Study Shows Improvement in Treating Tinnitus
“Encouraging results” have come from research in New Zealand where a smartphone ap was used to treat tinnitus. Out of 61 people studied, sixty-five percent reported improvement. “For some people, it was life-changing….” The treatment helps the constant ringing or buzzing noise fade more into the background. Here’s more from IFLScience.
Endangered Salmon are About to Swim Upstream Again after 80 Years
“Whatever happens to the salmon happens to us,” Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader
Since the construction of the Shasta Dam in 1942, endangered chinook salmon have not been able to swim upstream to spawn in the cold mountain waters of Northern California. Wildlife officials collected about 20,000 eggs from a National Fish Hatchery near Redding, drove them three hours north, then “lugged the cooler down a rocky slope to the riverbank….” This story includes the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s moving ceremonial blessings for the salmon and their importance to tribal culture.
A New Vaccine for Lyme Disease is Almost Ready
The Lyme disease vaccine is now in the final phase of a clinical study in humans. NPR has details.
Little League Batter Consoles Pitcher Who Hit Him with the Ball
At a little league baseball game, the pitcher Kaiden felt noticeably upset after accidentally hitting the batter in the head, knocking off his helmet. The batter, 12-year-old Isaiah, seeing that the pitcher was upset, went to console him and let him know he was okay.
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