California Jury Awards $29 Million to Woman Who Says She Got Cancer from Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
A woman who claims asbestos in Johnson & Johnson products caused her deadly cancer was awarded $29.4 million by a California jury on Wednesday, Reuters reports. A jury in a California Superior Court in Oakland determined that defective Baby Powder was a “substantial contributing factor” to Terry Leavitt’s mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that affects the tissue that coats internal organs, the Associated Press reports. Leavitt said she often used two talcum-powder-based Johnson & Johnson products — Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder — in the 1960s and 1970s, and claims they contr...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news

Certain symptom combos not in current guidance are red flags for throat cancer
Sore throat plus swallowing or breathing difficulties or ear pain predictive of laryngeal cancer, study shows Related items fromOnMedica Tell patients to use paracetamol for sore throat, urge NICE and PHE Call for closer links between GPs and dentists Air pollution link to heightened mouth cancer risk Public awareness of mouth cancer symptoms low, despite sharp rise in cases GPs need better test access to improve cancer diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Symptom Combos Suggesting Laryngeal Cancer Identified
10 features of laryngeal cancer with which patients presented in year before diagnosis identified (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 31, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Symptom Combos Suggesting Laryngeal Cancer Identified
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- New symptom combinations that may indicate early symptoms of laryngeal cancer have been identified, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in the British Journal of General Practice. Elizabeth A. Shephard, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recognising laryngeal cancer in primary care: a large casecontrol study using electronic records
This study (n=806) found 10 features significantly associated with laryngeal cancer: hoarseness, sore throat-first attendance; sore throat-re-attendance, dysphagia, otalgia, dyspnoea-re-attendance, mouth symptoms, recurrent chest infection, insomnia and raised inflammatory markers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs should consider cancer of the larynx when patients report a persistent sore throat
The University of Exeter research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, was carried out using patient records from more than 600 GP practices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning
(University of Exeter) GPs should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: Pembrolizumab prolongs survival
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) quamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers of the skin and mucosa. Treatment options for the advanced stage have been very limited for patients with tumours of the head and neck, i.e. in the mouth, the pharynx or the larynx: If recurrences or metastases occur during or after platinum-based chemotherapy, the disease is generally considered incurable. The goal is then to prolong the remaining lifetime while maintaining the best possible quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Past President of the AACR, Waun Ki Hong, Dies
The former head of cancer medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center helped change clinical practice for laryngeal cancer and helped establish chemoprevention. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cells to Society: $3.4 Million in Grants / New FAANs / Research News
This study explores survivors’ perspectives on secondary prevention of campus sexual assault and effective strategies for intervention.     Read more   Mental Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Head and Neck Cancer | Medscape Head and Neck Cancer | Medscape
Head and neck cancer, which includes cancers of the larynx, nasal passages, oral cavity, pharynx, salivary glands, and thyroid, accounts for 3% of all malignancies in the United States. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Drinking Too Much Alcohol (And Too Little) Is Linked to Dementia
To drink or not to drink when it comes to your health really depends on a few important factors, including how much you imbibe and what health issues you’re concerned about. Alcohol in moderation can lower the risk of heart disease for some people, as well as reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and gallstones. But excessive drinking — more than about a drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men — is also linked to several types of cancer, including breast, colon, pharynx, larynx and esophageal. Too much alcohol can also take a toll on the liver. Some studies have also suggested that moderate drink...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol Brain Dementia Source Type: news

Russian Company Brands Asbestos with Trump ’ s Face
The world’s largest producer of chrysotile asbestos is now marketing its signature product with President Donald Trump’s image, according to a recent Facebook post from the Russian mining company Uralasbest. On June 25, the company, which operates a giant asbestos mine in the Ural Mountains in Western Russia, posted photos of its asbestos on palettes wrapped in plastic and stamped with a seal of Trump’s face in red ink. A message of support for Trump and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt accompanied the photos. In an English translation provided by the Environmental...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Study Details Significant Increase in Asbestos-Related Deaths
Deaths attributed to asbestos exposure — within the United States and worldwide — have been significantly underestimated, according to the latest study by the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH). Asbestos is killing more people than anyone thought. Based on the most extensive study to date, occupational asbestos-related diseases killed 39,275 people within the U.S. and 222,321 people throughout the world in 2016. Both figures were more than double the commonly used estimates that stem from various governmental and nongovernmental health agencies. “The asbestos burden is worse than peopl...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Oral Pharyngeal Laryngeal Cancer Screening
Oral, Pharyngeal, and Laryngeal Cancer Screening (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Consuming more than 5 alcoholic drinks per week increases your risk of oral cancer: Analysis
(Natural News) You may want to rethink about downing another bottle of beer. Scientists have confirmed that alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer. Research revealed that frequent alcohol drinkers are more prone to contract cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon or rectum, and stomach. Several studies were conducted aiming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

58-Year-Old Man With a Mass in the Larynx
A 58-year-old man presents with a mass in his larynx, and a biopsy is obtained. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Solving the mystery of a shapeshifting neck tumor
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Source Type: news

GERD Linked to Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers
In elderly, tied to higher odds of malignancy in larynx, hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Laryngeal Cancer and Papillomatosis in Children
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bioselective Treatment Improves Survival in Advanced Laryngeal Cancer Bioselective Treatment Improves Survival in Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
Tumor response to a single cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy helps pinpoint appropriate treatment for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide
After a decade of using a novel approach to select patients for laryngeal cancer treatment, researchers are reporting'exceptional'survival rates nearing 80 percent, even for the most advanced patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) After a decade of using a novel approach to select patients for laryngeal cancer treatment, researchers are reporting 'exceptional' survival rates nearing 80 percent, even for the most advanced patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Facts and Figures: Death Rate Down 25% Since 1991
By Stacy Simon The death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25% from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2017,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US this year. The estimat...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Artificial ‘ Voice Box ’ Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long - term quality of life for man who had larynx removed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Artificial 'Voice Box' Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial'Voice Box' Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Throat Cancer, Voice Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial 'Voice Box' Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bioscientists at Kent help throat cancer patients speak again
(University of Kent) Patients who cannot speak following the replacement of their own 'voice box' with a silicone version are being helped by research carried out by University of Kent bioscientists.Through the work of the School of Biosciences team, in collaboration with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Kent has developed a new method of care for patients who have to have their larynx removed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CDC: 40% of Cancer Cases in US Might Be Linked to Tobacco
By Stacy Simon New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 40% of cancers diagnosed in the US may have a link to tobacco use. The report was published in the November 11, 2016 issue of Vital Signs. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. It can cause cancer of the liver, colon and rectum, lung, oral cavity, esophagus, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), stomach, pancreas, bladder, kidney, and cervix, and acute myeloid leukemia. According to the CDC, about 660,000 people in the US were diagnosed each year between 2009 and 2013 with a cancer related to toba...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - November 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news

Smoking causes hundreds of genetic mutations
Conclusion This study serves to highlight the known harms of cigarette smoking. The research benefits from analysing thousands of different cancer cell lines, and carefully comparing the mutations found in smokers with those of non-smokers. It shows that there are differences between the two – even in cancers of the same type – with those from smokers generally tending to have a higher number of mutations and abnormal substitutions in the DNA sequence.  However, it can't tell us much more than that. For example, it can't tell us whether the same cell type and stage of lung cancer in a smoker is likely to...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Smoking causes DNA mutations
A 20-a-day habit creates genetic changes in lung and larynx cells Related items fromOnMedica Smoking hits record low of 17% of adults in England Meeting cancer promises and more – a new model for NHS diagnostics? Cancer cases have risen 12% since mid-1990s Half a million people a year will be diagnosed with cancer by 2035 Ditch habit for longer survival after head and neck cancer, smokers urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 4, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

[Perspective] How tobacco smoke changes the (epi)genome
Worldwide, more than 1 billion people are tobacco smokers. Cigarette smoking drastically increases the risk of lung cancer. However, many other cancer types also occur more frequently in smokers than in nonsmokers, including cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, liver, cervix, pancreas, bladder, and kidney. Genome sequencing efforts are beginning to provide more sophisticated clues as to the processes at work that are shaping the mutational landscape of tumors. On page 618 of this issue, Alexandrov et al. (1) focused specifically on smoking-associated cancers and dissected genetic and epigenetic differenc...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Gerd P. Pfeifer Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Report: Voice box prostheses may only last three months
(Reuters) – Tracheoesophageal voice prosthetic devices often last less than 3 months before they need to be replaced, which is a shorter lifespan than previously reported, according to a new study. “In an ideal setting, voice prostheses should last at least six months and even more ideally, up to one year,” said lead author Jan S. Lewin of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “In reality, they generally last somewhere about three months before they have to be replaced.” The silicone devices are placed in the shared wall between the trachea and the esophagus after ...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, the study concludes. “From a public health perspective, a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, the study concludes. “From a public health perspective, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us
An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, according to author Jennie Connor, a profess...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol 'a direct cause of seven types of cancer'
Conclusion This narrative review aimed to summarise data from published biological and epidemiological research to discuss the strength of evidence that alcohol causes cancer. The author gives their main finding as a link between alcohol consumption and cancer at seven sites, and also that the highest risks seem to be associated with heavier drinking. However, they state there's no "safe" drinking threshold and that low to moderate consumption still contributes to a significant number of cancer cases. The biggest limitation of this review is that it doesn't appear to be systematic. The author provided no method...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong
A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong
( Society for the Study of Addiction ) A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cetuximab Plus RT Not Ready for Prime Time in Laryngeal CancerCetuximab Plus RT Not Ready for Prime Time in Laryngeal Cancer
Outcomes favor cetuximab plus radiotherapy vs radiotherapy alone in laryngeal cancer, even though results are not statistically significant. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
Researchers assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, James A. Bonner, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)
Title: Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Light alcohol consumption tied to increased risk of breast cancer in women
(NaturalNews) In 1987, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) – listed cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus and liver as "causally related to the consumption of alcoholic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do These Four Things to Cut Your Cancer Risk
This study found that overall, 20% to 40% of carcinoma cases and about half of carcinoma deaths could potentially be prevented through certain lifestyle modifications. Here are the 4 lifestyle behaviors that if practiced throughout a lifetime, were found to be linked to a lower rate of cancer incidence and death: 1. Don't smoke The study revealed that smoking contributed to 48.5% of deaths from the 12 smoking-related cancers in the United States including lung, pancreas, bladder, stomach, colon/rectal and esophagus. The message here is plain and simple -- don't ever start smoking and if you already are, quit. Smoking ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Pay Attention to Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week -- April 10-16
Some may think another cancer awareness week is like Hallmark's Friendship Day -- nice, but not necessary. National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week will take place April 10-16, 2016, and it's more important than ever because there actually is a big lack of awareness. Did you know that HPV-related throat cancer is on the rise at an alarming rate? According to the National Cancer Institute, the three most common cancers are breast, lung, and prostate cancer. But there will be an estimated 61,000 oral and throat cancer cases in 2016; an estimated 13,000 cases will result in death. Of those, some 9,000 people ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACS Releases Long-term Care Guideline for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer
By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society has released a new Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline to help survivors of head and neck cancer and their primary care providers better manage their long-term care. The guideline addresses cancers of the oral cavity, tongue, lip, pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). Recommendations in the guideline may also apply to cancers of the salivary glands, nasal and paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx. But it does not address cancers of the brain, thyroid, or esophagus because they are very different in terms of symptoms and treatment. RESOURCES: Head and Neck Cancer Survivor...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Salivary Gland Cancer Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer Nasopharyngeal Cancer Source Type: news

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek A Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Monday, March 14 DURHAM, N.C. -- A new study from Duke Health suggests that patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications. Thyroidectomy is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S, often due to cancer, over-activity, or enlargement of the gland, which is located at the base of the throat and produces hormones that regulate metabolism. But most consumers would be surprised to l...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

These Lab-Grown Vocal Cords Sound Like The Real Thing
A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has bioengineered vocal cord tissue capable of vibrating and generating sound as well as natural tissue. The feat is being hailed as a scientific first. The lab-grown tissue may one day be used to restore the voices of patients with damaged vocal cords or those who may have lost theirs to cancer surgery or injuries, according to a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday. "I was surprised and even shocked at how well the tissue performed," Dr. Nathan Welham, a speech-language pathologist at the university and lead a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news