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.
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.
Sense of smell is a unique product of genes and experience
26 Apr 2017 at 7:00am
Mouse study finds genes may dictate types of smell receptors in nose, but environment alters their number, giving each individual a unique sense of smell.
Itchy throat: Causes and remedies
22 Apr 2017 at 3:00am
What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?
Study examines effectiveness of steroid medication for sore throat
20 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
In patients with a sore throat that didn't require immediate antibiotics, a single capsule of the corticosteroid dexamethasone didn't increase the likelihood of complete symptom resolution after 24...
Sinus surgery: Types, uses, and recovery
16 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
Surgery is an option for people with ongoing sinus infections, an abnormal sinus structure, or abnormal growths in the sinus. Learn more in this article.
Sodium citrate spray could temporarily restore sense of smell
7 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
A substance commonly used to treat bladder issues could temporarily treat people who have lost their sense of smell, according to research published in the journal Clinical Otolaryngology.
UF Health study links commonly prescribed ear drops to perforated eardrums
30 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
Use of commonly prescribed antibiotic ear drops may increase the risk of a perforated eardrum after ear tube surgery, according to a new study by researchers at University of Florida Health.
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.