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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. Read Full Article

The FDA Is Considering Pulling Some Flavored E-Cigarettes From the Market to Fight 'Epidemic' of Youth Vaping

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving vaping companies 60 days to figure out how to reverse what it’s calling an epidemic of youth usage, or risk having some of their products potentially pulled from the market.Read Full Article

Earwax, of all things, poses unrecognized risk in long-term care

Hearing loss, ringing in the ears, vertigo, maybe even mental decline: Plenty of serious problems plague the elderly when earwax clogs the ear canal. And it’s surprisingly common. Read Full Article

HPV cancers are increasing, while preventive vaccine is underused, CDC data find

Almost all HPV-related cancers are increasing in the United States, yet the vaccine with the potential to nearly wipe out these malignancies in future generations remains underused. Read Full Article

Antibiotic side effects in kids lead to nearly 70,000 emergency room visits each year

Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications for children in the United States, but new research shows that they sometimes cause more harm than good. Read Full Article

7 Ear Problems That Can Mess With Your Summer

It can be easy to take your ears for granted until they suddenly wallop you with pain. Or maybe the world begins to sound like you’re swimming underwater when your feet are firmly planted on land. Whatever the specifics, as soon as your ears act up, you probably become acutely aware of just how important this body part is. Read Full Article

Smelling things that aren't there could be a sign of potential problems: Study

Imagine smelling something that isn’t there. Now imagine if these smells were always around, persisting through everyday life without any apparent reason. Read Full Article

To use—or not use—probiotics: Safety information is grossly lacking

Reporting of adverse events (AEs) or harms resulting from probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics is not adequate. Therefore, decisions regarding the safety of these interventions cannot yet be made, according to a recent systemic review of clinical trials published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read Full Article

HPV Linked to Esophageal Cancer Outcomes

Esophageal adenocarcinoma and high-grade dysplasia associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have a more favorable prognosis compared with HPV-negative disease and are possibly amenable to less-intensive treatment, authors of a retrospective review concluded. Read Full Article

Globus Pharyngeus Is That Bizarre Lump in Your Throat—Even if You’re Not Crying

A lump in the throat is usually a sign that you’re about to burst into tears. But for nearly half the population, particularly those who are middle-aged, that lump in the throat feeling could happen any time, even if you’re not sad or upset. Read Full Article

Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later, study finds

Teens who used e-cigarettes and hookah were up to four times more likely to use marijuana later, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Read Full Article

Here's How White Noise Machines Really Affect Your Sleep, According To Experts

Noise can be one of the biggest culprits behind a sleepless night — which means silence must be the remedy, right? Trust me, I recently started to sleep with ear plugs, and it's been a game-changer. I had no idea just how much the noise of my air. Read Full Article

Hand, foot, and mouth disease cases flare up in several states

A contagious childhood illnesses with a memorable name appears to be spreading across several states. Doctors are reportedly seeing more and more cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease — and children aren't the only ones being affected. Read Full Article

7 Swimmer's Ear Symptoms and the Best Ways to Treat Them

All the swimmer’s ear symptoms and remedies you need to know about.Read Full Article

Is Your Spin Class Bad for Your Hearing?

Fitness classes that crank the music to boost workout intensity could do lasting damage to your ears. Read Full Article

Hearing aids are getting better with Bluetooth and apps just as more Americans need them

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The age you feel means more than your actual birthdate

Imagine, for a moment, that you had no birth certificate and your age was simply based on the way you feel inside. How old would you say you are? Like your height or shoe size, the number of years that have passed since you first entered the world is an unchangeable fact. But everyday experience suggests that we often don’t experience ageing the same way, with many people feeling older or younger than they really are. Read Full Article

Cinnamon may help battle infections

Concerns over antibiotic resistance are reaching fever pitch, and the race is on to uncover novel compounds to replace them. A new study suggests that cinnamon might offer a helping hand. Read Full Article


It’s known that sleep deprivation can hurt the health of your heart, but new research suggests that even mild sleep problems, like struggling to fall asleep, can raise blood pressure in women. Read Full Article

A better way to clean your BBQ grill

Take the grunt work out of summer grilling with these quick and easy tips from Jeff Rossen. Read Full Article

What are the benefits of eating healthy?

A healthful diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins. Read Full Article

How four cups of coffee might protect the heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts. Read Full Article

Antibiotics and acid-suppressive medications linked to allergies in children

The number of children with allergic diseases and asthma has increased in the last few decades. There has been a sharp increase in food allergies, allergic rhinitis, allergies to common allergens such as pollen, and hospitalizations due to anaphylaxis. The use of certain medications could be giving rise to these allergies. Read Full Article

Restless sleep tied to lower physical activity

"There is a significant relationship between restless sleep and physical activity with depression and energy levels serving as possible mediators," Dr. Abigail L. Gilbert from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, told Reuters Health by email. "In order to help individuals effectively increase physical activity, clinicians may need to also help patients improve sleep quality." Read Full Article

Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet

New data presented at Nutrition 2018—the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held in Boston, MA—bolster the evidence that a plant-based diet is linked to a wealth of health benefits Read Full Article

5 Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss

Loud sounds on headphones, noisy workplaces, and drug side effects can all contribute to hearing troubles. Read Full Article

Indoor cycling can be great for your heart — and toxic for your ears

She grew to love the community at her studio and the camaraderie with her colleagues. But there was one aspect of her new job that took her by surprise. “When I started training, I was shocked by how loud it was,” she says. The operators of the indoor cycling studio told Nisha “the louder the music is, the bigger the emotional impact in the room,” she recalls. Read Full Article

Presbyphonia: Dealing with an ageing voice

As the voice ages, structural changes to the larynx occur which can change the way someone sounds.

But new research has found something peculiar — among older people with this changing voice, termed presbyphonia, only some of them will actually notice it. Read Full Article

New Treatment for Nasal Passage Obstruction Doesn’t Involve Surgery

A nasal passage airway device is being rolled out. It uses radio frequency energy instead of surgery to unblock sinus obstructions. Read Full Article

Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says

Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea -- especially women, a new study says. Read Full Article

Does Wearing Headphones Lead to Hearing Loss?

The World Health Organization has warned that millions of young people may be listening to music too loud. Are we all damaging our hearing by spending so many waking hours with two miniature speakers stuffed into our ears? Read Full Article

A few simple habits can tack some extra years on your lifespan

30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a day is one of five lifestyle factors that scientists say can lead to a longer life past age 50. Read Full Article

What are the best foods for heart health?

Heart disease is still the number one killer in the United States. In this Spotlight, we outline 16 foods that, when consumed as part of a well-rounded diet, might help to keep your heart healthy. Read Full Article

More parents are smoking pot around kids; children inhaling second-hand smoke

The good news: We've made strides in shielding our children from secondhand smoke.The bad news: A Columbia University study suggests that an increase in parents smoking pot around their children could undo decades of effort to protect our kids. Read Full Article

A healthy diet can improve hearing in women, research shows

Previous studies have examined the relationship between specific nutrients and hearing, but researchers Brigham and Women's Hospital took a more holistic view, looking at the relationship between diet and hearing. Read Full Article

Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

American kids are taking fewer prescription medications these days -- but certain drugs are being prescribed more than ever, a new government study finds. Read Full Article

Top 5 common health myths debunked

Throughout the centuries, many health myths have arisen. Some are tried, tested, and taken as fact, but others are nothing more than fantasy. In this article, we debunk some of the latter. Read Full Article

The 'nocebo effect': Is Googling your symptoms making them worse?

Research suggests correlation between looking up potential side-effects and experiencing them Read Full Article

Ringing No More? New Treatment May Significantly Reduce Tinnitus Symptoms

Millions of Americans suffer from the discomfort and disruption caused by tinnitus, more commonly described as "ringing in the ears." A new treatment could help patients by training their minds while sleeping. Read Full Article

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Read Full Article

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids

Following an enormous jump in children's exposures to toxic liquid nicotine from electronic cigarettes, the rate dropped in just one year, new research reveals. Read Full Article

Beer breath: Drinking alcohol may give you more than bad breath

Drinking alcohol can give you more than strong breath — it may mess up the balance of good versus bad bacteria in your mouth, researchers reported Monday. Read Full Article

More than 5 drinks a week could shorten lives by years, study finds

Current guidelines for drinking alcohol could be too high, a new study shows Read Full Article

Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

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Antacids, antibiotics for infants linked to later allergies

Infants who are given antacids like Zantac or Pepcid are more likely to develop childhood allergies, perhaps because these drugs may alter their gut bacteria, a new large study suggests. Read Full Article

What is Patulous eustachian tube, the disorder affecting Céline Dion?

Patulous eustachian tube is a disorder in which the channel that runs between the middle ear and back of the nose and throat stays open. Normally, these eustachian tubes remain closed and open only occasionally to regulate air pressure around the ear drum. A valve near the opening into the middle ear controls this process.

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Global use of antibiotics soars as resistance crisis worsens

In recent years, antibiotic resistance has risen to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. Yet despite this growing health crisis, new research shows worldwide use of antibiotics skyrocketed between 2000 and 2015, largely driven by dramatic increases in low-income and middle-income countries.

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Health Extra: Don’t Panic When Vertigo Suddenly Hits

It was a normal day. I woke up to the sound of my alarm, reached an arm over to switch screeching off, swung my legs over the edge of my bed, and stood up. Instead of stretching, the room spun, the floor seemed to shift, and I tumbled into my desk. Thankfully, the episode only lasted 20 seconds (and the only witness was my 1-year-old dog) but the embarrassment and panic were induced anyway.

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Study: Reactions vary in children with milk, egg allergy

Although the main approach to coping with food allergies is to avoid the allergenic food, studies have suggested that for milk and egg allergens, consuming them in baked form may be tolerated by most children. However, a study published in the The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice shows that for the population of children that cannot tolerate milk or egg in baked form, they may experience significantly different allergic reaction profiles after consuming baked milk or egg. Read Full Article

Low-calorie sweetener boosts fat accumulation in explanted cells

Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic dysfunction and predispose people to diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, hints in vitro research. Read Full Article

Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns

All that anybody really wants is happiness. We may spend every waking hour working hard at achieving the goals that we hope will make us happy. But does it really have the effect that we hope it will? Read Full Article

Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's Risk

Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. Read Full Article

A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging, study finds

Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London have found that staying active keeps the body young and healthy. Read Full Article

Vaping? You could be inhaling lead and arsenic, a new study says

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Are Nasal Decongestants Actually Addictive?

Nasal decongestants are high on the list of seemingly innocent things people swear are addictive. But, hello, it’s cold and flu season. What else are you supposed to do besides basically keep a bottle of the stuff up your nose at all times? If it’s going to take expert input to pry that nasal decongestant spray from your feverish, snotty hands...well, that’s what we’re here for. While it’s easy to dismiss the concept of reliance on nasal decongestants as a health urban legend, doctors say it can actually happen. Read Full Article

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7 Signs You Could Have Strep Throat

What is strep throat?
Strep throat isn’t the most common cause of a sore throat, but it can be one of the most painful. Aside from the telltale pain, other characteristic symptoms of strep include swollen lymph nodes and a red rash in your mouth.

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E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic

Recent research published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology examines the effect of electronic cigarette vapors on two types of white blood cells. The findings suggest that the compounds that give e-cigarettes their flavor are toxic, with some flavors being worse than others. Read Full Article

Why you feel tired all the time

Do you often ask yourself, "Why am I so tired all the time?" If so, this article compiles a list of some of the most common reasons for tiredness and what you can do to bounce back into action. Read Full Article

Taking PPIs, thienopyridines together tied to higher cerebrovascular risk

Co-prescription of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and thienopyridines is associated with an elevated risk of adverse cerebrovascular events, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis. Read Full Article

Sneaky Signs a Sinus Infection Is Brewing

You can't breath, your nose is running, and you feel lousy. Sounds like a cold, right?

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The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

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Sleep apnea in kids can be caught at the dentist

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Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says

A new study brings good news for those of us who can't make it through a day without making lists, especially if we also happen to have trouble falling asleep at night. It turns out that to-do lists may be the answer to some of our troubles, at least. Read Full Article

Baby boomers destroyed their hearing. Biotech is trying to fix it

Baby boomers grew up with music blasting from dorm room turntables, car stereos, and arenas where the sound of a band at full throttle could rival the roar of a jet engine. Volume became an act of generational defiance. As rocker Ted Nugent put it: “If it’s too loud, you’re too old.” Read Full Article

Cancer deaths fall, thanks mostly to drop in smoking

Cancer deaths have fallen yet again, thanks mostly to huge declines in smoking, the American Cancer Society said Thursday. Read Full Article

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers

Millions of American seniors suffer the discomfort of chronic acid reflux. Now, new research suggests the condition might raise their odds for even more dangerous foes -- head and neck cancers. Read Full Article

Can dogs really detect cancer and other diseases?

Dogs have been known to identify cancer, diabetes, and even epileptic seizures. But are these stories scientifically valid? Can man’s best friend truly detect disease? And if they can, how do they do it? Read Full Article

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

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5 questions: How might hearing loss contribute to dementia?

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For Teens, Vaping Today May Lead to Smoking Tomorrow

When teens smoked an e-cigarette during one month, they were up to seven times more likely to smoke tobacco in the future, researchers found. Read all articles

A New Antibiotic Weakness—Drugs Themselves Help Bacteria Survive

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How 20 minutes of intense exercise can boost memory

A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience shows that vigorous exercise for a short period of time can boost the so-called interference memory. The research also points to a potential mechanism that may explain the findings. Read all articles

Your dog could help you live longer

Dogs really are man's best friend, according to a recent study revealing that our canine companions may reduce our risk of premature death by up to a third. From an analysis of more than 3.4 million adults, researchers found that people who owned dogs—particularly those in single-person households—were at lower risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality over a 12-year period, compared with people who didn't own dogs. Read all articles

Three to four cups of coffee good for your health, study claims

Coffee might actually be good for your health, according to a recent review in British Medical Journal. Read all articles

This Is Why You Keep Getting Nose Bleeds

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Fresh look at cancer shows smoking, obesity top causes

A fresh look at the causes of cancer has come up with some surprising numbers.

While smoking is still by far the biggest cause of cancer and cancer deaths, obesity, poor diet and drinking too much alcohol cause an increasing number of cancer cases and deaths. Read all articles

Garlic can fight chronic infections

The study is the latest addition from a research group headed by professor Michael Givskov, which since 2005 has focussed on garlic’s effect on bacteria. At the time they learned that garlic extract is able to inhibit bacteria, and in 2012 they showed that the sulphurous compound ajoene found in garlic is responsible for the effect.Read all articles

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Aerobic exercise: 'A maintenance program for the brain'

A recent study covered by Medical News Today emphasized how low-intensity exercise can prevent depression. And now, researchers from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at Western Sydney University in Australia—in collaboration with colleagues from the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom—are looking at the possible benefits that aerobic exercise might hold for the brain. Read the full story

Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer

The long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, finds research by UCL and The University of Hong Kong. Read the full story

Common acid reflux medications promote chronic liver disease

Approximately 10 percent of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease. That percentage can be as much as seven times higher for people with chronic liver disease. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that gastric acid suppression alters specific gut bacteria in a way that promotes liver injury and progression of three types of chronic liver disease. Read the full story

Breaking down Alzheimer’s diseases: Green tea extract delivers molecular punch to disrupt formation of neurotoxic species

Green tea is widely considered to be beneficial for the brain. The antioxidant and detoxifying properties of green tea extracts help fight catastrophic diseases such as Alzheimer’s. However, scientists have never fully understood how they work at the molecular level and how they could be harnessed to find better treatments. Read the full story

Study shows stress could be just as unhealthy as junk food

A new BYU study finds that stress may be just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet. Read the full story

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression – and just one hour can help. Read the full story

40% of Cancers Are Linked to Being Overweight

The rate of new cancer cases has decreased in the United States since the 1990s. But increases in overweight- and obesity-related cancers—which now account for 40% of all U.S. cancers—are likely slowing that progress, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read the full story

People who regularly eat nuts are less likely to be obese

Nut eaters have a 5 percent lower risk of carrying extra pounds, found a study by Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California. Nuts are made up of 'good fats'. Read the full story

Just one e-cigarette might raise adrenaline in the heart

(Reuters Health) - Smoking just one e-cigarette might expose users to enough nicotine to trigger an adrenaline surge in the heart that can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems, a small experiment suggests. Read the full story

A Comparison of Alkaline Water and Mediterranean Diet vs Proton Pump Inhibition for Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Question  Can the symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) improve without the use of medication? Read the full story

Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk

Researchers say that people with a poor sense of smell may have as much as a five times greater risk of developing Parkinson's. Read the full story

Treating Reflux With Diet

A small study has found that a plant-based diet is just as effective as proton pump inhibitors in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR. Read the full story

Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections

Now, research suggests that naturally occurring, "helpful" bacterial colonies in the ear -- called "microbiomes" by scientists -- may help decide a person's vulnerability to these infections. Read the full story

Why Do Your Ears Pop on Airplanes?

If you've ever felt pain in your ears during takeoff or landing, don't worry: it's perfectly normal. But there are a few ways to make an airplane journey more comfortable. Here's what you need to know about ears and high altitude. Read the full story

Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing? Read the full story

Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?

Yes. Preliminary data from a large, new national study that is currently under review suggests that nearly 52 percent of American adults with a reported food allergy developed one or more food allergies after age 18. Read the full story

Sleep disorders in pregnancy linked to preterm birth

Women who experience sleep disorders like insomnia and apnea during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver premature babies than pregnant women who don’t have trouble sleeping, a U.S. study suggests. Read the full story

Coffee might help you live longer, according to science

Whether it’s caffeinated or decaffeinated, coffee is associated with lower mortality, which suggests the association is not tied to caffeine. Read the full story

The Persistent Myth About Oral Sex

Misconception: You Can’t Get an S.T.D. From Oral Sex
Actually: You sure can — and many do. Read the full story

Screens are destroying your sleep quality

It's quite nice to curl up in bed with your phone and check Facebook just before you doze off. But unless you've configured your device to adjust its screen color when the sun goes down, it'll likely mean a worse night's sleep. Read the full story

Gum infections linked to several cancers in women

Older women with gum infections are more likely to get many common cancers than their peers who have perfect oral health, a recent study suggests. Read the full story

New debate on antibiotics: Do you really need to take the full course?

The one rule about antibiotics that has been drilled into our heads for generations is that you absolutely must take the full course — or else something very bad might happen. Read the full story

Damp, moldy homes tied to adult respiratory problems

People living in homes with water damage, damp floors or visible mold are more likely to have chronic sinus problems and bronchitis, as well as allergies, asthma and other breathing disorders, according to a large study from Sweden. Read the full story

The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder

hyroid disorders can affect a wide range of bodily functions and cause an array of confusing and often misdiagnosed symptoms. Read the full story

Health Canada assessing wire-bristle BBQ brush risks after 9 injury reports

After years of safety warnings and reports of injuries from wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecue grills, Health Canada has begun a risk assessment that could potentially stop the sale of the brushes. Read the full story

A growing number of people make mistakes when they take their medication

A rising number of Americans are getting sick from making medication mistakes at home: They take either the wrong dose of medication or the wrong drug, a new study finds. About 400 people died of such errors during the 13-year study. Read the full story

Worried about dementia?

Hearing and language problems could be forerunners of cognitive decline. Read the full story

Sleep, Alzheimer's link explained

Poor sleep leads to increase in Alzheimer's proteins associated with cognitive decline.
A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and Stanford University has shown that disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle–aged adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. And a week of tossing and turning leads to an increase in another brain protein, tau. Read the full story

Strep Throat Infections Linked to Mental Disorders

A recent hypothesis postulates that obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental illnesses may result from throat infections by streptococcal bacteria (strep throat); however, data in the literature has been controversial. A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry investigate the risk of mental disorders following strep throat infections and found that individuals with streptococcal infections had an increased risk for mental disorders and OCD. Read the full story

Hearing Restoration: A Step Closer?

News that Boston scientists achieved what was once deemed impossible—inducing regrowth of the vital but perishable sensory hair cells in human inner ear tissue—suggests that the door has partially opened to reversing hearing loss in millions of people. Read the full story

The price of a sunburn is higher than you may realize

Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel’s mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price. Read the full story

Sleep problems may be early sign of Alzheimer’s

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Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a study published in the July 5, 2017, online issue of the journal Neurology. Read the full story

Stopping Swimmer's Ear Before it Starts

Swimmer's ear is among those seasonal ailments that can sidetrack a summer of fun, particularly for children and teens trying to get the most out of their time away from school. The problem is often caused by water remaining in the ear after swimming, and can be very painful. Read the full story

How to Rebuild Your Child’s Gut After Antibiotics

For centuries, we’ve had relationships with other organisms to keep us healthy – it used to be external beasts like leeches, now we’re learning that it’s all about the internal relationship with our bugs and bacteria. The big question lately is what to do after we go nuclear on our own healthy bacteria with a round of antibiotics – how to fix the gut after that, especially for our kids? A walk through medical history can be funny, yet alarming: the practice of blood-letting, with or without Read the full story

Obesity crisis: Is this the food that is making us all fat?

Over 50% of the world's population is not of a "healthy weight", according to Prof Benton's recent report on food production. And worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Read the full story

How far is a safe distance from a sneeze? Farther than you might think

Sneezes are everywhere during this, the height of cold and flu season. The chorus of achoos in offices, on buses and in homes often sends bystanders scrambling to get out of the line of germ-spreading fire. Read the full story

Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths

Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of US deaths from these causes, the study suggests. Read the full story

Hear this: Scientists regrow sound-sensing cells

Scientists have coaxed sound-sensing cells in the ear, called "hair cells," to grow from stem cells. This technique, if perfected with human cells, could help halt or reverse the most common form of hearing loss , according to a new study. Read the full story

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ‘silent’ kidney damage

Most patients don't experience acute kidney problems beforehand.
Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a red flag for doctors to discontinue their patients’ use of so–called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are sold under the brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix, among others. Read the full story

6 Health Products You Should Never Buy on Craigslist

You really can find just about anything on Craigslist, including medical devices somebody else has drooled all over. Gross! We asked experts to reveal the medical products you shouldn’t buy on Craigslist. Read the full story

Doctors Turn To Balloons To Clear Out Uncomfortable Ear Pressure

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You know the feeling when your ears pop in an airplane or an elevator? That’s your Eustachian tube working, but when it’s blocked, you could be in for some big ear problems. Read the full story

Hearing Loss at 20? CDC Says it’s More Common Than You Think

Nearly 20 percent of people in their 20s already have some hearing loss, and more than half of people are not losing their hearing from loud noise at work, according to a new report. Read the full story

Study of cancer-causing toxins finds e-cigarettes much safer than smoking

Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of a study analyzing levels of dangerous and cancer-causing substances in the body. Read the full story

How to Use Manuka Honey to Treat Sinus Infections

A sinus infection--or acute sinusitis--is an inflammation of the sinuses from a bacterial, fungal or viral infection; allergies can also play a role. According to a 2008 Health News website article, sinusitis affects about 31 million people in the United States. Honey has been used for centuries for its antibacterial properties, and now there is evidence that honey--specifically manuka honey, made from the manuka bush in New Zealand--may help treat sinus infections. Read the full story

UCSF study links loss of smell to dementia

A UC San Francisco study that examined a population of older adults for more than a decade showed that poor performance on a simple odor test was linked to increased risk of developing dementia years later. Read the full story

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Protect your children's ears with Kidzsafe earbuds and headphones which help prevent noise induced hearing loss with Kidzsafe safe volume technology. These are simply the best kid safe headphones and kid friendly earphones on the market. When exposed to harmful impulse noise or loud sounds over a prolonged period, sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged causing Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Exposure to harmful sounds causes damage to the hair cells as well as the auditory, or hearing, nerve. Impulse sound can result in immediate hearing loss that may be permanent. Protect your child's hearing with kid safe earbuds. These are the headphones most recommended by audiologists that are concerned with hearing conservation.

Compatible with all iPod, Zune and other MP3 devices, as well as portable CD and DVD players, Kidzsafe headphones give the same high quality frequency and response found in full size headphones. Each Kidzsafe product has been tested and approved by KonoAudio experts. As well as endorsed by the audiologist.

Helps prevent hearing loss - No parental controls needed - Audiologists recommend <85 decibels - Automatically limits volume - Technology built directly into earbud casing - Limit can not be overridden - Heavy duty no tangle cord.
Child safe headphones. Kid safe headphones. Child safe earbuds. Hear safe earphones. No matter how you search...Kidzsafe by KonoAudio are the best performing sound limiting headphones on the market. Kidzsafe earbuds are available at Dr Yanta’s office for $25 and come in green, blue or pink.

For use with

  • MP3 players
  • Stereos
  • TV and DVD players
  • Video games
  • Computers
  • Any device with a headphone jack


  • Frequency : 20-20,000 Hz
  • Driver Dia. (speaker): 10 mm
  • Plug Type : 3.5mm Gold Plated
  • Impedance : 16 Ohms
  • 85 dB SPL


Dr. Yanta now offers SomnoGuard for Snoring or Sleep Apnea

Dr. Yanta now offers SomnoGuard as an alternative therapy for patients with snoring or sleep apnea who do not require or are intolerant of nasal CPAP. Click here to learn more about SomnoGuard for Snoring or Sleep Apnea

The Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

A recent study done at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit concluded that women with poorly controlled diabetes may be at higher risk for hearing loss than those who keep their blood sugar well controlled. The study looked at 990 men and women who failed hearing testing done at the hospital between 2000 and 2008 and then subdivided those groups into those with well controlled diabetes versus those with poorly controlled diabetes. Women aged 60 to 75 with well controlled diabetes had hearing loss that was 14% worse than those women in the group who did not have diabetes. Women in that age group with poorly controlled diabetes had 28% worse hearing loss. Men in the study did not seem to show a link between diabetes and hearing loss but men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss than women so the prevalence may mask the effect of the diabetes. Men are exposed to more environmental causes of hearing loss such as loud noise, in the workplace or in leisure activities according to the study author Dr Kathleen Yaremchuk. It is recommended that people with diabetes have their hearing checked every year. It is unknown if better management of diabetes can reverse any hearing loss that has already occurred however managing diabetes properly may help prevent further hearing loss.

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