Ménière’s disease, also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops, occurs in the inner ear. The cause of this disease is unknown, but many believe that it is because of an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear – too much fluid accumulates either due to excess production or inadequate absorption. Continue reading
Oral lesions are fairly commonplace, and usually referred to as cold sores. But did you know that there are really two different types? Continue reading
The oropharynx is found in the middle portion of the throat and serves as a conduit that starts with the nose and ends in the esophagus and into the stomach. It includes the base of the tongue, the soft palate, the pharyngeal walls and the tonsils. And according to a new study, the rate of cancer in the oropharynx is on the rise for young adults. Continue reading
You would notice if you woke up one day and you couldn’t see as well as you could the day before. Or if you were eating a sandwich and you all of a sudden couldn’t taste it. Hearing loss, on the other hand, creeps up on us gradually and can be difficult to notice until it is too late. Continue reading
We’ve seen it in commercials, TV shows and movies – every time there is an image of a sleeping baby, there is usually a noisemaker close by, masking the sounds of the still-awake parents while their babies get some shuteye. They are popular gifts at baby showers and chances are, if you are a parent or a friend of one, they are used each and every night, most of the time throughout the entire night.
The human nose has several tiny blood vessels that can easily break and cause a nosebleed. While they can be a little bit embarrassing, they are quite common, as one in seven people will develop a nosebleed at some point in their lifetime. But did you know that there are two different types of nosebleeds?