S & amp;N Strengthens ENT Portfolio with Tusker Medical Acquisition
Smith & Nephew has acquired Tusker Medical, a company that has developed Tula, a system to treat recurrent or persistent ear infections. The London-based company kept the financial details of the deal mum. The acquisition comes hot on the heels of CA-based Tusker Medical obtaining a PMA from FDA for Tula. MD+DI included the Tula system in a list of Devices Recently Approved by FDA. The system enables placement of ear tubes in the physician’s office without general anesthesia for patients six months and older. Using Tula, a physician numbs the eardrum using, child-friendly anesthesia while the patient ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Cognitive Skills in Preschoolers With Mild Apnea Not Improved With Tonsillectomy Cognitive Skills in Preschoolers With Mild Apnea Not Improved With Tonsillectomy
Young children with mild apnea who have their tonsils removed may sleep a little better than kids who don't get tonsillectomies, but a new study suggests surgery won't improve cognitive function.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Reducing Tongue Fat Could Improve Sleep Apnea, Study Says
This study shows reducing excess fat in general can reduce tongue size,” said Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a sleep specialist at Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California, who was not involved in the study. In the new paper, the researchers used MRI imaging to measure the effect on upper airways of a 10% weight loss in 67 obese patients. The images showed reducing tongue fat was the primary reason overall sleep apnea scores improved by 31%. “In fact, the more tongue fat you lost, the more your apnea improved,” said Schwab, who is the co-director of the Penn Sleep Center at Penn Medicine. Costs of sleep ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy doesn't boost cognitive skills for preschoolers with mild apnea
(Reuters Health) - Young children with mild apnea who have their tonsils removed may sleep a little better than kids who don't get tonsillectomies, but a new study suggests surgery won't improve cognitive function. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is tonsillitis contagious?
Some bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Read on to find out how these pathogens spread, and how to prevent tonsillitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

2019 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Findings
NIH findings with potential for enhancing human health include a way to predict which people at risk for psychosis may progress to full psychosis, insights into recurrent tonsillitis, and a patch to replace damaged retinal cells. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible
TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 -- One-third of children undergoing tonsillectomies can do so without using opioids to manage pain, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 19 to 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?
The idea of Americans scrolling through hospital websites to find the best deal on a mammogram or tonsillectomy sounds good to almost everybody. But the devil is in the details, and when federal plans emerged to force hospitals and insurers to reveal their negotiated rates for all kinds of medical services, the pitchforks came out. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Burning throat: 7 causes and how to treat them
Many issues can cause a burning throat, including tonsillitis, strep throat, a cold, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Learn more about the possible causes and their treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Twice as many primary school children are hospitalised for rotten teeth as for tonsillitis
Figures released by the NHS have been slammed as 'unacceptable' by the Royal College of Surgeons who said tooth decay is preventable and children need to eat less sugar and brush their teeth properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Tonsillitis
-- Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils, with symptoms that can resemble the flu, says the National Health Service. Though symptoms will typically go away after three to four days, there are things you can do to ease symptoms. To treat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about tonsillectomy scabs
Tonsillectomy scabs develop after surgery and typically fall off after about 10 days. Light bleeding is a normal part of healing, but people experiencing mores significant bleeding should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Should I pay to remove tonsil stones? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
Ask Dr Scurr: My 27-year-old granddaughter is plagued by tonsil stones. Her consultant said her tonsils could be taken out, but that she would have to pay for it privately. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Post-Tonsillectomy Opioids May Be Feasible in Kids Reducing Post-Tonsillectomy Opioids May Be Feasible in Kids
More than half of children receive opioids after tonsillectomy, but this prescription does not seem to protect against complications such as pain or bleeding, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- For children undergoing tonsillectomy, having perioperative opioid fills is not associated with return visits for pain or dehydration, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy
Title: Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After TonsillectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Six out of 10 children are given addictive opioid painkillers after routine tonsil surgery
Medical associations widely advise that children get Tylenol or other mild painkillers after a tonsillectomy, but 60% get a week's worth of opioids instead, a new University of Michigan study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 -- Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even children are being prescribed powerful opioid painkillers after having their tonsils removed. The trend is happening despite a lack of evidence that opioids... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat tonsillitis symptoms at home
Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in and around the tonsils. Learn about a variety of home remedies for tonsillitis in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Guaiacum toxicity: an unusal poisoning - Bhushan D, Agarwal M.
Guaiacum is a homeopathic medicine used for arthritis, syphilis and tonsillitis. Its use as a substance abuse is not properly described in literature. Its excess intake may be life threatening and can damage the vision permanently. © Journal of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Woman, 32, needed 10 surgeries to treat an infected 'flesh-eating' abscess mistaken for tonsillitis
Stacey Raymond, 32, of London, went to A&E when her suspected tonsillitis persisted. An abscess in the neck ate away at the tissue in her neck, needing ten surgeries and a skin graft. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman sent home with paracetamol by her GP turns out to have rare blood disease
Annie Lovegrove, from Ipswich, was told she had tonsillitis and sent home with painkillers but the next day she was taken to A&E and doctors realised she had aplastic anaemia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Improved treatments for head and neck cancer
About 70% of cancers in the oropharynx, which includes the tonsils, soft palate and base of the tongue, are linked to the HPV virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So it's important to talk to your health care provider about the HPV vaccine, especially if you are 26 years old or [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Effect of tonsillectomy and unilateral hypothalamotomy in patients with refractory aggressiveness - Garc ía-Muñoz L, Picazo-Picazo O, Carrillo-Ruiz JD, Favila-Bojórquez J, Corona-García F, Meza-Bautista MÁ, Jiménez-Ponce F.
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical treatment, although controversial, is considered a useful resource in the treatment of chronic psychiatric diseases such as refractory aggressiveness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical results and side effects of postero... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hairdresser claims GP dismissed her stroke as tonsillitis
Christine Morgan, from Kent, felt a 'whooshing sensation' as she coloured a client's hair, and felt instant severe headache and neck pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TCM niu bang zi Traditional Chinese Medicine herb proven to be a powerful anti-cancer agent
(Natural News) The greater burdock (Arctium lappa) is a popular medicinal plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. Its fruit, known as niu bang zi, is especially well-known: It is used to treat multiple ailments, such as boils, acute tonsillitis, abscesses, and constipation. According to researchers at Wonkwang University in South Korea, the fruit can potentially be used as an anticancer agent. In their study published in The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems
Preoperative inhaled albuterol can help protect against perioperative respiratory adverse events in young children undergoing anesthesia for tonsillectomy, according to data from the Australian REACT trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Toddler ‘possessed’ after tonsillitis triggered rare condition causing OCD and a nervouc tic
Lucie and Neil Gilson, both 33, from Devon, saw their son Jack's behaviour turn overnight. Eventually, the three-year-old got a diagnosis of PANDAS, rarely recognised by doctors (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

April 2019
Cancer Care Widens Its Reach : Reducing Cancer Health Disparities The Inflamed Brain : Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? Why Tonsillitis Keeps Coming Back Mental Health Information (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of tonsil stones
Tonsil stones occur when bacteria, food, and other debris collect in the folds of the tonsils. In this article, learn how to remove tonsil stones at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical wins another indication for da Vinci SP
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today that it won another indication for the FDA for its da Vinci SP robot-assisted surgery device. Initially cleared in April 2014 for urological procedures, in June 2018 the federal safety watchdog added a clearance for procedures requiring very narrow access from a single small incision. Today the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said the FDA added single-port radical tonsillectomy and tongue base resection procedures to the mix. “Today’s FDA clearance means surgeons can utilize da Vinci SP robotic-assisted surgery to conduct radical tonsillectomy and tongue ...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

AAFP Endorses AAO-HNS Tonsillectomy in Children Guideline
The AAFP has endorsed an updated guideline on tonsillectomy in children that was developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was published Feb. 5 inOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Understanding recurrent tonsillitis
In children with recurrent tonsillitis, the bacteria that cause the disease trick immune cells into destroying each other instead of remembering the bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
Families and caregivers found a smartphone app helpful for communicating with a physician after their child's tonsillectomy, in a pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Recurrent Strep Throat Linked to Aberrant Immune Responses Recurrent Strep Throat Linked to Aberrant Immune Responses
Several alterations in immune responses contribute to the risk of recurrent group A Streptococcus tonsillitis ("strep throat"), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Guideline Discourages Perioperative Antibiotics, Codeine for Kids Undergoing Tonsillectomy Guideline Discourages Perioperative Antibiotics, Codeine for Kids Undergoing Tonsillectomy
Children undergoing tonsillectomy should not receive perioperative antibiotics and should not receive codeine, but they should receive a single intraoperative dose of intravenous dexamethasone, according to the 2019 updated clinical-practice guideline on tonsillectomy in children from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Children with recurrent tonsillitis (RT) have smaller germinal centers, according to a study published in the Feb. 6 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Jennifer M. Dan, M.D., Ph.D., from La Jolla Institute for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teasing apart tonsillitis
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Pujanandez, L. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Recommendations have been updated for tonsillectomy in children; the revised clinical practice guideline was published in a supplement to the February issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Ron B. Mitchell, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Senator Elizabeth Warren likens an abortion to getting your TONSILS YANKED, because population control freaks think human babies in the womb are just worthless tissue
(Natural News) Socialism is just Communism wrapped up in “free stuff” the government hands out in exchange for the majority of your income and the removal of your rights to free speech, free press, and gun ownership. Socialists also want to do away with the middle class in America, and that means making sure pregnant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedies for a sore throat
(Natural News) Sore throats are caused by bacterial or viral infections in the throat and tonsils. They usually accompany the common cold or the flu. If you are suffering through a sore throat, you might be tempted to head to your pharmacy and pick up some medication, but there are other ways to treat your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New strategy on elimination of measles and rubella
GP practices to help boost MMR uptake Related items fromOnMedica Vaccination plea as measles outbreak continues Childhood vaccine uptake slumps in England Tonsillectomy in childhood raises risk of respiratory diseases GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: When a Child's Adenoids Act Up
-- Adenoids are a patch of tissue that are located high in the throat just behind the nose, the National Library of Medicine says. Along with the tonsils, they're part of the body's lymphatic system that's responsible for inhibiting infections and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about peritonsillar abscesses
Peritonsillar abscesses form around the tonsils. They usually occur as a complication of tonsillitis and are often caused by the same bacteria. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of peritonsillar abscesses here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery
A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In this article, learn about its uses, how the procedure works, and the recovery process. We also cover the risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds
Recurrent or chronic sore throat is the most common reason for getting a tonsillectomy. Evidence shows that the surgery results in modest, short-term reductions in recurring, severe sore throats in children aged 3 to 15, but not in those with milder symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most tonsillectomies performed on children no benefit to health
Among children who had their tonsils removed in Britain, only 11 percent of them were necessary, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven in eight children who have their tonsils removed DON'T need surgery
Researchers at the University of Birmingham examined the medical records of 1.6 million children in GP practices between 2005 and 2006. Some 88 per cent did not benefit from the surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Too many children' have tonsils removed unnecessarily
Seven in eight children's tonsillectomies are unnecessary, costing the NHS £36.9m a year, experts believe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news