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IGNOU spreads awareness about deafness


May 27th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A special session aimed at increasing awareness and discussing problems related to deafness was organised at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for its ... Read more...

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Narrow escape for 30 kids in Gurgaon


April 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 9 (IANS) At least 30 school children had a narrow escape Monday when a tree under which they were studying caught fire because of a powerful power line ... Read more...

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Harnessing stem cells to prevent hearing loss


December 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Scientists have set out to harness stem cells to overcome hearing loss associated with age. Keele University researchers in North Staffordshire are attempting the growth of ... Read more...

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Disc jockeying - Rajeev Khandelwal’s new passion


October 10th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, whose performance in "Soundtrack" as a DJ-gone-deaf has been much appreciated, says he loved the process of getting to understand how a deejay ... Read more...

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Earthquake cures Robert Valderzak deafness


August 31st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recent 5.9 quake that struck the United States was not all bad news, at least for one man. 75-year-old Robert Valderzak claims that he was supernaturally ... Read more...

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Act of focusing shuts out noisy world


May 29th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) How can someone with perfectly normal hearing become deaf to the world around them when their mind is on something else? New research by the University ... Read more...

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Sick kids have fewer friends: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Sick teens are more isolated than other kids, but they do not necessarily realize it and often think their friendships are stronger than they actually are, a new ... Read more...

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After 4 years of silence, Fatima can hear herself


September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Doctors at a Delhi hospital Monday succesfully operated on a four-year-old Iraqi girl suffering from deafness since birth to restore her hearing. The girl was responding to ... Read more...

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Teenage deafness linked to iPods, MP3 players


August 18th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) MP3 players, iPods and more exposure to live music could have caused an increase in hearing loss among teenagers, research in the US suggests. The study noticed that the ... Read more...

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UAE issues fatwa against ‘haram’ vuvuzelas


July 10th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 10(ANI): A fatwa has been issued against vuvuzelas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying that the plastic horns will not be permitted in the Gulf country if they exceed ... Read more...

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South African magistrate says vuvuzelas okay in field but not in court!


July 8th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, July 8(ANI): A South African magistrate in one of Cape Town's special World Cup courts ordered the court orderlies' to shut the windows following repeated disturbance from Vuvuzelas from a ... Read more...

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New project may provide mouse model of human disease


May 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): A new project to find the role of every gene in the mouse genome may offer the ultimate mouse model of human disease."The project will explain the genes ... Read more...

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Viagra Could Cause Hearing Loss


May 20th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It is a terrible piece of news for the consumers of Viagra or other comparable drugs. A fresh investigation has emphasized that the males, who ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for stuttering, speech problems


February 11th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Stuttering may be the result of a glitch in the daily process by which cellular components in key regions of the brain are broken down and recycled, says ... Read more...

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First genes for stuttering discovered


February 11th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders have identified three genes as a source of stuttering in volunteers in Pakistan, the United States, and ... Read more...

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Bryan Adam shoots Sting for hearing campaign


January 21st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 21 (ANI): Singer turned photographer Bryan Adams has snapped Sting for a hearing campaign.The pic shows the 'Message In A Bottle' with a hand cupped at his ear.Sting has ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene linked to rare form of progressive hearing loss in males


December 18th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18(ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with a rare form of progressive deafness in males.Seemingly, the gene, PRPS1, is significant for inner ear development and maintenance.The gene is associated ... Read more...

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European Commission calls for noise limits on MP3 players


December 14th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): The European Commission has called for the maximum volume on MP3 players to be set at 85 decibels in order to protect the hearing of users.The commission came ... Read more...

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Europeans are world’s most sugar-sensitive people


June 27th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Sweet-toothed Europeans now have another reason to gorge on a few more pieces of chocolate cake, for they are among the most sugar-sensitive people in the world, concludes ... Read more...

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Mind over body: Boy conquers disability to excel academically (With Image)


May 3rd, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Bathinda (Punjab), May 3 (IANS) Yashveer Goyal, 9, goes to a regular school and does the things most other children do, though there is one aspect which sets him apart ... Read more...

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Woman tells how Indian doctor ‘massaged her breasts’ during surgery visit


April 28th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.28 (ANI): A woman has described how an Indian-origin doctor stroked her hair and massaged her breasts during a visit to his surgery with her young child. According to The Telegraph, ... Read more...

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Tay-sachs - The Unknown Killer


April 24th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by GD
The disease "Tay-sachs” has been identified as one of the most devastating and fatal of all the genetic disorders. According to experts, children who are diagnosed with Tay-sachs at birth do not ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy promising in treatment of deafness


March 24th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have successfully isolated stem cells from that portion of the inner hear that actually does the hearing. The transplantation of these cells from foetuses may help some ... Read more...

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Neanderthals may have gone extinct because their cells couldnt cope with climate change


November 28th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): A new hypothesis has suggested that the Neanderthals may have gone extinct because their cells couldnt cope with climate change.The extinction of Neanderthals, close relatives of modern ... Read more...

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The boy who had a stone stuck in ear for five years


April 27th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 27 (ANI): A little boy lost his hearing in one ear five years back and regained it after a stone, which he had pushed inside his ear as a ... Read more...

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Heres how creativity flows for pro jazz musicians


February 27th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Amateur musicians have long been wondering why they cant improvise like jazz legend John Coltrane. Now researchers have given an answer by finding that the prefrontal region of ... Read more...

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Over-the-counter eardrops may cause severe damage to the ear


January 29th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Certain over-the-counter earwax softeners can cause severe inflammation and damage to the eardrum and inner ear, say researchers.The study, led by Dr. Sam Daniel, director of McGill Auditory ... Read more...

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Call for more research into deafness


November 23rd, 2007 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 23 (ANI): An editorial in the Lancet is calling for more research into deafness.Funding for deafness in the UK is around only one thousandth of the estimated lost productivity from ... Read more...

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