Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today
The ears, nose, throat and mouth are at the upper end of the airways system and, as a result, are prone to viral infections. This category includes information on conditions such as coughs, ear infections, glue ear, hay fever, laryngitis, tinnitus and tonsillitis. Also featured is news on hearing and balance and the common conditions that affect them - such as earwax, hearing loss and vertigo.
Presbycusis: Causes of age-related hearing loss
19 Jul 2017 at 6:00am
Presbycusis the term given to age-related hearing loss. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this condition here.
Hyposmia: Causes, treatment, and related conditions
18 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Hyposmia is a term describing partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Learn about the causes, how it is treated, and related conditions.
Dust mite allergy: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
15 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions. Learn about the symptoms of dust mite allergy, how it is treated, and how to prevent it.
Yawning: Why we do it and what it means
15 Jul 2017 at 12:00am
Everybody yawns, but why? In this article, learn about the possible reasons for yawning, why it is so contagious, and if it can ever be a risk to health.
Green, yellow, or brown phlegm: What does it mean?
13 Jul 2017 at 8:00am
The color of phlegm can reveal important things about the state of health a body is in. In this article, learn what the different colors of phlegm mean.
Deviated septum: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
7 Jul 2017 at 6:00am
It is quite common for people to not have a straight septum. What is a deviated septum, what causes it, and how is a deviated septum diagnosed?
Sinus infections: Are they contagious?
5 Jul 2017 at 6:00am
Are sinus infections contagious or not? In this article, learn how to diagnose a sinus infection, how to prevent it, and how to manage symptoms.
Nine effective home remedies for earache
23 Jun 2017 at 9:00am
In this article, we look at the possible causes of an earache, as well as nine home remedies to help alleviate the pain and discomfort.
Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms
19 Jun 2017 at 5:00am
What are mouth ulcers and what types of mouth ulcer are most common? Learn about the symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of mouth ulcers.
Atypical pneumonia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
16 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
Learn about the bacteria most commonly responsible for atypical pneumonia, as well as how it spreads and how to prevent infection.
What causes white spots on the tonsils?
13 Jun 2017 at 3:00am
Several conditions can cause white spots to appear on the tonsils, including strep throat, oral thrush, and tonsillitis. Learn more in this article.
White noise after loud noise prevents hearing deficits in mice
7 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
Mild hearing loss from exposure to less than one hour of loud noise leads to a reorganization of circuits in a key midbrain structure of the auditory system in mice, finds new research published in...
Bronchitis: Is it contagious?
4 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. While both involve a wet, persistent cough, their causes can be different. When are they contagious?
Yawning: An unsolved mystery
24 May 2017 at 8:00am
We all yawn; it is inevitable. Yet not a single one of us knows exactly why we do it. Here, we discuss the facts and try to understand why it evolved.
Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
28 Apr 2017 at 8:00am
A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma.