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August 2, 2015

Understanding Why Some Latina Women Discontinue Participation in Cancer Prevention Outreach

July 24, 2015 — It has long been known that rates of breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A new study found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are ... read more

Rare Gene Variant Associated With Middle Ear Infections

June 29, 2015 — Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections. The culprit may be rare genetic variants in a gene ... read more

Quiet That Ringing in the Brain

June 23, 2015 — Epilepsy and tinnitus are both caused by overly excitable nerve cells. Healthy nerves have a built-in system that slams on the brakes when they get too excited. The 'brakes' are actually ... read more

More Women Are Reaching 100 but Centenarian Men Are Healthier

June 22, 2015 — New research has found an increasing trend in the number of people in the UK reaching age 100 over the past two decades. The study also found that, whilst women were far more likely to reach 100 than ... read more

June 22, 2015 — More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in ... read more

Graphic Novella Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss in Spanish-Speaking Agricultural Workers

June 18, 2015 — In the Mountain West region, noise-induced hearing loss is common among Spanish-speaking agricultural workers due to their proximity to noise produced by heavy farm equipment and livestock, according ... read more

What Fish Ears Can Tell Us About Sex, Surveillance and Sustainability

June 15, 2015 — Scientists have found a way to pry into the private lives of fish -- by looking in their ears. By studying ear stones in fish, which act as tiny data recorders, scientists can now reveal migration ... read more

Gene Modulation Method May Provide Insight on Regrowing Inner-Ear Sensory Hair Cells

June 11, 2015 — An expert in the biology and physiology of the inner ear has developed a method to temporally modify the expression of the retinoblastoma-1 gene in mice. Modulation of the RB1 gene can allow for the ... read more

As Death Rates Drop, Nonfatal Diseases and Injuries Take a Bigger Toll on Health Globally

June 8, 2015 — People across the world are living longer but spending more time in ill health as rates of nonfatal diseases and injuries -- including diabetes and hearing loss -- decline more slowly than death ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Hearing-impaired people face a challenge at the theater or cinema. New technology promises a remedy integrated into two apps that allow the hearing impaired to adjust the sound to match their ... read more

Nearly One in Seven Hispanic/Latino Adults Has Some Hearing Loss

May 28, 2015 — In the largest study to date of hearing loss among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States, researchers have found that nearly one in seven has hearing loss, a number similar to the general ... read more

Anti-Stroke Drug Effective Treatment for Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say

May 21, 2015 — An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according ... read more

Experts Map Surgical Approaches for Auditory Brainstem Implantation

May 21, 2015 — A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Researchers suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized even with early-stage hearing loss, and may play a role in cognitive decline. They have applied fundamental ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Researchers have answered the longstanding question of how the brain balances hearing between our ears, which is essential for localizing sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from ... read more

May 8, 2015 — The ability that some people have to use echoes to determine the position of an otherwise silent object, in a similar way to bats and dolphins, requires good high-pitch hearing in both ears, ... read more

Researchers Sound out Scaffolds for Eardrum Replacement

May 7, 2015 — Tiny, complex scaffolds that mimic the intricate network of collagen fibers that form the human eardrum have been created by an international team of researchers. It is hoped the scaffolds can be ... read more

May 5, 2015 — In a study on mice, cells that relay information from the ear to the brain changed their behavior and structure in response to the noise level in the environment. Researchers think the adaptations ... read more

Personal Cues Can Have a Strong Effect on Craving in Individuals With Addiction

May 4, 2015 — Unique person-specific cues -- such as the presence of a specific friend or hearing a specific song -- appear to have a robust effect on craving addictive substances, a recent study shows. The study ... read more

Identifying Speech, Hearing Problems Early May Prevent Future Losses

May 1, 2015 — Experts share tips and tools that identify and prevent speech, voice, and hearing impairments. Such impairments affect 43 million Americans, they say, noting how important it is to diagnose these ... read more

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