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.
Loss of smell linked to increased risk of early death
23 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
In a study of adults aged 40 to 90 years who were followed for 10 years, poor smell was linked with an increased risk of dying.During the study, 411 of 1774 participants (23%) died.
Poor sense of smell may hinder women's social lives
22 Mar 2017 at 8:00am
Researchers have found that older women with a loss in sense of smell tend to have less active social lives than those with a good sense of smell.
Evolution of nose shape was guided by climate
17 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Although the evolution of facial characteristics is a complex subject, new research offers a climate-based explanation of the variation in nose width.
Patients with depression symptoms due to chronic sinus disease are less produ...
14 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Depression is the driving factor for missed days of work or school in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.
Bilateral tinnitus is hereditary
13 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Researchers have been able to demonstrate the hereditary nature of certain forms of tinnitus.
Cauliflower ear: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
6 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
In this article, learn about cauliflower ear. What are the risk factors of perichondrial hematoma, can it be prevented, and what might the outlook be?
Nasal swab could help diagnose lung cancer
27 Feb 2017 at 7:00am
A team of researchers has identified a genomic biomarker for lung cancer in the nasal pathway. This could lead to less invasive diagnostic procedures.
Swollen uvula: Causes, symptoms, and remedies
23 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
In this article, learn about the uvula, why it may become swollen, what might have caused the swelling, and which home treatments may be recommended.
Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers
16 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
New research finds that gaining weight from the age of 20 may increase the risk of developing esophageal and stomach cancers later in life.
Groundbreaking gene therapy restores hearing, balance
6 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
Improved gene therapy penetrates inner ear and restores hearing and balance in genetically deaf mice, finds Boston's Children's Hospital researchers.
How to Get Water Out of Your Ear: Six Easy Methods
31 Jan 2017 at 11:00pm
Water commonly gets trapped in the ears after swimming or bathing, but how can a person get the water out? Can people prevent water from becoming trapped?
A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers
12 Jan 2017 at 11:00pm
A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat...
Strep spreads by harnessing immune defenses of those infected
11 Jan 2017 at 11:00pm
The bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia worldwide secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next - with help from the hosts' immune defenses.
Cancers evade immunotherapy by 'discarding the evidence' of tumor-specific mu...
9 Jan 2017 at 5:00am
Discovery could explain widespread acquired resistance among patients treated with immune checkpoint blockade drugs.
Advances in reconstruction of congenital deformities of the ear
6 Jan 2017 at 5:00am
Ear reconstruction for microtia, or underdeveloped ears, remains a clinical challenge for plastic and reconstructive surgeons.