tonsillectomy in children controversy

Recently the national news has reported that children have undergone "unnecessary tonsillectomy operations". Obviously this report will worry parents. It should be understood that nowadays there… Continue Reading »

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hearing aids and dementia

For some time now its been known that sensory input is important in helping to prevent or reduce the symptoms of dementia.

Factors improving eyesight such as properly prescribed specs and surgery… Continue Reading »

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childhood tonsillectomy & later risk of infection

A large study from Scandinavia recently reported an observation that children who'd undergone tonsillectomy seemed more likely to develop problems such as bronchitis in adulthood.

Parents often a… Continue Reading »

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skin and sun exposure

Now that summer is fast approaching it pays to be aware about the importance of avoiding too much sun and sunburn in particular. Sun exposure is linked to the development of skin cancers like BC… Continue Reading »

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HPV vaccination in boys

Pressure from various sources including ENT-UK, is currently being placed on the Goverment to fund HPV vaccination in boys.

The vaccination helps reduce the risk of head and neck cancer in later… Continue Reading »

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recent news of tinnitus cure

Recent research from the USA has been reported by ENT-UK stating that a new form of tinnitus treatment shows promise. At present the best forms of treatment include tinnitus retraining therapy (… Continue Reading »

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winter 'flu

Now is the time of year that cases of 'flu tend to arise. It's important to get vaccinated if you're in a "risk" group by which i mean a healthcare worker, someone over the age of 65, someone wi… Continue Reading »

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ear infections

At this time of year, ear infections in children are very common. It's important to remember that antibiotics are not usually necessary for this sort of problem. Regular painkillers and good hyd… Continue Reading »

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Sore throats

Sore throats are a common problem especially around this time of year.

Patients attending their GP with this problem often ask for antibiotics but its important to remember that many sore thr… Continue Reading »

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Triathlon and Open Water Season

Although the open water swimming and triathlon season is coming to an end it's worthwhile remembering some simple ear related precautions.

Some competitors are prone to dizziness when swimmin… Continue Reading »

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