Complete coverage on

Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine

Latest Stories

Suspicious object that forces plane to divert is unclaimed cameraupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 12:17:00

A suspicious item prompted the crew of a United Airlines flight to Switzerland to divert it to Boston, as two F-15 fighters shadowed the plane Tuesday night.

Hearing loss an 'invisible,' and widely uninsured, problemupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 10:51:00

If you lose a leg, insurance will likely cover the cost of your prosthesis. If you lose your arm, it's the same. Even if you lose your ability to perform sexually, more than likely your Viagra is covered.

Navy treads fine line when defending U.S., protecting marine mammalsupdated: Fri May 11 2012 22:51:00

Newer threats, such as pirate skiffs chasing freighters and desperate regimes mining harbors, have intensified the U.S. Navy's need to handle an array of "real-world" scenarios.

Doctors and patients should talk more, test lessupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 08:32:00

When you visit the doctor, chances are you are given a prescription for a drug or an order for an X-ray or lab test. Before you leave, it's important to ask whether your doctor's recommendations are truly necessary.

Kitchen cures doctors swear byupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 15:15:00

Whether you have a head cold, an upset stomach, or an itchy rash, fast (cheap!) relief may be sitting on your kitchen shelf.

Sinus infection? Antibiotics won't helpupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 16:00:00

Roughly 20% of the antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States for adults each year are for sinus infections. That's an impressive statistic, given that doctors and public health officials have long doubted that antibiotics can successfully treat the condition.

Sophie Gustafson: The golfer who overcame a stutterupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 16:26:00

What do Bruce Willis, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe and King George VI have in common besides being public figures? They all suffered from stuttering at some point in their lives.

Mark Kelly on news of tragedyupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 22:45:00

Astronot Mark Kelly talks about what it was like thinking his wife Gabby Giffords was dead.

Husband: Giffords will come back 'stronger than ever'updated: Wed Nov 23 2011 22:45:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords works hard every day to overcome the devastating effects of a gunshot wound in the brain that would have killed most people.

How can I exercise safely in winter when I have a cold?updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 07:27:00

Like everyone else, I am intent on losing weight in the new year. I am in my mid-20s, very overweight, and trying to change back to the healthy lifestyle I used to have. My specific concern is about walking in the cold, with a cold.

Stroke at 22: Honoring the lessons 20 years laterupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 07:13:00

Lying in the back of the ambulance, unable to move my right arm or leg, I began bargaining with God.

My ear is clogged. Should I get antibiotics?updated: Mon Jul 11 2011 07:50:00

I had a terrible cold that lasted about two weeks, and my right ear is still clogged with congestion. I find that it gets worse throughout the day, and I get that "popping" feeling when I blow my nose. Should I be on antibiotics?

How can I stop this high-pitched noise?updated: Wed Jun 29 2011 07:13:00

Two weeks ago I began having a really disturbing sound in my ears. The noise is constant, with high frequency. I can hear it almost all the time, especially in the mornings. Why is this happening? I have not had any accidents. What can I do about it?

A coach to help with ADHDupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:10:00

Students with ADHD can benefits from a coach as Ninette Sosa explains in the Health Minute.

CDC: Autism, ADHD rates on the riseupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:10:00

The proportion of children and teens in the U.S. who have a developmental disability such as autism has increased 17% since the late 1990s, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Can diabetes cause fatigue, body ache?updated: Wed May 18 2011 07:12:00

Can diabetes be a (possible) cause of fatigue, leg and lower back aches? I have had bursts of energy for 10 to 15 minutes, but then need to sit for about 10 minutes, and I'm ready to go full steam again. PLEASE, Thank You, Mike

Don't let a doctor destroy your baby's hearingupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 10:39:00

As about 2% of babies born in the United States do, Alex Resnick failed the routine newborn hearing screening he received before he left the hospital. At first his parents didn't think much of it, since the nurse told them further testing often shows the baby is fine. But six weeks later when those additional tests showed Alex had moderate to severe hearing loss, his mother's heart sank.

People.com: Joe Biden Opens Up About Childhood Stuttering Problemupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 18:28:00

"Nobody in my family ever - ever - made fun of me," he writes in a personal essay to PEOPLE

The scoop on business class seatsupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 08:09:00

Do you talk to your neighbor a lot when you fly? Would you rather bury your head in a book? Or just pass out until you arrive? Your travel style should influence your choice of the airline you fly, especially if you're one of the lucky few to sit in a premium cabin.

Can you imagine cancer away?updated: Thu Mar 03 2011 08:09:00

By now, you likely know David Seidler, who won an Oscar on Sunday for best original screenplay for "The King's Speech," was a stutterer just like King George VI, whose battle with the speech disorder is portrayed in the film.

'King's Speech' rules at the 83rd Oscarsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 09:01:00

The story of a king overcoming a speech impediment to lead his people through World War II took top honors at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

'The King's Speech' producer tells allupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:09:00

Producer Iain Canning talks to CNN's Ali Velshi about the hit movie.

Finding words for 'The King's Speech' took decadesupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:09:00

"The King's Speech" story knocked around in David Seidler's head for half a century before he finished writing the screenplay for the film, which is now nominated for a dozen Academy Awards.

Helping King George VI speakupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:07:00

CNN's Nick Glass meets Mark Logue, the grandson of King George VI's speech therapist.

Forgotten archive reveals true story behind 'King's Speech'updated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:07:00

There were always three pictures of King George VI on the mantelpiece of the various houses Mark Logue lived in when he was growing up -- including one signed and dated by the king on the day of his coronation -- but as a boy in the 1970s and 1980s, Logue doesn't remember wondering why.

Hearing loss may be an early sign of dementiaupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 06:18:00

Gradual hearing loss is a common symptom of aging, but in some people it may also be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a new study suggests.

2010: Mental stimulation and dementiaupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 06:18:00

Mental exercises won't prevent Alzheimer's disease, but they may delay it. Patty Lane has more in the Health Minute.

Recovering a singing voiceupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 12:58:00

In her early 20s, the very thing most fundamental to Jessi Teich's career started to turn against her: Her voice.

CDC won't study effects of Chinese drywall exposureupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:07:00

An extended study of the long-term effects of exposure to defective Chinese drywall on people whose homes contained it is not necessary, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has determined.

'The King's Speech' hits close to home for manyupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 08:13:00

Job interviews can give anyone the jitters; for Jeff Davis, they were torturous.

On antidepressants, why the jaw pain?updated: Tue Dec 28 2010 09:45:00

I have been on antidepressants for many years and have taken almost every kind of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. One side effect I developed is temporomandibular joint disease symptoms and tinnitus. I also recently have been diagnosed with attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. All of these medications aggravate my TMJ. The only medication that has helped me in the past is Valium. I am now taking clonazepam with less effectiveness. How common are TMJ symptoms and tinnitus with both of these medications? Any suggestions on how can I get relief for my jaw pain and ringing in my ears?

Day care babies: More infections now, fewer laterupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 16:35:00

Nicole Longaro felt like she was at the pediatrician every other day when her now 3-year-old daughter, Alyssa, first started day care. Alyssa was 4 months old, and Longaro had to return to her job as a human resources manager for a large commercial bank.

The stars of 'Love and Other Drugs'updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 12:02:00

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway talk about their new film and answer your iReport questions.

What are the chances my family will get my strep throat?updated: Mon Nov 29 2010 08:34:00

I recently got diagnosed with strep throat and am taking antibiotics. Will the rest of the family get it also? I had a sore throat but no fever. My husband and kids aren't complaining of any problems.

Study: Antibiotics have little impact on child ear infectionsupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 10:04:00

Giving children antibiotics for ear infections does little to speed their recovery while raising the risk of some side effects, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

2009: Treating ear infectionsupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 10:04:00

Some doctors proceed with caution when treating ear infections. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Why do I hear whistling in both of my ears?updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 09:44:00

I am a 62-year-old male. For over a year now I have been having a whistling in both of my ears. It goes on 24/7 and I am at the end of my rope. Please help me.

How to call in sick without jeopardizing your jobupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 08:38:00

Eric McCoole, 38, called in sick on St. Patrick's Day in 2000, and no, he didn't have a cold, the flu, or a sinus infection. He didn't even have the sniffles.

Authorities searching landfill in case of missing N.C. girlupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 16:45:00

Police were searching a North Carolina landfill Wednesday for "a piece of evidence" in the case of a missing 10-year-old girl, Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said.

Zahra investigators searching landfillupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 16:45:00

Authorities are searching a landfill for "a piece of evidence" in the case of missing 10-year-old Zahra Baker.

Cops remove mattress from Zahra's homeupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 21:42:00

Investigators executed another search at the home where 10-year-old Zahra Baker allegedly disappeared.

Attorney denies abuse claims against missing girl's stepmotherupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 21:42:00

The stepmother of a 10-year-old North Carolina girl reported missing more than a week ago never abused the girl despite allegations from relatives and friends of the family, the woman's attorney said Monday.

Authorities narrow timeline of when North Carolina girl was last seenupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 15:49:00

Investigators have narrowed down the date of the last time someone other than a family member saw a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl to September 25, police said Saturday.

No sign of missing North Carolina girl after extensive searchupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:09:00

Investigators spent another fruitless day Thursday looking for a 10-year-old North Carolina girl missing since last weekend and now believed dead, the local sheriff said.

Pond drained as search for missing N.C. girl continuesupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 04:59:00

Sheriff's deputies, police and firefighters began draining a pond Wednesday night as they resumed their search for the body of a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl.

Chief cries as Amber Alert now homicideupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:12:00

On HLN, a tearful chief of police explains a N.C. Amber Alert for a missing 10-year-old is now a homicide investigation.

New search for missing N.C. girl; stepmom charged with obstructionupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:12:00

Investigators spent a second day searching a lot where the father of a missing 10-year-old girl worked after declaring the girl's disappearance a possible homicide Monday.

Police: Time 'running out' in search for missing girlupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 06:34:00

Investigators pleaded Monday for swift public help in reconstructing events leading to the disappearance of a 10-year-old Hickory, North Carolina, girl after casting doubt on her stepmother's story.

Ransom note found in missing girl caseupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 06:34:00

New breaks in the search for 10-year-old Zahra Baker bring more questions than answers. News 14 North Carolina reports.

Shh! Sound health in 8 stepsupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 13:00:00

Julian Treasure says our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health and has an 8-step plan to fix it.

10 things you didn't know about soundupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 13:00:00

Most of us have become so used to suppressing noise that we don't think much about what we're hearing, or about how we listen. Yet our well-being is now being seriously damaged by modern sound. Here are 10 things about sound and health that you may not know:

What can I do to help my stuttering daughter?updated: Mon Oct 04 2010 08:40:00

My 4-year-old daughter has been stuttering at the beginning of her sentences for the past month. It doesn't seem to bother her and she has a good vocabulary and talks in full sentences. I stuttered too when I was her age but it went away. What can I do to help her?

How do I drain my ears?updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 09:52:00

After taking antibiotics for a sinus infection or ear infection, what is the best way to help encourage drainage of the middle ear or eustachian tube?

Can 3-D movies, television make you sick?updated: Fri Apr 23 2010 08:07:00

Take your thumb and hold it out directly in front of you, away from your face. Now close the left eye. Open it and close the right eye.

Sinus trouble? Secondhand smoke may be to blameupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 16:21:00

If you have perpetually clogged and swollen sinuses, secondhand smoke -- even in small amounts may be to blame. According to a new study, secondhand smoke may be responsible for up to 40 percent of cases of chronic sinusitis.

Will a bifid uvula cause any problems?updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 08:52:00

I was told I have a bifid uvula. Will it cause any problems?

Electronic 'iShoe' aims to prevent fallsupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:13:00

Erez Lieberman-Aiden had a nagging feeling that his grandmother's death, which occurred after a hard fall, could have been prevented.

What can I do for my chronic sinusitis?updated: Wed Mar 10 2010 08:53:00

I have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis. It would seem like every six months or so, I have an episode where I am unable to go to work for about three days because I develop a temperature, swollen lymph nodes, (recently, swollen, inflammed tonsils) headaches and skin flora on my scalp. How is skin flora associated with sinusitis? Will this ever stop?

Cure for stuttering?updated: Thu Feb 11 2010 09:17:00

Researchers believe they have unlocked vital genetic clues about why some people stutter, which they hope will lead to a cure.

Unlocking a medical mystery: Stutteringupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 09:17:00

A new study brings researchers one step closer to unraveling a medical mystery that has perplexed scientists for thousands of years: What causes people to stutter?

Metallica drummer struggles with ringing in earsupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 10:46:00

The noise in the concert hall is loud, throbbing. The crowd chants, "Metallica ... Metallica!"

Are you abusing your ears?updated: Tue Dec 29 2009 10:46:00

Listening to loud sounds without ear protection can do serious damage to your ears, as CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports.

SI.com: Sky Andrecheck: Ten years later, competitive balance remains elusiveupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 14:28:00

As the decade comes to a close, it's interesting to look back on what was considered one of the baseball's largest problems coming into the 21st century: competitive balance. In the year 2000, commissioner Bud Selig's Blue Ribbon Panel released highly publicized findings on this very subject. The panel's most important conclusion was that revenue disparities were causing "chronic competitive imbalance," which "seems likely to remain severe unless Major League Baseball undertakes remedial actions proportional to the problem."

Your cold and flu symptoms, explainedupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 09:29:00

There's a reason for each and every sniffle, sneeze, ache, and pain. Learn why your body behaves the way it does, and discover the quickest ways to feel better.

Could my cough and sore throat be a reaction to the flu vaccine?updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 09:40:00

I received the flu shot but about 10 days later came down with a painful cough, headache, fatigue and sore throat, but no fever. Is this a reaction to the flu shot? It's miserable!

Men, convertible drivers at higher risk for hearing lossupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 12:34:00

From motorcycles to lawnmowers, life is full of noise, but new research shows that it presents a bigger danger for some people than others.

Teen who cries blood gets help from expertsupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 14:09:00

Calvino Inman had just stepped out of the shower one evening in May when a glimpse of his reflection in the mirror caused him to panic. "I looked up and saw myself, and I thought I was going to die," says the 15-year-old from Rockwood, Tennessee. His eyes were streaming tears of blood.

The boy who cries bloodupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 14:09:00

A family is seeking treatment for a rare condition that has a teen crying blood.

SI.com: The Bonus: After one fateful at-bat, Adam Greenberg fights to get back to majorsupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 09:51:00

The Dom Perignon sat in an ice bucket, near a king size bed in the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott. It had been barely 12 hours since Adam Greenberg got The Call, the promotion to the big leagues.

What can I do about ringing in my ears?updated: Wed Jul 29 2009 09:17:00

What is the best remedy for ringing in the ears?

Town still choking on ashupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:03:00

Months after the worst U.S. industrial spill, residents are reporting health problems. Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates.

Months after ash spill, Tennessee town still chokingupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:03:00

Pamela Hampton stands at the kitchen sink, her gaze trained out of the window of her family's small hillside home. The disaster site is not visible from where she stands, but she knows it is there, down the hill, around a short stretch of highway, less than a mile away.

CT scans reveal mummies' long-lost secretsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 13:15:00

A long line of hospital staff wraps around the corridor outside a small conference room in New York to catch a glimpse of the precious cargo.

Salt cave offers saline solution to sinus problemsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 10:05:00

Inside a former church on a suburban London street, a room has been designed to recreate the conditions found in Siberian salt mines.

CNNMoney: Lower your doctors' fees, hospital chargesupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 12:09:00

We told you about saving money on prescriptions, but you can also save money on your doctor and hospital visits.

FDA warns against using 3 popular Zicam cold medsupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 15:43:00

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned consumers to stop using certain Zicam nasal cold remedy products, saying they can cause users to lose their sense of smell permanently.

FDA warns about Zicamupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 15:43:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the FDA's warning not to use Zicam products.

CNNMoney: Zicam may damage sense of smell - FDAupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 19:05:00

Consumers should discontinue use of Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can can permanently damage users' sense of smell, the government said Tuesday.

We recommend