Study: Emotion processing in the brain changes with tinnitus severity

Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over age 65. The condition can develop as part of age-related hearing loss or from a traumatic injury. Source: Medical News Today Study: Emotion processing in the brain changes with tinnitus severity

Cancer cell collaborators smooth the way for cancer cells to metastasize

At ASCB 2015, Vanderbilt researchers show how metastasizing tumors use non-cancerous fibroblasts to make a migration highway through surrounding extracellular matrix. Source: Medical News Today Cancer cell collaborators smooth the way for cancer cells to metastasize

UCLA study finds advanced thyroid cancer rate in some California counties is well above national average

A team of UCLA researchers found that there are several parts of California where, in a high percentage of people with thyroid cancer, the disease is already at an advanced stage by the time it is… Source: Medical News Today UCLA study finds advanced thyroid cancer rate in some California counties is well above national average

Snoring: Causes, Remedies and Treatment

Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep due to vibrating airway tissue. Find out why snoring occurs and the ways in which you can prevent or reduce this disruptive condition. Source: Medical News Today Snoring: Causes, Remedies and Treatment

Discovery of unique muscle fibers of upper airway in humans

Researchers at UmeƄ University in Sweden have discovered unique muscle fibers in the soft palate of the mouth in both infants and adults. Source: Medical News Today Discovery of unique muscle fibers of upper airway in humans

Depressed head and neck cancer patients three-and-one-half times less likely to survive, have higher recurrence risk

Depression is a significant predictor of five-year survival and recurrence in head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Source: Medical News Today Depressed head and neck cancer patients three-and-one-half times less likely to survive, have higher recurrence risk

A common mechanism for human and bird sound production

When birds and humans sing it sounds completely different, but now new research reported in the journal Nature Communications shows that the very same physical mechanisms are at play when a bird… Source: Medical News Today A common mechanism for human and bird sound production

How cells in the developing ear 'practice' hearing

Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Source: Medical News Today How cells in the developing ear 'practice' hearing

Certain factors may help identify patients for surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea

Patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to receive greater benefit from the surgical procedure known as maxillomandibular advancement, according to a study published… Source: Medical News Today Certain factors may help identify patients for surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea

Scientists grow working vocal cord tissue in lab

By growing functional vocal cord tissue in the lab, scientists bring closer the day when people whose vocal cords have been lost to cancer or injury can get their voice back. Source: Medical News Today Scientists grow working vocal cord tissue in lab