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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.
Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections
12 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and pathogens is blocked when the sweet taste receptors are...
Geographic tongue: Causes, pictures, and treatment
10 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
In this article, learn about geographic tongue. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and when should a doctor be consulted?
Parkinson's: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
7 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
New study suggests that a test of olfaction could determine a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before a diagnosis.
Scents and social preference: Neuroscientists ID the roots of attraction
6 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
A baby lamb is separated from its family. Somehow, in vast herds of sheep that look virtually identical, the lost youngling locates its kin.
Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detail
6 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
Like some bats and marine mammals, people can develop expert echolocation skills, in which they produce a clicking sound with their mouths and listen to the reflected sound waves to "see" their...
Dry ears: Causes, treatment, and prevention
4 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
Dry ears are characterized by a buildup of dead skin and itchiness. Learn about the causes of dry ears, how to prevent it, treatments, and recovery.
Inflammation required for 'smell' tissue regeneration
4 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
In a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of...
Epley maneuver: A treatment for vertigo
30 Aug 2017 at 3:00am
The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Learn how it is performed, and how it helps.
Posterior nosebleed: Causes and how to stop them
22 Aug 2017 at 6:00am
What is a posterior nosebleed and how can you stop a posterior nosebleed? What is the difference between a posterior and anterior nosebleed?
What is sputum?
13 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
Sputum is a kind of thick mucus that is produced by the lungs when they are diseased or damaged. Learn about the types of sputum, and when to see a doctor.
Empty nose syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
7 Aug 2017 at 3:00am
What is empty nose syndrome, what are the main causes, and how is empty nose syndrome diagnosed? Learn about empty nose syndrome and turbinate surgery.
Esophageal ulcers: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
6 Aug 2017 at 6:00am
Esophageal ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer that develops between the throat and the stomach. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.
Hypersalivation: Causes and treatment
2 Aug 2017 at 3:00am
What is hypersalivation? What causes it and how is it treated? In this article, we look at this condition characterized by excess saliva in the mouth.
Dacryocystitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
1 Aug 2017 at 9:00am
What is dacryocystitis? In this article, learn about the causes of this infection that affects the tear ducts, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.
15 natural remedies to get rid of a sore throat
1 Aug 2017 at 4:00am
A sore throat is a common symptom of viral infection. Most cases of sore throat can be treated at home with simple natural remedies.