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2012-08-07 23:30:53

Clinical trial shows no clinical benefit Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/press/cmaj.120430.pdf. The common cold is the main cause of acute sinusitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the nasal cavities, blocked nasal passages and sometimes...

Sneezing “Reboots” Airway’s Defense
2012-08-01 12:42:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sneezing can happen at any time -- a whiff of dust might cause someone to sneeze; a cold and mucus-filled nose might cause another to sneeze. Researchers, curious about the cause and effect of sneezing, recently decided to peer further into the expulsive issue. With the use of Microsoft Windows´ blue screen, scientists have discovered that sneezing is the body´s way of rebooting; as a result, patients who have...

2012-06-19 09:16:39

A study of the microbiome of the human nose provides clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition and potential strategy for a cure. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco report their findings today at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is characterized by inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinuses lasting over 12 weeks. Patients suffering from this disease experience a variety of symptoms including...

2012-06-19 06:31:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS), an inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinuses lasting over 12 weeks, lands more than 500,000 in the emergency room in the U.S. annually. Now, a new study attempts to crack the case of what is causing it. Patients suffering from CRS experience a variety of symptoms including congestion, fatigue, and even depression and it can lead to other conditions such as asthma, meningitis and aneurysms. According to the researchers from the...

2012-05-01 23:03:30

After import delays Sinusin, the leading homeopathic sinus relief nasal spray is back just in time for a latest flu season in three decades. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Heel, the makers of Traumeel®, announces Sinusin, the leading homeopathic sinus relief nasal spray, is now back in the United States and available at fine health food stores and doctors´ offices across the nation. This is the latest flu season in nearly three decades according to the Center for Disease...

2012-04-19 23:02:47

A new Henry Ford Hospital study shows mood disorders are not linked to either nasal obstructive symptoms or the failure of nasal obstruction surgery. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 While mood disorders like depression or anxiety tend to negatively affect treatment for allergies and chronic rhinosinusitis, the same cannot be said for patients with nasal obstructions such as deviated septum, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The new study shows mood disorders are not...

2012-04-19 21:10:05

While mood disorders like depression or anxiety tend to negatively affect treatment for allergies and chronic rhinosinusitis, the same cannot be said for patients with nasal obstructions such as deviated septum, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The new study shows mood disorders are not linked to either nasal obstructive symptoms or the failure of nasal obstruction surgery. Results also suggest that those patients with nasal obstruction caused by septal deviation —...


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Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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