Sleep apnea

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can, in turn, create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at ...

Sleep apnea

Lifestyle changes and treatment options may help with snoring

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is there anything that can be done for snoring other than using a CPAP machine? I have tried using one for the past year, and while my wife says it does prevent me from snoring, I cannot sleep comfortably ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study questions rise of head and neck cancers in the UK

In the first study of its kind researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Translational Medicine have examined the possible reasons for the rapid increase in incidence of particular head and neck cancers ...

Sleep apnea

Discovery of unique muscle fibers of upper airway in humans

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered unique muscle fibers in the soft palate of the mouth in both infants and adults. The fibers seem to be present in greater number in snorers and sleep apnea patients. ...

Oncology & Cancer

HPV-linked throat cancer may have telltale first symptoms

(HealthDay)—The first symptoms of throat and mouth cancer—also known as oropharyngeal cancer—may differ depending on whether the condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a small study suggests.

Oncology & Cancer

Oropharyngeal cancer on the rise in young adults

A new study reveals an alarming increase in oropharyngeal cancers among young adults. While the exact cause for this phenomenon is unknown, the human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame.

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