse and consciousness (syncope). Sudden death often results if the heart is not restarted with a defibrillator. "LQTS shocks communities across the nation each year as teens die during sportin...
Emotional control circuit of brain's fear response discovered
...is walking on an empty street at night and hears a loud
banging sound in the near distance, the amygdala would immediately light up. But instead of always running in the opposite direction from the sound, the rostral cingulate determines if action is needed or not. For example, if it was a car door slam...
St. Jude finds clues to hearing loss from chemotherapy
...ll as hearing loss caused by long-term exposure to loud
noise, according to the researchers. The investiga...ring loss in humans--such as long-term exposure to loud
music--which are similar to the damage that occurs in children receiving chemotherapy," Zuo said. Th...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
... massive vocal pads within the larynx. Their very loud
roars contain sounds far lower-pitched than those ...mber the first impression of the sound as a single loud
noise. In short order, however, different sounds begin to emerge as one listens to a few speakers, h...