Should you sing when suffering from a cold?

Vocal fold nodules are another concern for many singers, but they aren’t caused by colds or infections, according to Costello. “Nodules develop over time when a singer brings their vocal folds together with a lot of energy. If you’ve got quite a loud voice, then you can end up with thickening calluses on your vocal … Read more

Leprosy: the ancient disease scientists can’t solve

If an effective rapid diagnostic test were available – one that was non-invasive and effective, many of these missing cases of leprosy and close contacts of patients could be diagosed, without the need for blanket prescriptions of rifampicin to potentially healthy individuals. The good news is that these diagnostic tests are currently under development – … Read more

This Week’s Best Concerts | Houston Press

Who doesn’t love lists? Especially those that spark lively debate.  Rolling Stone just released its list of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time, creating a bit of controversy due to the exclusion of Celine Dion. I’m OK with that, and with Aretha Franklin in the No. 1 spot, but Frank Sinatra barely scraping into … Read more

How treatment and management of MS has changed over the years, and what’s next.

By Benjamin Segal, MD, as told to Kara Mayer Robinson We’ve come a long way in treating MS — it’s been one of the biggest success stories in medicine. Over the last 20 years, there has been a revolution in drugs that change the course of the disease, particularly relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Back when … Read more

Panel shares hopes and visions for Myanmar’s future

NEW YORK (NEWS10) — In the first story covering the panel discussion between five Burmese nationals resisting the Myanmar military regime, panelists discussed how the military has been entrenched in power. This is a continuation and will cover the discussion surrounding present conditions in Myanmar and aspirations for the future. Get all of the latest … Read more