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Lower Brain Tissue Oxygenation Can Cause Falls

Researchers from Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) and the Department of Medical Physics at St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin have discovered that brain tissue oxygenation is lower in frailer older adults with multiple health conditions (multi-morbidity), putting them at risk of faints and falls.

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‘NPR’ Article Explains Hearing Loss from Concussion

Concussions are known to cause symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and confusion, however, a mild brain injury can also making discerning speech in a noisy environment difficult, as NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton details in a recent “Short Wave” episode.

CILcare Partners with Vertidiag on Vestibular Solutions

Vertidiag is said to have developed a technical platform to induce controlled vestibular disorders and to measure their functional impacts. This platform uses behavioral pharmacology, along with a battery of cellular and molecular biology tools that support the understanding of the mechanisms of action of potential drug candidates.

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The American Academy of Otolaryngology Publishes Update to BPPV Treatment Guideline

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published the Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update) March 1 in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the Academy announced in a release. The updated guideline reportedly provides evidence-based recommendations for healthcare providers on diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as well as answers to frequently asked questions about BPPV.

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