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Popping Pills For Pain May Harm Your Hearing
2012-09-13 14:00:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are like most Americans, there is a bottle of pain relievers somewhere close by your desk as you read this. Whether to treat a headache, back ache, or sore muscles, at the first sign of pain most of us are popping some sort of analgesic in our mouth. They are the most frequently used medications in the U.S. The problem is, popping that pill might help your pain, but it might hurt your hearing. According to new research...

Hearing Loss Treated In Gerbils With Human Stem Cells
2012-09-13 05:04:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from the United Kingdom who worked with deaf gerbils were recently able to give the animals the ability to hear again. The study is the first of its kind to replace damaged nerve cells with stem cells. The study, published recently in the journal Nature, discovered that hearing can improve when nerves were placed in the ear of the gerbils. Gerbils were the focus of the study as they have a hearing range...

2012-09-11 10:24:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As evidence increases showing that there may be a connection between hearing loss and dementia, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging hearing checks among Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. Because most hearing loss can be managed with hearing aids, BHI also is encouraging those with hearing loss to be fitted with hearing aids when appropriate. BHI's outreach efforts come in recognition of World Alzheimer's Day--September 21. To make it easier...

2012-08-10 23:02:35

HealthyAnswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. HealthyAnswers.com reports new research and treatment paths for hearing loss. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 In Part II, of a 2-part series on Hearing Loss, HealthyAnswers.com related several...

2012-08-09 02:29:06

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC) announced financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012. GenVec reported a net loss of $3.7 million, or $0.28 per share, compared with a net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.10 per share, in the comparable quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, GenVec's net loss was $6.9 million, or $0.53 per share, compared to a net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.27 per share, for the six...

2012-07-26 06:46:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The sound of a horn beeping at you while driving, the chirping crickets after a huge rain storm, and your favorite new One Direction song -- imagine going through life not being able to hear any of it. That is a reality for those living with hearing loss. Now, researchers are trying new things to turn up the volume for the deaf. A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness. New findings present...

2012-07-26 01:05:02

A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness, according to a preclinical study published by Cell Press in the July 26 issue of the journal Neuron. The findings present a promising therapeutic avenue for potentially treating individuals who are born deaf. "This is the first time that an inherited, genetic hearing loss has been successfully treated in laboratory mice, and as such represents an important milestone for...

2012-07-19 10:23:40

AURORA, Neb., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton CapTel(®) presents two panel discussions entitled, "A Holistic Approach To Hearing Healthcare for Veterans" at the VFW National Convention in Reno, NV on July 21, 2012. The panel discussion is at 9:00 am and again at 11:00 am in the Reno Sparks Convention Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120719/LA43445LOGO) According to the Government Accounting Office (GAO), hearing loss and hearing-related conditions are...

Whales Coping With Undersea Noise
2012-07-17 18:36:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because extremely loud noises can travel underwater for thousands of miles, they cause over a quarter-million sea creatures to suffer some kind of hearing loss every year, a number experts warn is on the rise. The good news is that whales are able to consciously decrease their hearing sensitivity and prevent hearing loss if given ample warning of an impending loud noise, according to a pair of marine biologists who published their...

2012-07-01 22:20:44

IPSWICH, England, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ear plug retailer, All Ear Plugs, urges Brits to take more care in protecting their ears following the release of data from the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) in the US linking hearing loss to chronic diseases. With new BHI studies connecting hearing loss to the onset of Alzheimer's, heart disease, chronic kidney diseases and diabetes, millions of Brits could be at risk from further health complications. After all, the World...