Oncology & Cancer

Sexuality in the consulting room embarrasses oncologists

Cancer treatments often have an impact on a person's sexual health. But doctors and nurses do not discuss topics such as sexuality and intimacy with patients as a matter of course. This was discovered by Esmée Krouwel, a ...

Medical research

Reversing hearing loss with regenerative therapy

Most of us know someone affected by hearing loss, but we may not fully appreciate the hardships that lack of hearing can bring. Hearing loss can lead to isolation, frustration, and a debilitating ringing in the ears known ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Make-up of gut microbiome may be linked to long COVID risk

The make-up of the gut microbiome may be linked to a person's risk of developing 'long COVID' many months after initial infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection, suggests research published ...

Genetics

Genes associated with hearing loss visualised in new study

Researchers from Uppsala University have been able to document and visualize hearing loss-associated genes in the human inner ear, in a unique collaboration study between otosurgeons and geneticists. The findings illustrate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds the SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect the inner ear

Many COVID-19 patients have reported symptoms affecting the ears, including hearing loss and tinnitus. Dizziness and balance problems can also occur, suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be able to infect the inner ear.

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