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2013-10-10 23:00:52

Users of Apple’s new iOS 7 for iPhones and iPads have reported dizziness, vertigo and nausea when using the new system. This release from the Diamond Valley Brain Centre explains why users have been experiencing these symptoms and how to fix them. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 If you have been suffering vertigo and dizziness after using Apple's new iOS7 for iPhones and iPads, you are not alone. Some of the elements of the new design are causing issues, with some...

Spinning Doesn't Dizzy Ballerinas Due To Brain Conditioning
2013-09-27 13:46:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spinning around in circles causes dizziness in most people, which could be a problem for figure skaters or ballerinas who must perform several spins during a typical routine. However, new research in the journal Cerebral Cortex indicates that ballerinas may have conditioned their brain to better handle a series of quick spins. Study researchers said their findings could be used to improve treatments for patients with chronic dizziness....

2011-11-21 23:07:23

Discovery may accelerate advances in understanding and treating hearing loss National Institutes of Health-funded researchers have identified two proteins that may be the key components of the long-sought after mechanotransduction channel in the inner ear–the place where the mechanical stimulation of sound waves is transformed into electrical signals that the brain recognizes as sound. The findings are published in the Nov. 21 online issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation....

2011-10-27 07:00:00

A leading institute in the research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of vestibular disorders in Newport Beach, Calif. has announced a pediatric vestibular rehabilitation therapy program that uses advanced medical technology and âœconditioned playâ to quickly and effectively diagnose and treat the growing number of children who have symptoms of dizziness, vertigo and balance problems, which may delay child development. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB)...

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2010-10-21 09:25:00

Success could spur new treatment approach for millions of people who suffer vestibular problems A University of Washington Medical Center patient on Thursday, Oct. 21, will be the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease. The UW Medicine clinicians who developed the implantable device hope that success in a 10-person surgical trial of Meniere's patients will lead to exploration of its usefulness against other common balance...

2010-06-29 18:04:33

The Earthquake Machine at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, has been used in groundbreaking research by vision scientists to confirm that instead of working in isolation, our visual and middle-ear systems work together, to give us an improved sense of balance. Led by Dr Mark Edwards and Dr Michael Ibbotson, chief investigators in The Vision Centre and researchers at the Australian National University, this research has opened up various opportunities to future research,...

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2010-03-25 07:46:16

Dolphins, whales and porpoises have extraordinarily small balance organs, and scientists have long wondered why. Now a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has contradicted a leading theory, which held that the animals moved their heads so vigorously that they had to have smaller, less responsive balance organs to avoid overwhelming their senses. Working with a Midwestern zoo and a local rancher, the researchers, led by Timothy E. Hullar, MD, a Washington University...

2009-05-26 07:56:00

A full third of American adults, 69 million men and women over age 40, are up to 12 times more likely to have a serious fall because they have some form of inner-ear dysfunction that throws them off balance and makes them dizzy, according to Johns Hopkins experts.Among the other key findings of the three-year survey and study on the subject by the Johns Hopkins team are that a third of this group, or more than 22 million, were unaware of their vulnerability, having had no previous incidents...

2005-08-09 15:44:38

Anyone who's had to find his or her way through a darkened room can appreciate that nonvisual cues play a large role in our sense of movement. What might be less apparent is that not all such cues come from our remaining four senses. In a finding that broadens our understanding of human movement control, researchers at the Institute of Neurology in London have shown that the inner-ear vestibular organs provide what is essentially an on-line movement guidance system for maintaining the...

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2005-01-13 16:40:58

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers have identified a gene that prevents the regeneration of inner ear cells that are critical to hearing, a discovery experts say is the first step toward finding a way to correct the most common form of deafness among the elderly. In laboratory mouse studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers found that by eliminating the effects of a single gene they could cause inner ear cells vital to hearing to regrow. The regrowth replaces nerve endings, called...


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