Tag: "nose" at medical news
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...stered a small, medically approved dose of cocaine nose
drops to the study participants, which doubled their sympathetic nerve activity, part of the bodys automatic response system that becomes more active during times of stress. Participants experienced increases in several cardiovascular parameters incl...
Harboring hostility may be linked to unhealthy lungs
...red while participants were standing and wearing a nose
clip, blowing into a machine to measure their lung capacity, which can indicate upper airway obstruction. Recent research demonstrates that greater hostility predicts lung function decline in older men. This is the first study of young adults to o...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...quire placing a flexible catheter tube through the nose
and down into the esophagus. The procedure is very uncomfortable and because of the catheter, you cant eat or drink the way you normally would. The test results can be biased because you change the way you eat, explained Dr. Tang. No catheter is ...
Patient's own platelets may speed up skin wound healing
...der David Hom, MD, now a UC otolaryngologist (ear, nose
and throat specialist) and a facial plastic surgeon completed the work while he was on faculty of the University of Minnesota. Hom and his team looked at how quickly skin wounds treated with a gel of their own platelets (autologous platelet gel or...
Electronic nose may help diagnose asthma
...Medical Center in the Netherlands. The electronic nose
is a newer version of a sensor that has been used ...ves or toxic chemicals in the air. An electronic nose
responds to a given odor by generating a pattern, or "smell print," which is analyzed and compared w...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...mmonly causing respiratory, and eye problems. Eye, nose
and throat irritation are caused by inhalation of the fumes. Kerosene use in lamps is also a safety risk lamps can easily get knocked over setting fire in the home. An estimated 100 million families use kerosene for lighting in India, exposing t...
...al of the approximately 347 scent receptors in our nose
and show a complex scent. "When developing new fra...e, can also be predicted quantitatively. The human nose
was indeed fooled. Tacke says, "All four of the synthesized compounds had the typical floral aldehyd...
Consumer nail gun injuries spike
...e prevented by using tools that fire only when the nose
piece is depressed before the trigger is pulled. This sequential trigger mechanism is designed to prevent rapid, unintentional firing, but it has not been used as much as tools that allow the user to rapidly bounce fire nails. The findings appear ...
Metacognition: Faced with a test, rats can check their knowledge first
...of whether to take the test at all by poking their nose
into one of two apertures. If the rat opted out of the test, it received a small food reward; if it opted in, it was subsequently presented with two levers, one of which it knew from past training represented "short duration" and one "long duration."...
Insight on fruit fly immune system could lead to new types of vaccines, Stanford researchers say
...eed things up if you could snort something up your nose
that would make your innate immune system ready to fight." While inviting novel ways of thinking about future vaccines and treating AIDS patients, the new finding immediately stirs up the field of insect immunology. Existing publications about the ...
Space technology benefits medical community
...ess and coldness in the fingers, toes, ears and/or nose
when blood vessels in those areas constrict during attacks. Insufficient blood flow near the skin's surface also causes patients to experience skin color changes and varying levels of discomfort. Limited blood flow to the extremities can potentially ...
Dental researchers test no-needle anesthesia, no-drilling cavity care
...ures of a topical anesthetic normally used by ear, nose
and throat physicians when they operate on the nose. Patients who received this anesthetic for that purpose reported it also numbed their upper teeth, sparking interest in using it for dental procedures. "We currently are testing to determine what ...
New technology to speed up research into Huntington's disease
...ouse. The mouse makes its response by touching its nose
to the touch-sensitive screen. This means that the HD mice can complete the task, despite motor problems. Other benefits are that it is less labour intensive, less time consuming and less stressful for mice, compared to traditional testing methods...
Physicians often do not communicate important medication information
..., including 46 cardiovascular medications; 42 ear, nose
and throat preparations; 35 analgesics (pain-relieving drugs); 35 antibiotics; 21 dermatologic creams; 21 psychiatric medications; and 11 pulmonary medications. Overall, physicians communicated an average of 3.1 of the five essential elements, indic...
Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality
...o were being treated by an allergist or by an ear, nose
and throat specialist. A control group of 502 ind...g primary care physicians, pulmonologists and ear, nose
and throat specialists, should question patients with allergic rhinitis about their sleep habits and...
Nasal plastic surgery improves airway function
...d by large or swollen turbinates, areas inside the nose
covered by mucous membranes that help warm and filter incoming air. Surgical procedures to treat these types of conditions are collectively known as functional rhinoplasty. Sam P. Most, M.D., formerly of the University of Washington School of Medic...
Bacteria get off easy in sinus infections
...m several key chemicals on the inner lining of the nose
are linked to chronic sinusitis that fails to resp...nt inflammation of the moist tissue that lines the nose
and sinus cavities. The result is clogged passages and recurring infections, according to the U.S. ...
Test can predict spread of eye cancer to liver
...Jane,'" Harbour explains. "We don't just look at a nose
or an eye. We look at the whole face. And in this project we used computer software to look at many, many features of the tumor simultaneously." Harbour's efforts identified two classes of tumors with distinct molecular signatures. One signature, c...
Live H5N1 avian flu virus vaccines show protection in animal studies
...s gave the mice a single dose of vaccine virus via nose
drops. All of these mice survived infection with the 1997 and 2004 H5N1 wild-type viruses, including two more recent strains of the H5N1 virus found circulating in Vietnam and Indonesia in 2005. Further, mice that received a second dose of vaccine 28...
Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses
...the first to identify the enzyme's presence in the nose
and confirm its link to sinusitis. "This findi... not mean that there are actually parasites in the nose
causing sinusitis, but our study does lend support to the concept that really severe and persistent ...
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