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Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrusts): How to do it
If someone nearby was choking would you know what to do? Learn how to perform the Heimlich maneuver and how to practise it safely.
Why is my nose red?
In this article, learn about the common causes of red nose including rosacea, rhinophyma and allergies. What treatments are available for red nose?
Mouth breathing: Symptoms, complications, and treatment
What causes mouth breathing? When should a healthcare professional be consulted and what might the diagnosis be? How is mouth breathing treated?
How to unclog your ears: Eight home remedies
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.
Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections
Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and pathogens is blocked when the sweet taste receptors are...
Geographic tongue: Causes, pictures, and treatment
In this article, learn about geographic tongue. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and when should a doctor be consulted?
Parkinson's: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
New study suggests that a test of olfaction could determine a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before a diagnosis.
Scents and social preference: Neuroscientists ID the roots of attraction
A baby lamb is separated from its family. Somehow, in vast herds of sheep that look virtually identical, the lost youngling locates its kin.
Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detail
Like some bats and marine mammals, people can develop expert echolocation skills, in which they produce a clicking sound with their mouths and listen to the reflected sound waves to "see" their...
Dry ears: Causes, treatment, and prevention
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.
Inflammation required for 'smell' tissue regeneration
In a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of...
Epley maneuver: A treatment for vertigo
The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Learn how it is performed, and how it helps.
Posterior nosebleed: Causes and how to stop them
What is a posterior nosebleed and how can you stop a posterior nosebleed? What is the difference between a posterior and anterior nosebleed?
What is sputum?
Sputum is a kind of thick mucus that is produced by the lungs when they are diseased or damaged. Learn about the types of sputum, and when to see a doctor.
Empty nose syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is empty nose syndrome, what are the main causes, and how is empty nose syndrome diagnosed? Learn about empty nose syndrome and turbinate surgery.
Esophageal ulcers: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Esophageal ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer that develops between the throat and the stomach. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.
Hypersalivation: Causes and treatment
What is hypersalivation? What causes it and how is it treated? In this article, we look at this condition characterized by excess saliva in the mouth.
Dacryocystitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is dacryocystitis? In this article, learn about the causes of this infection that affects the tear ducts, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.
15 natural remedies to get rid of a sore throat
A sore throat is a common symptom of viral infection. Most cases of sore throat can be treated at home with simple natural remedies.
Globus pharyngeus: What is this sensation?
Globus pharyngeus is the sensation of having something stuck in the throat. In this article, learn about the condition, its causes, and how to treat it.
Presbycusis: Causes of age-related hearing loss
Presbycusis the term given to age-related hearing loss. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this condition here.
Hyposmia: Causes, treatment, and related conditions
Hyposmia is a term describing partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Learn about the causes, how it is treated, and related conditions.
Dust mite allergy: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
Dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions. Learn about the symptoms of dust mite allergy, how it is treated, and how to prevent it.
Yawning: Why we do it and what it means
Everybody yawns, but why? In this article, learn about the possible reasons for yawning, why it is so contagious, and if it can ever be a risk to health.
Green, yellow, or brown phlegm: What does it mean?
The color of phlegm can reveal important things about the state of health a body is in. In this article, learn what the different colors of phlegm mean.