An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which causes a person to perceive noise in one or both ears when no external sound exists. The noise can occur intermittently or persistently and can interfere with sleep and concentration, and has been linked with stress and depression. The condition is
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that causes temporary pauses in breathing throughout the night, is a known contributor to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems. Now, research suggests that osteoporosis may be among the complications related to this common sleep disorder.
A study published online in the Endocrine Society’s
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which your blood presses against the inside of your arteries is too great. Over time, hypertension can increase your risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and heart attack, as well as damaging your kidneys.
Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3s and vitamin D, making it beneficial to health in numerous ways. But watch out: cod liver oil can also contain toxic levels of vitamin A.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered by many women to be a normal part of aging, and many women feel its effects, such as creaky knees, sore hips, and throbbing fingers, after age 50. Unfortunately, you cannot stop OA once it begins, but you can take measures to slow its progression and
Q: My father has mixed dementia. What is mixed dementia? Can it be treated?
A: The term mixed dementia is often used to describe a combination of vascular dementia (caused by reduced blood flow to the brain) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It had been thought that about one in five Americans
If you’re trying to figure out how to stop snoring, you have a wide range of possible solutions awaiting you. Sometimes altering your lifestyle is in order (see sidebar below); weight loss or avoiding alcohol too close to bedtime may be enough to quiet your slumber. Or you may need
MGH RESEARCHERS LINK STRESS AND HIGHER RISK FOR STROKE
Elevated activity levels in the brain’s amygdala—a region associated with stress—may be an indicator of higher risk for stroke and heart attack, according to a research team lead by the co-director of MGH’s cardiac imaging program. In an effort to examine the
Conventional cholesterol tests don’t measure this high risk cholesterol particle, and that testing is absolutely critical if you have early heart disease. Learn how to measure (and lower) your own cholesterol numbers at home.
An Association Found Between Hearing Loss and Anemia
According to research coming out of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, in 2014 approximately 15 percent of adults reported difficulty with hearing. Researchers evaluated associations between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and found that it increased the odds of