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Newly Identified Form of Vertigo Responds to Treatment

Posted 24 May 2018 by

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 – Because vertigo can have many causes, treating it can be difficult, but researchers have identified a new type that may be effectively treated with medication. "These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite debilitating for people, so it's exciting to be able to discover this new diagnosis of a condition that may respond to treatment," said Dr. Ji-Soo Kim, a ...

Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting

Posted 1 Mar 2016 by

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 – People with a history of fainting may be almost twice as likely as others to get into a car crash, a new study finds. The researchers say the study results suggest officials should consider fainting among various risk factors when they decide who can or can't drive legally. "This risk is small but it raises important questions about policies towards driving," said study ...

YouTube Videos Might Help Ease Form of Vertigo

Posted 23 Jul 2012 by

MONDAY, July 23 – Videos posted on YouTube might come to the rescue of people suffering from a common cause of vertigo, a new study shows. Vertigo is the sensation that everything around you is moving or spinning, even though you're stationary. This study looked at benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), an inner ear disorder that is a common cause of this type of dizziness. It often goes ...

Osteoporosis May Raise Risk for Vertigo

Posted 23 Mar 2009 by

MONDAY, March 23 – People with osteoporosis are much more likely to have vertigo than people with normal bone density, Korean researchers say. Vertigo is an inner ear disorder that's a common cause of dizziness. It's believed to be caused by loose calcium carbonate crystals in the sensing tubes of the inner ear. The researchers compared 209 people with benign positional vertigo with no known ...

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