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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Breastfeeding Could Reduce Commons Infections Among Indigenous Infants

Aug. 17, 2015 — Promoting breastfeeding could lead to a substantial reduction in common infections and even deaths that are more common in Indigenous infants than non-Indigenous infants, a new study ... read more

Silently Suffering from Hearing Loss Negatively Affects Quality of Life

Aug. 7, 2015 — Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to ... read more

Are Animal Models Still Essential to Biological Research?

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new article covers the use of animal models in scientific research. The use of animals in scientific research prompts regular debate and it can be difficult to garner a clear picture of the actual ... read more

July 27, 2015 — For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a ... read more

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

July 22, 2015 — There is a significant increase in the immune system's 'alternative complement pathway' following retinal detachment, researchers report, adding that this pathway facilitated early ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Conventional wisdom has long blamed age-related hearing loss almost entirely on the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, but research from neuroscientists has provided new information about ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Are wind farms harmful to humans? This controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the fundamentals of hearing in the ... read more

July 9, 2015 — Screening method can reduce false-positive hearing results, reducing need for extensive followup tests, family stress, researchers say. In their study, audiologists used high-frequency tympanometry ... 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

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