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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Feb. 16, 2017 — Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if ... read more

New Research Paints a Merciless Picture of Life as a Deaf-Blind Person

Feb. 3, 2017 — It is like being in a dirty glass jar, unable to reach out and with acquaintances passing by without saying hello. New research paints a merciless picture of life with acquired ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Respiratory conditions could be better targeted and treated, thanks to the discovery of the vital molecule which regulates ... read more

Researchers Develop New Compound to Fight Cytomegalovirus

Jan. 10, 2017 — A Retro94-based compound may prevent a common and sometimes fatal virus -- human cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from reproducing and help to protect immunocompromised patients, such as those with HIV, on ... read more

Reducing Drug Dosage, and Hearing Loss in TB Patients Without Reducing Efficacy

Jan. 9, 2017 — Aminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner. Now, by reducing the dose in ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols, recommend experts in a new ... read more

Experts Update Best Practices for Diagnosis and Treatment of Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)

Jan. 3, 2017 — An updated clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation provides evidence-based recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of earwax ... read more

Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated With Hearing Loss

Dec. 29, 2016 — Medical researchers examined the association between sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia in adults ages 21 to 90 years in the United ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — A new hearing test has been developed that can identify hearing loss or deficits in some individuals considered to have normal or near-normal hearing in traditional ... read more

Reducing the Duration of Antibiotics Does More Harm Than Good When Treating Ear Infections in Young Children

Dec. 22, 2016 — In a landmark trial, researchers have demonstrated that when treating children between 9 and 23 months of age with antibiotics for ear infections, a shortened course has worse clinical outcomes ... read more

Hearing Deficits in Schizophrenia Tied to Specific Brain Receptor

Dec. 2, 2016 — People with schizophrenia who have difficulty hearing subtle changes in pitch may be helped with auditory training exercises and a drug that targets NMDA receptors in the brain, report ... read more

Treatment Significantly Reduces Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss in Children

Dec. 2, 2016 — Sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer, investigators have ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — Vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation, new ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color. This is the first study to show how these disparities translate into ... read more

Severe Dizziness Treated With Steroid Injections Into the Eardrum

Nov. 16, 2016 — Injections of steroid into the ear are an effective treatment for a common form of severe dizziness, suggests a new ... read more

New SIDS Research Shows Carbon Dioxide, Inner Ear Damage May Play Important Role

Oct. 25, 2016 — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may be linked to the build up of carbon dioxide and existing inner ear damage according to a new study. Experts say the finding could help researchers understand ... read more

Electronic Records Help Link Genes to Age-Related Hearing Loss

Oct. 20, 2016 — A study of patient electronic medical records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment identified two genetic variations linked to the hearing ... read more

Hard of Hearing? It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain

Oct. 18, 2016 — The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers have determined that something is going on ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a ... read more

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