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Medical News Today: What to do about tightness in the throat

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

A look at tightness in the throat, an uncomfortable feeling that has a range of causes. Included is detail on anxiety and the symptoms of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Medical News Today: What you should know about strawberry tongue

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

A look at strawberry tongue, a condition that makes the tongue swollen and bumpy. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: What is a bifid uvula?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0100

A look at bifid uvula, a condition affecting the palate of the mouth. Included is detail on complications of the condition and outlook for a bifid uvula. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Spike In Flu Cases Prompts Hospital To Ask Children Not To Visit Patients

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:42:35 +0100

WINCHESTER (CBS) – Due to a spike in cases of the flu, children are currently not allowed to visit patients at a Massachusetts hospital. Winchester Hospital announced the decision on Friday. Effective immediately, due to the increase of severe illness from the flu, all children 13 and under and anyone with the following symptoms cannot visit patients. – Cough– Fever– Sore throat– Runny nose– Nasal congestion This is for the safety of both you and our patients. — Winchester Hospital (@WinchesterHosp) February 2, 2018 Children under 13 years old cannot visit the hospital, effective immediately. In addition, anyone with a cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, or nasal congestion is asked not to visit patients as well, regardless of age. “This is for...



Medical News Today: Odynophagia: Symptoms, causes, and dysphagia

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Odynophagia is when it is painful to swallow. This pain may occur in the throat, mouth, or food pipe and has a variety of potential causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



If it's not the flu, you might be sick because of this virus

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:47:20 +0100

A runny nose, cough, sore throat, breathing problems, fever, headache, diarrhea: If you came down with these symptoms in the middle of winter, you'd probably assume it's the flu and take to your bed immediately. Think again. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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What did he think would happen? Man held his nose to stop a sneeze – and blew a hole through the back of his throat; the pressure has to go somewhere

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:28:46 +0100

(Natural News) Do not attempt to stop a sneeze by pinching your nose and closing your mouth, or else you may be like the 34-year-old man who blew a hole through the back of his throat when he did just exactly that, according to a report. Doctors, who wrote the report in the journal BMJ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Medical News Today: What to know about swollen taste buds

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100

A look at swollen taste buds, a condition where the taste buds become irritated and red. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Lab notes: talkin' 'bout a resolution (sounds like some science)

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:28:21 +0100

We ’re far enough into January for most resolutions to have been tested somewhat. I’m one of the many hoping that doggedly sticking to Dry January will atone for December’s sins, and if that rings a bell with you, then here’swhat the experts have to say about the efficacy of temporary abstinence. For those of you freshly committing to pursuits such as yoga, you might be interested in a new vascular studyweighing up the claims made for hot yoga. However, all these healthy January ambitions may come to naught if your office, like mine, is heading forAztec levels of pestilence (oh, all right, it ’s not that bad – although it may get worse if people start letting go with their sneezes instead of stifling them after readingthis cautionary tale of throat rupture). Still, if you are h...



Hold That Sneeze? Maybe Not

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:01:40 +0100

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 -- Holding your nose and closing your mouth when you feel a sneeze coming on just might lead to serious trouble. The journal BMJ Case Reports includes the story of a 34-year-old man who ruptured his throat after he pinched... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Why you shouldn't hold nose and close mouth to stop sneeze

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:54:44 +0100

A 34-year-old man was taken to A&E after blasting a hole through his throat. He was kept in hospital for a week and fed through a tube after holding his nose and closing his mouth when he sneezed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



This is why you should NEVER hold your nose and close your mouth while sneezing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:30:00 +0100

HOLDING your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze might seem a harmless thing to do, but doctors have advised against it following the case of man who ruptured the back of his throat when doing so. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:06:27 +0100

Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Achoo! Why letting out an explosive sneeze is safer than stifling it

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:30:09 +0100

Following the case of a man who ruptured this throat, medics say holding in a sneeze can cause ear damage or a brain aneurysmIn a season where colds are rife, holding your nose and closing your mouth might seem like a considerate alternative to an explosive “Achoo!”. But doctors have warned of the dangers of such a move after a man was found to have ruptured the back of his throat when attempting to stifle a sneeze.Medics say the incident, which they detail in the British Medical JournalCase Reports, came to light when a 34-year old man arrived in A&E with a change to his voice, a swollen neck, pain when swallowing and a popping sensation in his neck after he pinched his nose to contain an expulsion.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



This is why you should NEVER hold your nose and close your mouth while sneezing

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:30:00 +0100

HOLDING your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze might seem a harmless thing to do, but doctors have advised against it following the case of man who ruptured the back of his throat when doing so. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Medical News Today: What you should know about throat ulcers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0100

A look at throat ulcers, a condition that makes it hard to swallow and causes other problems. Included is detail on diagnosis and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Flu spike causing Charlotte-area hospitals to limit visitors

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0100

Charlotte-area hospitals have issued new visitor restrictions after a spike in flu cases. Children ages 12 and under will not be allowed to visit Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health hospitals in the Charlotte region as of 7 a.m. Friday. Visitors of all ages should not visit if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, fever and cough. Thos e seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.   Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:01 +0100

For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught her and other chronically ill kids how to bake while they waited to undergo treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital. Today, it’s not only impressive that she can bake a cake, but also that she ...



Medical News Today: What to know about chronic sinusitis

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100

A look at chronic sinusitis, long-term inflammation in the sinuses. Included is detail on home remedies and possible complications of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Don't use cotton-tipped swabs to clean inside your ears, experts urge

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:41:04 +0100

Many patients don't realize that their efforts to clean their ears can cause damage, says a Canadian ear, nose and throat specialist who studied U.S. emergency department records and found cotton-tipped applicators were involved in many ear injuries. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Frequency touts first-in-human safety study for hearing loss therapy

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:17:43 +0100

Frequency Therapeutics has finished a first-in-human study of its progenitor cell activation therapy, FX-322, in nine adults with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. The company’s candidate is a combination of small molecules that are designed to activate progenitor cells and trigger the formation of new hair cells in the inner ear. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Frequency touts first-in-human safety study for hearing loss therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Medical News Today: Scalloped tongue: What you need to know

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0100

People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Advanced Bionics to connect cochlear implants to cell phones, TVs using Sonova ’ s chip tech

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:52:28 +0100

Advanced Bionics said today that it plans to integrate Sonova‘s Sword chip and wireless radio tech into its sound processors. Sonova’s technology can connect hearing devices to almost any kind of cell phone, the company explained, without the need for an extra streaming device. “By offering a solution to the entire market – including the more than 80% of the world’s smartphone owners who purchased Android devices – Sonova becomes the first and only major hearing solutions company to unlock the enormous potential of universal direct connectivity,” Sonova CEO Lukas Braunschweiler said in prepared remarks. “Our chip will be the foundation for a wide variety of unique and innovative solutions in the coming years.” Sonova’s chip has the lowest pow...



Sensorion, Cochlear collab to study combo therapies for patients with cochlear implants

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:18:41 +0100

Sensorion, a biotech working on therapies for inner ear diseases, said today that it inked a deal with Cochlear Ltd (ASX:COH) to study combination therapies for patients with cochlear implants. According to the deal, the companies will combine Sensorion’s SENS-401 compound with cochlear implants in preclinical studies starting next year. The drug-device therapies could be in clinical trials as early as 2019, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Sensorion, Cochlear collab to study combo therapies for patients with cochlear implants appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Medical News Today: What causes hot and red ears?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0100

Red ears can develop for a variety of reasons, including flushing and red ear syndrome. In addition to redness, pain or burning may occur. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:43 +0100

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Fire and smoke from the wildfires raging in Southern California aren't just destroying homes and lives, they're a serious health risk, as well. The smoke can irritate the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and can cause coughing,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Intersect ENT Announces FDA Approval of Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a New In-Office Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:12:52 +0100

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2017-- Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ: XENT), a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)



Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:14:48 +0100

Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today it won FDA approval for its Sinuva mometasone furoate sinus implant designed to treat recurrent nasal polyp disease in patients who have previously had ethmoid sinus surgery. The Sinuva device is designed to be implanted during a routine physician office visit and expands into the sinus cavity to deliver an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the site of the polyp disease for 90 days. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:45:01 +0100

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who use tobacco or who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more prone to respiratory illnesses and more severe complications than nonsmokers. Colds. Symptoms of colds usually ...



Eritrea:ENT Diagnostic and Operation Centre Inaugurates

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:54:49 +0100

[Shabait] Asmara -Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Diagnostic and Operation centre constructed at an expenditure of over 15 million Nakfa within the premises of Orotta Referral Medical Hospital was inaugurated last Wednesday. The project was implemented in cooperation with the Government of Eritrea and the German MEDCARE Association. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Medical News Today: What causes a sweet taste in the mouth?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0100

Sugary foods can cause a temporary sweet aftertaste. However, a persistent sweet taste in the mouth can be a sign of a number of serious conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis): What to know

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Lie bumps or transient lingual papillitis refers to small red or white bumps that occur on the tongue and cause discomfort. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Stryker Sniffs Out a Tuck-In Opportunity for ENT

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:53:00 +0100

Stryker has agreed to acquire Entellus Medical, a company focused on minimally invasive treatments for various ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disease states, for about $662 million ($24 a share). Plymouth, MN-based Entellus has a broad portfolio of ENT products, including the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system and the Latera absorbable nasal implant, which Stryker said will complement its existing ENT device portfolio. Stryker expects the deal to be dilutive to its 2018 adjusted net earnings per diluted share by roughly $0.04 and accretive thereafter.  The news didn't seem to move the Kalamazoo, MI-based stock [NYSE: SYK], which closed Thursday at $151.15, a 0.40% dip from its opening price. Entellus shareholders, on the other hand, seemed more enthusiastic, judging by the nearly 50% jump th...



Stryker pledges $662m cash for Entellus Medical

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:51:13 +0100

Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) said today that it struck a deal to be acquired by Stryker (NYSE:SYK) for $662 million in cash. Plymouth, Minn.-based Entellus, founded in 2006, makes a family of minimally invasive balloon device products, including its flagship Xpress device, that are designed to treat blocked sinuses. Earlier this year it closed the $81 million buyout of Spirox and its Latera absorbable nasal implant. The company’s shareholder must still approve the $24-per-share deal. “The combination of Stryker’s established commitment to making healthcare better and Entellus’ innovative products within the ENT segment will continue to provide our customers the tools they need for cost effective solutions,” president & CEO Robert White said in prepared r...



London consultant reveals the sore throat survival guide

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:32:03 +0100

EXCLUSIVE: Alasdair Mace, an ear, nose and throat consultant based at Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospitals in London, says you should avoid drinking a hot toddy this Christmas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Sore throat? THIS cheap spray could relieve flu symptoms and pain in SECONDS

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:02:00 +0100

SORE throat remedies become increasingly popular during the winter months, as people try to fight symptoms of flu, along with signs of a fever, headache, and a runny nose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: Globus sensation: Causes of a lump in the throat

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Globus sensation is an overwhelming feeling of a lump lodged in a person's throat, even when nothing is there. Learn about the causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Bleeding from the ear: Causes and treatments

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Bleeding from the ear can be very alarming for a person. Many things can cause someone to bleed from the ear, including some emergency situations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Chronic hiccups and how to stop them

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0100

In this article, we look at chronic hiccups and the complications that they can cause. We also examine treatment options and tips for living with them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Aid Epilepsy Patients

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 22:15:09 +0100

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) involves wearing an airflow mask over the nose or mouth each night, to help keep the back of the throat open for better breathing. (Source: WebMD Health)

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People With Epilepsy May Gain From Common Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 22:15:09 +0100

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) involves wearing an airflow mask over the nose or mouth each night, to help keep the back of the throat open for better breathing. (Source: WebMD Health)



EndoGastric Solutions launches EsophyX Z+ GERD treatment device

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:05:11 +0100

EndoGastric Solutions said this week it launched the EsophyX Z+ device designed for use in transoral incisionless fundoplication procedures to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve to treat patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. The device is designed to be used with a partial fundoplication technique that secures tissue with dual deployment of SerosaFuse implantable fasteners, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said. EndoGastric Solutions’ EsophyX Z+ was used in its first TIF 2.0 procedure by Dr. Michael Murray of the Northern Nevada Medical Center and Dr. Kenneth Chang of UC Irvine Health, according to a press release. “GERD is a chronic condition and proton pump inhibitors do not control symptoms in about one-third of patients. The design of the new EsophyX Z+ ...



Medical News Today: What you should know about hairy tongue

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100

In this article we look at hairy tongue, a condition resulting in a discolored and furry appearance of the tongue, as well as prevention and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Nigeria:NHIs - Doctors Call for Inclusion of ENT Treatment in Scheme

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:50:35 +0100

[This Day] Abuja -The Pan- African Federation of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (PAFOS), specialists in the treatment of Ear, Nose, Throat? and other related ailments, have called for the inclusion of ENT in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Best supplements: Get rid of cold and flu symptoms taking THESE vitamins daily

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:40:00 +0100

GET RID of a cold and banish the flu by taking a handful of supplements every day. Vitamins A, B12, C, D, zinc, selenium all help to keep the nation fit and healthy - and they could tackle that snotty nose and sore throat too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Medical News Today: Why is my tongue tingling?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0100

We look at a range of causes for a tingling tongue, including dental injuries, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and allergies. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Brush Up on Fall Allergies Before Tackling the Leaves

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:00:32 +0100

SUNDAY, Nov. 26, 2017 -- Fall yardwork can stir up allergies, but there are ways to reduce the risk of flare-ups, an ear, nose and throat specialist says. " Know your triggers and avoid those triggers, " said Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, an assistant professor of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for nose scabs

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0100

With many blood vessels and nerve endings in this area, bleeding and painful scabs in the nose are common issues. Learn about the causes and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



RxSight wins FDA nod for light-adjustable IOL

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:46:22 +0100

The FDA has cleared RxSight‘s implantable light adjustable intraocular lens and light delivery device. The company’s RxSight IOL is designed from a UV light reactive material meant to be treated by a specific Light Delivery Device, intended for use 17 to 21 days post-procedure. The lens is designed to be treated by 3-4 light treatments over 1 to 2 weeks in 40 to 150 second treatment periods, during which the patient must wear UV-protective glasses. “Until now, refractive errors that are common following cataract surgery could only be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. This system provides a new option for certain patients that allows the physician to make small adjustments to the implanted lens during several in-office procedures after the initi...



FDA clears remote adjustments for Cochlear ’ s Nucleus implants

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:16:52 +0100

The FDA last week approved remote programming adjustments for Cochlear Ltd.‘s (ASX:COH) Nucleus cochlear implant, removing the need for a select group of users  to make repeat visits for in-person programming sessions. The newly-cleared remote programming feature is indicated for patients with 6 months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processors and who are comfortable with the programming process, according to an FDA release. Normally, such implants would require regular programming visits with an audiologist in which electronic settings that control how the implant stimulates nerves in the ear are adjusted. This can include changes to sensitivity to low-level sound and limits on loud sounds, according to the release, and affect how patients perceive different sounds...

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Advanced Bionics wins FDA nod for HiFocus Slimj cochlear implant electrode

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:56:59 +0100

Advanced Bionics said late last week it won FDA approval for its HiFocus SlimJ electrode designed for use with the company’s HiRes Ultra cochlear implant. The Valencia, Calif.-based company touts the new electrode as featuring a thin, straight design for easier insertion during procedures and a slim profile to protect the delicate structures of the cochlea during insertion. “The HiFocus SlimJ electrode addresses the surgeon need for an alternate type of electrode whilst still offering full spectrum coverage and maintaining the performance potential of the individual. And surgeons have commented that it is easy to handle and to insert,” Advanced Bionics medical marketing & product management director Mark Downing said in a prepared statement. Advanced Bionics said the ...



Housecall: Understanding ? and avoiding ? the common cold

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES What do you know about the common cold?? It's that time of year when everyone seems to be coming down with a cold. The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat. While it's usually harmless, it may not feel that way. Find out how you might avoid [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)



Pavmed shares climb after Q3 EPS beat

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:28:13 +0100

Shares in Pavmed Inc. (NSDQ:PAVM) rose today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The N.Y.-based company posted a net loss of -$5.37 million, or -40¢ per share, for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, for bottom-line loss of -178.5% compared with the same period last year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pavmed shares climb after Q3 EPS beat appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Medical News Today: What you should know about yellow tongue

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0100

A look at yellow tongue, a condition resulting in a yellow coating on the surface of the tongue. Included is detail on who is at risk and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



EndoGastric Solutions touts more MAC reimbursement wins for Esophyx device

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:05:44 +0100

EndoGastric Solutions said today that new Medicare Administrative Contractors Noridian Health Care Solutions and National Government Services have been granted reimbursement access for the transoral incisionless fundoplication procedure using its Esophyx device. The Redmond, Wash.-based company’s TIF procedure is designed to prevent stomach acids refluxing back into the esophagus by reconstructing the gastroesophageal valve. Noridian, which provides coverage for more than 10.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in 13 states, made the reimbursement decision effective October 27, while NGS, which covers approximately 10.1 million beneficiaries in 10 states, will make its decision effective December 1. “The need exists for safe, dependable treatment options to address reflux beyond in...

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Medical News Today: Ten remedies for canker sores

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Canker sores in the mouth can be painful and irritating. In this article, we look at a range of ways to help canker sores and mouth ulcers heal faster. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Diet to fight colds: Eat THESE four foods to PROTECT your body against winter illnesses

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:01:00 +0100

DIETS rich in particular foods could help ward off a range of winter illnesses - from a blocked nose to a sore throat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



FDA conducts pre-approval inspection for Intersect ENT ’ s Menlo Park facility

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:45:57 +0100

Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today that the FDA performed a pre-approval inspection of the company’s Menlo Park facility as part of the new drug application for the its Sinuva steroid-releasing sinus implant. Although the FDA issued a form 483 with four inspection-related observations, the company said it doesn’t expect these notes to impact its Jan. 7 decision date set by the FDA for Sinuva. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA conducts pre-approval inspection for Intersect ENT’s Menlo Park facility appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Draper develops novel device to deliver drugs to the inner ear

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:00:31 +0100

Millions of people around the world are losing their hearing thanks to inner ear disorders and the pharmaceutical industry has spent years working to develop therapeutics to help address this patient population. But Jeff Borenstein, lead scientist for drug delivery at Draper, discovered by talking to experts in the hearing loss field that many of the products in the industry’s pipeline fail because they rely on systemic administration. Scientists have struggled to get at the inner ear and locally deliver a targeted dose of a therapeutic. “The folks from the hearing loss field were saying that there is progress in drug development in the pipeline – although nothing was clinically available at the time – but the problem was, how do you deliver those drugs? And the rea...



Intersect ENT beats Q3 sales estimates, raises full-year forecast

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:55:59 +0100

Shares in Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) rose slightly today after the steroid-eluting implant maker beat sales expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company posted a net loss of -$4.3 million on sales of $22.3 million for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, for sales growth of 21% compared with the same period last year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT beats Q3 sales estimates, raises full-year forecast appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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Cold and flu symptoms: Taking THIS supplement NOW could prevent winter bugs

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:03:18 +0100

COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Cold and flu symptoms: THIS supplement could prevent winter bugs

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:01:41 +0100

COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Inscope Medical launches suction-equipped laryngoscope

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:54:59 +0100

Inscope Medical Solutions said today it launched its Inscope Direct laryngoscope with integrated, controllable suction, touting it as the 1st of its kind. The Inscope Direct device is designed to eliminate the need to move between yankauer suction and the endotracheal tube while securing the airway, the Washington D.C.-based company said. “Using the Inscope Direct is addicting. It’s easy to use and the controllable suction in the mouth throughout procedures keeps the right hand free to focus on passing the endotracheal tube Being able to easily suction while starting and throughout the intubation process is a game changer – it makes the first view a clear view, simplifying direct laryngoscopy every time,” co-founder & chief medical officer Dr. Mary Mallory said in a pre...



Medical News Today: What causes a white tongue?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0100

There are many reasons for a white tongue, including poor dental hygiene and infections. In this article, learn about treatment and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:23:31 +0100

Using opioid alternatives during general anesthesia for ear, nose and throat surgeries is safe and effective - and reduces the occurrence of post-surgery nausea, report clinicians from TEAMHealth Anesthesia at Select Physicians Surgery Center in Tampa, Florida.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Diet to PREVENT flu symptoms: Eat THESE four foods to ward off a winter cold

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:01:41 +0100

FLU or cold symptoms, such as a sore throat and runny nose, could be prevented with a diet rich in eggs and almonds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: How do you get rid of a tickle in the throat?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0100

A look at how to get rid of a tickle in the throat. Included is information on what it feels like and how it is different from other kinds of throat pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medineering touts EU approval of its robotic positioning arm

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:08:41 +0100

Medineering, the German maker of surgical robotics, disclosed that its positioning arm won CE Mark approval from the European Commission. Approval means the company’s positioning arm is now OK’d for holding and positioning passive adapters and robots in otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), neurosurgery and spinal surgery. The positioning arm “is the base of a completely new concept of robotic assistance,” according to an Oct. 20 Medineering news release. Get the full story on our sister site, The Robot Report. The post Medineering touts EU approval of its robotic positioning arm appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Medical News Today: Why do adults get ear infections?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Although ear infections are most common in children, adults can also get them. Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: All you need to know about cricopharyngeal spasm

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

We look at cricopharyngeal spasm, a condition where the muscles in the throat spasm uncontrollably. Learn more about the medical treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Hearing aid dev Eargo raises $45m in Series C

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:56:37 +0100

Hearing device developer Eargo said yesterday it closed the 1st tranche in a $45 million in a Series C investment round. Funding in the round was led by Nan Fung Life Sciences and joined by New Enterprise Associates, Charles and Helen Schwab and Maveron, with funds slated to support continued development, marketing and branding efforts the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. “We believe Eargo will play a key role as an innovator in the global hearing technology space. Nan Fung Life Sciences is excited to be a part of Eargo’s mission of making hearing easy,” Nan Fung Life Sciences MD Peter Bisgaard said in a press release. “We’re impressed by the traction and progress that Eargo has achieved thus far, and are excited to be a part of building this revol...



Medical News Today: All you need to know about thyroglossal duct cysts

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0100

We look at thyroglossal ducts cysts, a condition where fluid builds up in the front the neck. Included is detail on recovery and potential complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



OptiNose IPO pulls in $120m

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:32:38 +0100

OptiNose (NSDQ:OPTN) raised $120 million with its initial public offering last week, adding $20 million to the target is set earlier this month. Yardley, Penn.-based OptiNose floated 7.5 million shares at $16 apiece in the offering, above the range it set Oct. 3 for 6.3 million shares at $15 to $17 apiece. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post OptiNose IPO pulls in $120m appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Medical News Today: All you need to know about septal hematoma

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Learn about septal hematoma, a condition where blood collects in the septum. Common after injury, we look at the risk factors and ways to prevent it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Why does my tongue hurt?

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Intersect ENT touts results from pivotal study of steroid-releasing sinus implant

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:11:14 +0100

Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) touted data this week from the pivotal Resolve II trial of its investigational steroid-releasing sinus implant, Sinuva. The Phase III trial evaluated Sinuva in 300 adult chronic sinusitis patients, who were all indicated for revision sinus surgery at study entry due to recurrent, medically refractory symptoms and bilateral nasal polyposis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT touts results from pivotal study of steroid-releasing sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Medical News Today: Postnasal drip: Symptoms, causes, and home remedies

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Postnasal drip is extra mucus felt dripping down the back of the nose and throat. It may be caused by allergies, dry air, or an infection. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Tongue tie (ankyloglossia): What you need to know

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Tongue tie (ankyloglossia) is when the strip of tissue connecting the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is too short. It may cause problems breast-feeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Six Self-Defense Principles Every Woman Should Know

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:47:48 +0100

Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Steve Kardian spent more than thirty years as a career law enforcement officer, including time as an FBI defense tactics instructor. He is a partner at Defend University, a self-defense program created specifically for women that has trained and educated more than 200,000 women of all ages. He also holds a third-degree black belt and the title of professor in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His book, The New Super Power For Women, is on sale now from Touchstone, an imprint of our sister company, Simon & Schuster. Use of force and violence is always the last resort. You turn to it when you have tried everything else and have no other alternatives. Predators use surprise to their advantage and will pick a person who they don’t think will resist or fight back. T...



OptiNose sets terms for $100m IPO

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:36:25 +0100

OptiNose set terms for its IPO this week, according to a regulatory filing submitted to the SEC. The company plans to offer 6.3 million shares at $15 – $17 apiece and funds affiliated with Avista Capital Partners intend to buy $25 million worth of shares as part of the offering, according to OptiNose. The company is slated to grant underwriters a 30-day option to buy up to an additional 937,500 shares of common stock at the IPO price. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post OptiNose sets terms for $100m IPO appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Medical News Today: Eustachian tube dysfunction: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100

If the eustachian tube becomes plugged or infected, it can cause eustachian tube dysfunction. Learn about home remedies and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Why is my nose red?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100

In this article, learn about the common causes of red nose including rosacea, rhinophyma and allergies. What treatments are available for red nose? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Mouth breathing: Symptoms, complications, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100

What causes mouth breathing? When should a healthcare professional be consulted and what might the diagnosis be? How is mouth breathing treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Eating THIS vegetable will help get rid of FLU and cold symptoms in just 24 hours

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:01:48 +0100

FLU and the common cold share symptoms including sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. This is how to get better in 24 hours. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Medical News Today: How to unclog your ears: Eight home remedies

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Clogged ears can cause discomfort, and may affect hearing and balance. Learn about eight different home remedies to treat clogged ears, and what to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medtronic launches StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:11:34 +0100

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched its StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system designed for otolaryngology procedures. The StealthStation ENT works by generating an electromagnetic field around the target patients’ anatomy during surgery so instrument positioning can be dynamically tracked, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “The intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery is very helpful to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery. It provides an added level of assurance and may allow for a more thorough sinus procedure,” Dr. Joseph Raviv of Chicago’s NorthShore University HealthSystem said in a prepared statement. The StealthStation ENT is designed to provide improved visualization to surgeons, and o...



Medical News Today: Geographic tongue: Causes, pictures, and treatment

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

In this article, learn about geographic tongue. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and when should a doctor be consulted? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



FDA warns Entellus Medical over Xpress sinus dilator pediatric trial

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:45:04 +0100

The FDA sent a warning letter to Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) over its failure to prevent physicians from violating the approved protocol for a pediatric trial of its Xpress sinus dilator. The April 6 letter, published online this week by the federal safety watchdog, stems from an inspection that began exactly a year ago of a Plymouth, Minn., Entellus plant that the FDA conducted to review the company’s procedures in sponsoring the pediatric Xpress study. The inspection found “serious violations” of regulations covering investigational device exemptions and the protection of human subjects, involving use of the Xpress dilator in patients under age 12 in frontal and sphenoid sinuses; the trial’s approved protocol only allowed treatment in the maxillary sinus for pat...



Medical News Today: Dry ears: Causes, treatment, and prevention

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Dry ears are characterized by a buildup of dead skin and itchiness. Learn about the causes of dry ears, how to prevent it, treatments, and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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CSA Medical wins another FDA expansion for TruFreeze cryotherapy

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:50:44 +0100

Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFreeze spray cryotherapy system, now cleared for use on patients with Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia. With the clearance, the device is now approved for both low and high grade dysplasia as well as malignancies, the Boston-based company said. “Over the past few years, studies have underscored the potential risk for Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Intervening at this level of dysplasia has become common practice and is recognized in our society guidelines.  My colleagues and I have used liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy for over a decade to treat Barrett’s esophagus with high levels of efficacy...



The battery controlled: an inter-agency partnership to address a little-known risk to children 30 years injury surveillance in Harstad, Norway: a burn prevention program for children 0-4 years (Safety-2016 abstract #348) - Francoia A, Weaver A.

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:41:40 +0100

BACKGROUND When a child swallows or inserts a button battery into the nose or ears, it can get stuck in the throat or in the nose or ear canal. Saliva triggers an electrical current causing severe burns and tissue damage within 2 hours. This RESULTS in... (Source: SafetyLit)



Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:34:14 +0100

Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clotting, which leaves them susceptible to bleeding. Their compromised immune systems leave them susceptible to infections, eczema, autoimmunity and cancer. The disorder is so rare t...



Preceptis launches trial of its Hummingbird ear tube system

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:02:05 +0100

Preceptis Medical said today that it launched trial of its Hummingbird tympanostomy tube system. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system is designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures, allowing moderate, conscious sedation with no need for general anesthesia. The 1st patient in the prospective, office-based study was enrolled by principal investigator Dr. Frank Rimmel at St. Paul, Minn.’s Health Partners Clinic, Preceptis said. “The company has taken a careful approach to establishing the safety of the Hummingbird in a hospital setting for even the littlest children who require ear tubes. The next step is to demonstrate the Hummingbird’s ability to allow the ENT to safely treat them in-clinic, t...



Medical News Today: Posterior nosebleed: Causes and how to stop them

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0100

What is a posterior nosebleed and how can you stop a posterior nosebleed? What is the difference between a posterior and anterior nosebleed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Nigeria: NGO Commences Free Treatment of 500 Patients in Daura

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:45:48 +0100

[Leadership] Fatihu foundation, an NGO, on Friday commenced free treatment of 500 patients suffering from ear, nose and throat ailments in Daura emirate, Katsina State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



IotaMotion raises $2m for robotic cochlear implant system

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:08:04 +0100

Medical robotics start-up IotaMotion said today it raised $2 million in a seed financing round to support the development of its Iota-Soft novel robotic cochlear implantation platform. The Iowa City-based company, spun out from the University of Iowa’s Otolaryngology Department, is developing a robotic-assisted insertion device designed to aid surgeons in advancing cochlear implant electrodes. “We’ve completed our seed round, raising over $2 million within a few months from friends and family in the Midwest and around the world. The reception and excitement from both the cochlear implant community and strategic investors is a testament to the clear clinical need and the surgeon-centric robotics-assisted systems we are developing. The funds will be used to further our de...



Ear pain: We assess a range of available treatments

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:40:53 +0100

Here, Adam Frosh, a consultant ear, nose and throat specialist at the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire, assesses a selection of products (such as Swim Seal, left) which we then rated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Study: Esophageal surgeries with robotic platforms safe and effective

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:25:17 +0100

Transchiatal esophagectomy procedures utilizing robotic platforms are “effective and safe” for carefully selected patients, according to a new study from Allina Health hospitals. The robotic technology platforms can provide operating surgeons with better views during surgery and allow lymph nodes to be removed without additional incisions, according to the study. Results from the study, which it touts to be the largest of it’s kind, were published in the journal Diseases of the Esophagus. Data from the 100-patient study indicated that robotic-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy procedures were effective and safe with acceptable operative times, minimal blood loss, standard postoperative morbidity and adequate progression free and overall survival profiles. Median operative...



Pediatric ear tube delivery system dev Preceptis seeks $1m in funding

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:57:07 +0100

Pediatric ear tube delivery device developer Preceptis Medical is looking to raise $1 million, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company produces the Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures. T he device won FDA clearance last July for use with pediatric patients with moderate sedation, according to the company’s website. The company claims the device reduces pain and manipulations to the eardrum during ear tube placement procedures, which allows conscious sedation and doesn’t require general anesthesia. Preceptis is now seeking $1 million in financing, with a minimum investment of $25,000 required, according to an SEC filing. The company will be offering senior convertibl...

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Annual meeting of ENTs, head and neck surgeons

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) Thousands of ear, nose, and throat physicians and head and neck surgeons will gather to share the latest research and clinical advances from across all areas of the specialty at the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) 2017 Annual Meeting& OTO Experience, Sept. 10-13, in Chicago, Ill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)