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Medical News Today: What you should know about strawberry tongue
A look at strawberry tongue, a condition that makes the tongue swollen and bumpy. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a bifid uvula?
A look at bifid uvula, a condition affecting the palate of the mouth. Included is detail on complications of the condition and outlook for a bifid uvula. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Spike In Flu Cases Prompts Hospital To Ask Children Not To Visit Patients
WINCHESTER (CBS) – Due to a spike in cases of the flu, children are currently not allowed to visit patients at a Massachusetts hospital. Winchester Hospital announced the decision on Friday. Effective immediately, due to the increase of severe illness from the flu, all children 13 and under and anyone with the following symptoms cannot visit patients. – Cough– Fever– Sore throat– Runny nose– Nasal congestion This is for the safety of both you and our patients. — Winchester Hospital (@WinchesterHosp) February 2, 2018 Children under 13 years old cannot visit the hospital, effectiv...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Flu Local TV Winchester Hospital Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Odynophagia: Symptoms, causes, and dysphagia
Odynophagia is when it is painful to swallow. This pain may occur in the throat, mouth, or food pipe and has a variety of potential causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

If it's not the flu, you might be sick because of this virus
A runny nose, cough, sore throat, breathing problems, fever, headache, diarrhea: If you came down with these symptoms in the middle of winter, you'd probably assume it's the flu and take to your bed immediately. Think again. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What did he think would happen? Man held his nose to stop a sneeze – and blew a hole through the back of his throat; the pressure has to go somewhere
(Natural News) Do not attempt to stop a sneeze by pinching your nose and closing your mouth, or else you may be like the 34-year-old man who blew a hole through the back of his throat when he did just exactly that, according to a report. Doctors, who wrote the report in the journal BMJ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about swollen taste buds
A look at swollen taste buds, a condition where the taste buds become irritated and red. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Lab notes: talkin' 'bout a resolution (sounds like some science)
We ’re far enough into January for most resolutions to have been tested somewhat. I’m one of the many hoping that doggedly sticking to Dry January will atone for December’s sins, and if that rings a bell with you, then here’swhat the experts have to say about the efficacy of temporary abstinence. For those of you freshly committing to pursuits such as yoga, you might be interested in a new vascular studyweighing up the claims made for hot yoga. However, all these healthy January ambitions may come to naught if your office, like mine, is heading forAztec levels of pestilence (oh, all right, it &rsquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Hold That Sneeze? Maybe Not
TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Holding your nose and closing your mouth when you feel a sneeze coming on just might lead to serious trouble. The journal BMJ Case Reports includes the story of a 34-year-old man who ruptured his throat after he pinched... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why you shouldn't hold nose and close mouth to stop sneeze
A 34-year-old man was taken to A&E after blasting a hole through his throat. He was kept in hospital for a week and fed through a tube after holding his nose and closing his mouth when he sneezed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is why you should NEVER hold your nose and close your mouth while sneezing
HOLDING your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze might seem a harmless thing to do, but doctors have advised against it following the case of man who ruptured the back of his throat when doing so. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze
Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Achoo! Why letting out an explosive sneeze is safer than stifling it
Following the case of a man who ruptured this throat, medics say holding in a sneeze can cause ear damage or a brain aneurysmIn a season where colds are rife, holding your nose and closing your mouth might seem like a considerate alternative to an explosive “Achoo!”. But doctors have warned of the dangers of such a move after a man was found to have ruptured the back of his throat when attempting to stifle a sneeze.Medics say the incident, which they detail in the British Medical JournalCase Reports, came to light when a 34-year old man arrived in A&E with a change to his voice, a swollen neck, pain when sw...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Science Health Biology Source Type: news

This is why you should NEVER hold your nose and close your mouth while sneezing
HOLDING your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze might seem a harmless thing to do, but doctors have advised against it following the case of man who ruptured the back of his throat when doing so. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about throat ulcers
A look at throat ulcers, a condition that makes it hard to swallow and causes other problems. Included is detail on diagnosis and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Flu spike causing Charlotte-area hospitals to limit visitors
Charlotte-area hospitals have issued new visitor restrictions after a spike in flu cases. Children ages 12 and under will not be allowed to visit Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health hospitals in the Charlotte region as of 7 a.m. Friday. Visitors of all ages should not visit if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, fever and cough. Thos e seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.   Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about chronic sinusitis
A look at chronic sinusitis, long-term inflammation in the sinuses. Included is detail on home remedies and possible complications of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Don't use cotton-tipped swabs to clean inside your ears, experts urge
Many patients don't realize that their efforts to clean their ears can cause damage, says a Canadian ear, nose and throat specialist who studied U.S. emergency department records and found cotton-tipped applicators were involved in many ear injuries. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Frequency touts first-in-human safety study for hearing loss therapy
Frequency Therapeutics has finished a first-in-human study of its progenitor cell activation therapy, FX-322, in nine adults with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. The company’s candidate is a combination of small molecules that are designed to activate progenitor cells and trigger the formation of new hair cells in the inner ear. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Frequency touts first-in-human safety study for hearing loss therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Regenerative Medicine Stem Cells Frequency Therapeutics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scalloped tongue: What you need to know
People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Advanced Bionics to connect cochlear implants to cell phones, TVs using Sonova ’ s chip tech
Advanced Bionics said today that it plans to integrate Sonova‘s Sword chip and wireless radio tech into its sound processors. Sonova’s technology can connect hearing devices to almost any kind of cell phone, the company explained, without the need for an extra streaming device. “By offering a solution to the entire market – including the more than 80% of the world’s smartphone owners who purchased Android devices – Sonova becomes the first and only major hearing solutions company to unlock the enormous potential of universal direct connectivity,” Sonova CEO Lukas Braunschweiler sai...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants mHealth (Mobile Health) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Advanced Bionics LLC Sonova Holding AG Source Type: news

Sensorion, Cochlear collab to study combo therapies for patients with cochlear implants
Sensorion, a biotech working on therapies for inner ear diseases, said today that it inked a deal with Cochlear Ltd (ASX:COH) to study combination therapies for patients with cochlear implants. According to the deal, the companies will combine Sensorion’s SENS-401 compound with cochlear implants in preclinical studies starting next year. The drug-device therapies could be in clinical trials as early as 2019, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sensorion, Cochlear collab to study combo therapies for patients with cochlear implants appeared firs...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat Cochlear Ltd. sensorion Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes hot and red ears?
Red ears can develop for a variety of reasons, including flushing and red ear syndrome. In addition to redness, pain or burning may occur. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Fire and smoke from the wildfires raging in Southern California aren't just destroying homes and lives, they're a serious health risk, as well. The smoke can irritate the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and can cause coughing,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intersect ENT Announces FDA Approval of Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a New In-Office Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2017-- Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ: XENT), a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today it won FDA approval for its Sinuva mometasone furoate sinus implant designed to treat recurrent nasal polyp disease in patients who have previously had ethmoid sinus surgery. The Sinuva device is designed to be implanted during a routine physician office visit and expands into the sinus cavity to deliver an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the site of the polyp disease for 90 days. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance intersectent Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:ENT Diagnostic and Operation Centre Inaugurates
[Shabait] Asmara -Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Diagnostic and Operation centre constructed at an expenditure of over 15 million Nakfa within the premises of Orotta Referral Medical Hospital was inaugurated last Wednesday. The project was implemented in cooperation with the Government of Eritrea and the German MEDCARE Association. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a sweet taste in the mouth?
Sugary foods can cause a temporary sweet aftertaste. However, a persistent sweet taste in the mouth can be a sign of a number of serious conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis): What to know
Lie bumps or transient lingual papillitis refers to small red or white bumps that occur on the tongue and cause discomfort. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Stryker Sniffs Out a Tuck-In Opportunity for ENT
Stryker has agreed to acquire Entellus Medical, a company focused on minimally invasive treatments for various ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disease states, for about $662 million ($24 a share). Plymouth, MN-based Entellus has a broad portfolio of ENT products, including the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system and the Latera absorbable nasal implant, which Stryker said will complement its existing ENT device portfolio. Stryker expects the deal to be dilutive to its 2018 adjusted net earnings per diluted share by roughly $0.04 and accretive thereafter.  The news didn't seem to move the Kalamazoo, MI-based stock [NYSE: SYK...
Source: MDDI - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Stryker pledges $662m cash for Entellus Medical
Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) said today that it struck a deal to be acquired by Stryker (NYSE:SYK) for $662 million in cash. Plymouth, Minn.-based Entellus, founded in 2006, makes a family of minimally invasive balloon device products, including its flagship Xpress device, that are designed to treat blocked sinuses. Earlier this year it closed the $81 million buyout of Spirox and its Latera absorbable nasal implant. The company’s shareholder must still approve the $24-per-share deal. “The combination of Stryker’s established commitment to making healthcare better and Entellus’ innovative p...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Wall Street Beat Entellus Medical Inc. Stryker Source Type: news

London consultant reveals the sore throat survival guide
EXCLUSIVE: Alasdair Mace, an ear, nose and throat consultant based at Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospitals in London, says you should avoid drinking a hot toddy this Christmas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat? THIS cheap spray could relieve flu symptoms and pain in SECONDS
SORE throat remedies become increasingly popular during the winter months, as people try to fight symptoms of flu, along with signs of a fever, headache, and a runny nose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Globus sensation: Causes of a lump in the throat
Globus sensation is an overwhelming feeling of a lump lodged in a person's throat, even when nothing is there. Learn about the causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bleeding from the ear: Causes and treatments
Bleeding from the ear can be very alarming for a person. Many things can cause someone to bleed from the ear, including some emergency situations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic hiccups and how to stop them
In this article, we look at chronic hiccups and the complications that they can cause. We also examine treatment options and tips for living with them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Aid Epilepsy Patients
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) involves wearing an airflow mask over the nose or mouth each night, to help keep the back of the throat open for better breathing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Epilepsy May Gain From Common Sleep Apnea Treatment
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) involves wearing an airflow mask over the nose or mouth each night, to help keep the back of the throat open for better breathing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions launches EsophyX Z+ GERD treatment device
EndoGastric Solutions said this week it launched the EsophyX Z+ device designed for use in transoral incisionless fundoplication procedures to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve to treat patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. The device is designed to be used with a partial fundoplication technique that secures tissue with dual deployment of SerosaFuse implantable fasteners, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said. EndoGastric Solutions’ EsophyX Z+ was used in its first TIF 2.0 procedure by Dr. Michael Murray of the Northern Nevada Medical Center and Dr. Kenneth Chang of UC Irvine Health, according t...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about hairy tongue
In this article we look at hairy tongue, a condition resulting in a discolored and furry appearance of the tongue, as well as prevention and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Nigeria:NHIs - Doctors Call for Inclusion of ENT Treatment in Scheme
[This Day] Abuja -The Pan- African Federation of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (PAFOS), specialists in the treatment of Ear, Nose, Throat? and other related ailments, have called for the inclusion of ENT in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best supplements: Get rid of cold and flu symptoms taking THESE vitamins daily
GET RID of a cold and banish the flu by taking a handful of supplements every day. Vitamins A, B12, C, D, zinc, selenium all help to keep the nation fit and healthy - and they could tackle that snotty nose and sore throat too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is my tongue tingling?
We look at a range of causes for a tingling tongue, including dental injuries, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and allergies. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Brush Up on Fall Allergies Before Tackling the Leaves
SUNDAY, Nov. 26, 2017 -- Fall yardwork can stir up allergies, but there are ways to reduce the risk of flare-ups, an ear, nose and throat specialist says. " Know your triggers and avoid those triggers, " said Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, an assistant professor of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for nose scabs
With many blood vessels and nerve endings in this area, bleeding and painful scabs in the nose are common issues. Learn about the causes and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

RxSight wins FDA nod for light-adjustable IOL
The FDA has cleared RxSight‘s implantable light adjustable intraocular lens and light delivery device. The company’s RxSight IOL is designed from a UV light reactive material meant to be treated by a specific Light Delivery Device, intended for use 17 to 21 days post-procedure. The lens is designed to be treated by 3-4 light treatments over 1 to 2 weeks in 40 to 150 second treatment periods, during which the patient must wear UV-protective glasses. “Until now, refractive errors that are common following cataract surgery could only be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. This syste...
Source: Mass Device - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance rxsight Source Type: news

FDA clears remote adjustments for Cochlear ’ s Nucleus implants
The FDA last week approved remote programming adjustments for Cochlear Ltd.‘s (ASX:COH) Nucleus cochlear implant, removing the need for a select group of users  to make repeat visits for in-person programming sessions. The newly-cleared remote programming feature is indicated for patients with 6 months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processors and who are comfortable with the programming process, according to an FDA release. Normally, such implants would require regular programming visits with an audiologist in which electronic settings that control how the implant stimulates nerves in the ear a...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news