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John Mayer can’t sing for six months


September 4th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) John Mayer has been advised not to sing again for six months after undergoing throat surgery.The 34-year-old underwent an operation to remove a granuloma from ... Read more...

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Elephants can sing, says study


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Male elephants use an ultrasound noise, too low for humans to hear, to find mates and to keep their herd together, researchers have found.The low-pitched sound ... Read more...

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Google CEO’s absence causes concern


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Google CEO Larry Page was again absent from a company meeting that raised concerns about his health and how it will affect the internet giant, a ... Read more...

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Voice issues make Emma Stone picky about stage shows


July 6th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone is wary of signing up for a theatre role because she regularly loses her voice due to callouses on her vocal cords.She ... Read more...

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Recreating planetary sounds from Mars, Venus


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time recreated the sound of lightning and whirlwinds from Mars and Venus and also how we would hear human voices on ... Read more...

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Mariano Rivera hints that 2012 could be his last season


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New Yankees star Mariano Rivera has revealed that next season could be his last in the baseball league. The 42-year-old has however refused to reveal future ... Read more...

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John Mayer recovering after throat surgery


October 24th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Singer John Mayer is recovering after undergoing a throat surgery to remove an inflamed nodule near his vocal cords."I had surgery this afternoon and ... Read more...

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Mayer cancels concerts dut to throat problem


September 18th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer John Mayer has scrapped two upcoming shows and postponed his album release due to throat problem.Mayer was due to perform with legendary singer ... Read more...

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Britain to conduct first voicebox transplant


June 20th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Experts in Britain will perform the country's first voicebox transplant, third in the world, but are not sure what the patient will sound like after the ... Read more...

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Amitabh smitten by kids’ singing talent


June 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The little kids in Zee TV's singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs" have found a fan in megastar Amitabh Bachchan. ... Read more...

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Shania Twain says that she is losing her voice


May 13th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shania Twain has told E! Online that years of manipulating her voice has destroyed her vocal cords. She is currently receiving therapy to get her speech ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery removes hard-to-reach throat cancer


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Robotic surgery has become a mainstream tool for removing an ever-increasing variety of head and neck tumors. Now, a team of surgeons from Mayo Clinic has ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery ‘effectively’ removes hard-to-reach throat cancer


April 30th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Till now, robotic surgery was considered a mainstream tool for removing an ever-increasing variety of head and neck tumours.But, now a team of head and neck surgeons from ... Read more...

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‘Magic cap’ that helps you spell words with your mind!


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): How great would it be if you could do away with a keyboard forever and simply type using your mind?Now, that's possible using intendiX - a device that ... Read more...

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Woman speaks for the first time in 11yrs following voice box transplant


January 21st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A woman, who lives in California, has been able to speak for the first time in 11 years - thanks to voice box transplant.Brenda Jensen's voice box was ... Read more...

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Top Relaxation Techniques For The Working Soul


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stress can be complicated. While stress levels differ from industry to industry and even individual to individual, stress can bring with it several psychological and other ... Read more...

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Researchers design mechanical model of human vocal folds


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Researchers have built a mechanical model of human vocal folds to show how asymmetrical airflow impacts normal and diseased vocal fold motion - observations that may lead to ... Read more...

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A teacher who lost her voice awarded 150,000 pounds


November 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) A teacher, who lost her voice after regularly shouting in the class in a school in Britain, was paid over 150,000 pounds.The amount was given to 50-year-old Joyce ... Read more...

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Deryck Whibley Attacked In A Japanese Bar Brawl


August 8th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Deryck Whibley, a lead member of the Sum 41 band had been attacked by three unidentified men when he got involved in a bar ... Read more...

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Justin Bieber taking singing tips from Usher


July 24th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Justin Bieber has revealed that he is taking help from Usher, who began singing professionally at the age of 11, to make sure that puberty doesn't ruin his ... Read more...

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Ultrasound could improve tissue implant success


May 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Ultrasound could help tissue grafts to survive and thrive following surgery, according to a new study.While it is known that ultrasound imaging typically requires frequencies that are 50 ... Read more...

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Now, a device that turns thoughts into sounds


January 1st, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): In what could be a revolution in communication for paralysed people, a man with locked-in syndrome has "spoken" three different vowel sounds using a voice synthesiser controlled by ... Read more...

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Paralysed man successfully controls speech synthesiser with thought


December 16th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): In what could be a revolution in communication for paralysed people, a man with locked-in syndrome has "spoken" three different vowel sounds using a voice synthesiser controlled by ... Read more...

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Julie Andrews likens singing after throat op to afterglow of sex


December 15th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): Sound of Music actress Dame Julie Andrews has likened the experience of singing after throat operation to the afterglow of sex.The 74-year-old, who underwent surgery in 1997 that ... Read more...

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Meet Madonna, the real prima donna


December 10th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): British TV channels recently got a taste of Madonna's celebrity status as the pop diva threw tantrums on almost everything - even insisting that the air-conditioning be ... Read more...

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Dame Julie Andrews planning singing comeback in London next year


November 25th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Dame Julie Andrews is said to be planning a singing comeback in London - 12 years after a throat operation to remove non-cancerous nodules from her vocal cords.Andrews, ... Read more...

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How to turn a man’s voice into a woman’s


November 1st, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 01 (ANI): A man raising his pitch to emulate a woman's voice may be a fruitless effort, a leading speech pathologist has suggested.James Dembowski has been working with a middle-aged ... Read more...

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Revolutionary vocal cord op could help Julie Andrews sing again


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Dame Julie Andrews, who is said to have lost her voice after a surgery, could be back on stage within a year or two, all thanks to a ... Read more...

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Why do some people have giant hands and feet?


August 24th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered information about genetic mutations associated with a form of gigantism which usually involves enlarged hands, feet, and facial features. The discovery could lead to ... Read more...

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Clues to gigantism provided by family in Borneo Mountains


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): An indigenous family living in a mountainous area of Malaysian Borneo has helped Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists to discover information about genetic mutations associated with acromegaly, ... Read more...

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Kate Moss ‘gets vocal chord-friendly sauna installed in London pad’


July 18th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Kate Moss is reportedly having a Nordic spa installed in her north London home.And it includes a state-of-the-art piece of kit which is gentle on the old ... Read more...

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Tickled apes reveal human laughter is 16 million years old


June 5th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Tickling a gorilla or chimp can arouse bursts of grunting sounds - or laughter, say researchers who conclude that man's laugh can be traced back to 10 to ... Read more...

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Will Young struggling to sing after throat operation


May 16th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): English singer Will Young is said to be struggling to sing after undergoing an operation to have his tonsils removed.Young, 30, who had been suffering from recurring bouts ... Read more...

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Celine Dion pulls out of shows because of illness


November 19th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 19 (ANI): Celine Dion has been forced to delay a series of her shows owing to a respiratory illness.The Canadian pop diva, who is in the middle her Taking ... Read more...

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Whitney Houston’’s drug-damaged voice delayed her comeback album


July 15th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Singer Whitney Houstons highly-anticipated comeback album was delayed because her addiction to drugs had damaged her vocal cords, say reports.Sources have revealed that the 44-year-old singers ... Read more...

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