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Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief
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Medical Xpress

A leading UK study has found that a new mindfulness based approach to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition.

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Senses of taste and smell more important than we think
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Medical Xpress

Research smell and taste is a relatively new field in Norway, but Postdoctoral Fellow Preet Bano Singh at the Faculty of Dentistry is breaking new ground in this area.

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Is a runny nose during teething normal?
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Medical News Today

People often believe that teething can cause symptoms such as a runny nose, fever, pain, irritability, and sleep problems. However, the scientific evidence behind these beliefs is not straightforward.

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Should I take vitamin C or other supplements for my cold?
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Medical Xpress

When it comes to the common cold (also called upper respiratory tract infections) there is no magic cure (I wish) but some supplements may deliver very minor improvements. Here is what the latest research evidence says.

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Mount Sinai study could help doctors to better understand and manage diseases affecting the larynx
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News Medical

In a first-of-its-kind study, Mount Sinai researchers have used sensory mapping to discover that the posterior part of the larynx (closest to the swallowing tract) is the main area of the voice box to protect the airway from potentially dangerous swallowed or inhaled substances.

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What are the early signs of oral cancer?
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Medical News Today

Symptoms of oral cancer include difficulty chewing, lumps and sores, and white or red patches in the mouth. Early detection and treatment of oral cancer can help prevent the cancer from developing further or spreading to other areas.

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What to know about phantom smells (phantosmia)
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Medical News Today

Phantosmia is the medical word used by doctors when a person smells something that is not actually there.

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Common symptoms of a sinus infection
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Medical News Today

A sinus infection, also called sinusitis, is a common and painful condition that causes stuffy, painful pressure in the nasal cavity.

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Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with respiratory, allergic and infectious disease
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Medical Xpress

Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined—for the first time—the long-term effects of the operations.

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Hearing-related problems common among preschool teachers
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Science Daily

Seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, one out of two has difficulty understanding speech and four out of ten become hypersensitive to sound. This is a considerably higher share than among women in general and also higher than in occupational groups exposed to noise, according to research.

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Preventing hearing damage during summer activities
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Medical Xpress

For many, summer means the sweet sounds of live concerts, fireworks, lawnmowers and splashing water. To optimize the fun summer sounds, here are some preventative measures to protect your hearing during these outdoor activities.

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Vertigo may worsen odds of recovery in sudden hearing loss
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Medical Xpress

(HealthDay)—For patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), vertigo may be negatively associated with recovery of hearing, according to a review published online June 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Can you treat baby ear infection without antibiotics?
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Medical News Today

Baby ear infections are common but are usually nothing to worry about. Many young children will not need antibiotics and can be treated with home remedies, such as acetaminophen, warm compresses, and drinking more fluids.

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Snoring in children can affect their health
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Medical News Today

Children commonly snore from time to time and that is often harmless. But children with frequent snoring and breathing problems during sleep have an increased risk of having trouble concentrating and learning difficulties.

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Prevalence of Acute Otitis Media 46 Percent by Age 12 Months
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Health Day

The prevalence of acute otitis media (AOM) is 46 percent by age 12 months, according to a study published online March 28 in Pediatrics.

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New project to help tackle tinnitus
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Medical News Today

Anglia Ruskin University has launched a new internet-based project to help people suffering from a distressing and debilitating hearing-related condition, known as tinnitus.

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Scientists identify proteins crucial to loss of hearing
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Medical News Today

Almost 40 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Right now, there is no way to reverse this condition, largely because auditory hair cells, which sense sound and relay that information to the brain, do not regenerate.

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House of Hearing Audiology Clinic Publishes a Short Guide to Hearing Aid Care
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Press Release Rocket

To maximize life and to ensure top performance, hearing aids need to be maintained and cared for on a consistent basis. To help patients in this regard, House of Hearing Clinic has published a short guide titled Tips For Taking Care of Your Hearing Aids.

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Two New Oticon Medical Products Gain FDA Clearance
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Audiology World news

New Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS) and Ponto BHX Implant: two new Oticon Medical offerings by Oticon Medical cleared now for marketing in the US.

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ASHA defends the added value of hearing aid specialists
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Audiology World news

In an open letter, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has defended the role of audiologists in providing balanced individualized care to people with hearing loss.

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Canada: ground-breaking bone-anchored CI-surgery
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Audiology World news

CBC news reports on a ground-breaking bone-anchored hearing aid surgery technique that is far less invasive than conventional methods and that is expected to significantly reduce recovery time.

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