otolaryngology

Drug combo helps protect hearing


February 24th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cocktail that reduces hearing loss in mice when given before they are exposed ... Read more...

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Smoking and radiation therapy for head, neck cancers don’t mix


November 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with head and neck cancer who have never smoked have much better survival rates after radiation therapy than patients with a history of ... Read more...

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Combining radiation therapy, chemo safely treats head and neck cancers


November 4th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new research has shown that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a radiation therapy procedure pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) that precisely delivers a large ... Read more...

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Tobacco use ‘worsens outcomes in patients with HPV-positive head, neck cancer’


February 15th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center claim that patients with head and neck cancer linked to high risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, have worse outcomes if ... Read more...

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Antibiotic drops most effective, safest way to treat swimmer’s ear


January 21st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): Antibiotic drops are the most effective and safest therapy to use when treating cases of acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer's ear, says a new review of ... Read more...

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New drug target may help treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps


November 23rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein that is responsible for causing chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps.Chronic sinusitis, a constant irritation and swelling of the nasal passages, is a ... Read more...

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Scientists identify 50 microRNAs in saliva that may help diagnose oral cancer


August 26th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America.The findings of the study have ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive.While female oral ... Read more...

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Tweak your ear’s hair, protect against hearing loss


January 21st, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Tweaking the ear's hair cells not only limits how much sound is heard, but also protects against hearing loss, according to the latest finding. "There's some uncertainty in ... Read more...

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Vitamins-mineral cocktail may hold key to prevent noise induced hearing loss


November 11th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A cocktail of vitamins and mineral magnesium has been found effective in preventing hearing loss caused by loud noises, a new study has shown.After the combination of ... Read more...

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Genes that control cell death may play a role in age-related hearing loss


October 17th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study in mice has suggested that several genes that play a role in how human body''s cells normally auto-destruct may play a role in age-related ... Read more...

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New laser procedure uses light to destroy cancer


June 5th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): With the help of laser technique that pinpoints cancer cells, doctors were successfully able to remove cancer from around the vocal folds, without harming the patients voice.Dr. ... Read more...

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Tonsillectomy can improve life for children with sleep apnea


February 13th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A study has found that a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is the best way for improving the life of children who are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.The study conducted ... Read more...

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