Neuroscience

Why you lose hearing for a while after listening to loud sounds

Loud sounds can impair hearing for a short time. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have discovered a mechanism that explains how this happens. Their results are presented in the journal Proceedings of the National ...

Neuroscience

Brain pacemakers without side effects

For Parkinson's disease (PD) patients whose symptoms cannot be controlled by medication, 'Deep brain stimulation' (DBS) may be the only hope. While DBS is generally considered to be safe, side effects related to the stimulation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

YouTube videos on peripheral nerve pain may misguide patients

Researchers who combed YouTube for videos regarding peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage that causes weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet, found 200 videos, but only about half of them were from healthcare ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Colombian president: No link of vaccine to illness

Colombia's president is dismissing suggestions that a vaccine against cervical cancer is causing a mystery illness that has affected scores of teenage girls in a northern city.

Neuroscience

Averting the devastating effects of stroke

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center are studying ways to prevent the devastating injuries to the body caused by stroke, a leading cause of serious long-term disability.

Cardiology

How to quickly spot signs of stroke

(HealthDay)—Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs on one side of the body, confusion and trouble speaking are among the signs that someone is having a stroke. The sooner a stroke is recognized and treated, ...

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