Ear, Nose, and Throat

Your ears, nose and throat are connected. Learn about common ENT problems.

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Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing: Which Is Better?

Your nose is specially designed to help you breathe optimally, while breathing too much through your mouth can actually have serious health consequences.

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Everything You Need to Know About Reusable Q-tips

Reusable Q-tips are an eco-friendly alternative to single-use swabs that help reduce waste. Experts reveal their benefits and safety tips.


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Sneezes: Here’s Exactly What Happens When You Sneeze—and Why

Why do people sneeze? We asked experts to tell us how and why we sneeze, common irritants, and how to...


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So, Why Does Your Nose Always Run When It’s Cold?

We've all been there, running for a bus or train on a chilly morning only to find that our nose...


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12 Diseases Doctors Can Actually Detect Through Smell

Many diseases and conditions have their own "breathprint," and this may soon pave the way for earlier detection and diagnosis.

How Bad Is It to Hold in a Sneeze?

We've all suppressed sneezes to avoid embarrassment, but just how much damage does holding in a sneeze cause?


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5 Clear Signs You Have Sinus Infection Symptoms

Symptoms often mimic those of a common cold—but these are some of the bigger differences


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6 Strep Throat Signs to Never Ignore

Your throat may be on fire, but it may or may not be strep throat. Here are the strep throat...


The Dangerous Reason You Shouldn’t Pick Your Nose

Digging for gold could do more harm than good.


1.1 Billion Millennials Are at Risk for a Condition Linked to Dementia

This surprising age group—and the generation behind them—is at high risk of hearing loss, a condition that is also linked...

13 Bizarre Things You Never Knew About Your Own Voice

Your larynx is much more than just a noise-making organ. Check out these fun facts about the voice box and...


6 Body Parts You Can Stop Cleaning So Often

Some body parts do not have to be squeaky clean. You'll look and feel better if you wash these parts...


5 Silent Signs of Hearing Loss You May Be Ignoring

Hearing loss isn’t just for the elderly, so if you notice any of the following warning signs, like buzzing...


14 Effective Tinnitus Cures to Try If You Have Ringing in Your Ears

Don’t believe what you hear—you don’t need to learn to deal with that maddening noise in your ears forever. Here...


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Sore Throat Remedies: 12 Natural Gargles That May Ease the Pain

Gargling is a simple and remarkably effective way to kill germs and soothe a sore throat. Try one of these...

Why Some People Get Motion Sickness—and Others Don’t

If winding roads, bumpy planes, or rocking boats leave you queasy, we've got solutions. Here's the rundown on motion sickness—and...



This Is How You Really Should Be Cleaning Your Ears—No Q-Tips Required

Try this simple trick for cleaning out your ears without causing any damage


If You Can’t Recognize These 5 Smells, You Could Develop Dementia

It's not just forgetfulness that can indicate your risk of developing dementia—new research suggests your sense of smell has a...


7 Things Your Earwax Could Reveal About Your Health

Earwax helps protect the ear and keep it clean and healthy. Read this before you pick up that Q-tip.


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9 Medical Reasons You’re Losing Your Sense Of Smell

A change in your sense of smell could signal the onset of a health concern—​the experts weigh in on the...


There’s a Reason You Feel Like Smells Always Get Stuck in Your Nose

Here's why you can smell your co-worker's heavy perfume long after you've left the office.


So, You’ve Got Ringing in the Ears—Should You Be Worried?

If you didn't spend last night at a rock concert and your ears are buzzing, clicking or pulsating, it could...

Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Raise Your Risk of Hearing Loss?

The sad fact is that our risk of hearing loss increases as we age. But can hormone replacement therapy make...


When It’s OK to Buy an Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid

People want more affordable and accessible options for hearing loss. But is it really a good idea to fit yourself...



If You Live in Any of These Places, You Might Lose Your Hearing

Noisy cities aren't just annoying—they could also put your hearing at risk.


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What’s the Best Way to Clean Out Earwax—If You Can’t Use Q-Tips?

Experts reveal how cleaning out earwax with a cotton swab could lead to some hearing loss, plus, the right...


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Do Throat Lozenges Really Work?

Sure, they taste good, but do they actually soothe a sore throat or quiet a cough? Read on.