Discover Magazine: Science This Week. 06 December 2018
“Discover Magazine”, 06 December 2018.
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The Long History of America’s Anti-Vaccination Movement
Vaccinations have eradicated major human diseases, yet distrust in them persists.
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We’ve entered a new age of data harvesting, one where your GPS coordinates and even your face are fair game for corporations. But according to biomedical engineer and co-author of Legend of Sumeria, Dr. Biju Parekkadan, the holy grail isn’t going to be your browser history—it’ll be your DNA.
Reports of tinnitus, which often manifests as a ringing in the ears, go back centuries. Today, tinnitus continues to resist medicine’s best efforts, despite being one of the more common medical disorders. Here’s what we know about the perplexing disorder:
Surveys show that between 5 and 15 percent of people say they have heard some kind of phantom noise for six months or more; some 1 to 3 percent say tinnitus lowers their quality of life.
- Tinnitus can force people to withdraw from their social life, make them depressed, and give them insomnia.
- Some modern doctors prescribe drugs like lidocaine. Others offer patients cognitive therapy. Some have people listen to certain sounds, others apply magnetic pulses to the brain and even implant electrodes in the brain stem.
- Although many treatments have shown some promise, none is consistently effective. Recent research suggests why: Tinnitus is a lot more complicated than just a ringing in the ears. It is more like a ringing across the brain.
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