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Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat

The eyes, ears, nose and throat are interconnected organs that are vital parts of several body systems. Discover how these organs work as well as conditions that can affect them.


Blue light-blocking glasses are super popular these days. But do they even work the way marketers promise?

Music festivals are a blast, but research shows they can also be a bummer for your ears. One study even says that alcohol, coupled with loud music, can make the hearing loss worse.

You had LASIK surgery a few years ago, and your vision has started to blur again. Is this normal?

Diplomatic staffers in Havana, Cuba, recently began to suffer from a series of health problems. Were they sound-related?

Colorblindness affects around 300 million people worldwide. What is it and how can glasses help?

Although we've often been told that dogs have a superior sense of smell to people, a new report says there's little difference.

Is this you? This is totally you. Why do some people burst into violent sneezing fits when they encounter bright sunlight? Check your genetics.

Maybe if you look at it with only one eye -- in the dark.

And it's not because of all that screen time.

Selfish humans act in our own self interest, but when it comes to cotton buds and ears we do exactly what science says not to. And yes, your doctor can tell.

We dig into the science and history of those delightful respiratory explosions we call sneezes, including one that's copyrighted.

Does vocal fry signal the most annoying end of times? Or is it just part of a natural language progression?

Think your peepers are passé? Some cutting-edge cosmetic procedures can take your brown eyes to bright blue — with a few inherent risks.

Poetry is full of references to salty and bitter tears, but there's not much about bloody tears. Besides movie villains who weep blood, is this phenomenon real?

In some settings, you just can't heave a giant sneeze. If you hold back during a meeting or date, you're exhibiting decorum. Could you also be making a death wish?

It's hard to imagine being thankful for mucus when you've got a nose full of it, but if it all went away you'd really be in trouble.

Earwax might seem like just another gross bodily substance, but it serves a very important function in the health of your ear canal.

Boogers are more than an annoyance. Your body makes them for a very specific purpose — and it's not to gross out other people.

As you're wiping away the crust from your eyes in the morning, do you ever ponder why it forms in the first place?

Any doctor will tell you not to stick a cotton swab in your ear, although most of us disregard the warning. Luckily, there are safer ways to remove earwax.

They say there are two types of people who pick their nose – those who do and those who lie about doing it. Would you be more prone to admit it if you found out it might be good for you? Let's see if it is.

Your mom always told you not to pick them, but you really have no idea why. So what's up with the nasty, snotty invaders camping out in your nose?

Sneezing at the wrong moment can be downright dangerous — they've even been blamed for car accidents. But could stifling a sneeze be just as bad?

The urge to sneeze can come upon you at the worst times — say during a funeral — but luckily there are ways to suppress it.