Tag: hearing loss

Iron-Deficiency Anemia Linked to Hearing Loss

Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA), a common and easily treated condition that results from a lack of sufficient iron in the body, has been found to impact hearing ability in some people. In a recent study, researchers discovered that, while 1.6 percent of the general population has hearing loss, 3.4 percent of

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.

Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of

Take Heed of Throat Cancer Symptoms

Take Heed of Throat Cancer Symptoms

Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your

For a Sharp Brain, Protect Your Senses

The overwhelming majority of older Americans are likely to experience a decline in at least one of their senses over the years, according to a new study—and many have problems in multiple sensory areas. And because the earlier sensory changes are recognized and treated, the better individuals are able to

Q&A: CPAP Machine; Black Lung; Zika Virus

Q. How important is it to regularly clean a CPAP device? I recently started using one, but haven’t cleaned it yet.
A. It is important that CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines are regularly cleaned, since this limits any bacteria buildup within the machine, and also helps to preserve the silicone

Newsbriefs: Hearing Loss; Cancer Deaths

Painkiller Use Associated With Hearing Loss
A recent study (American Journal of Epidemiology, Dec. 14, 2016) suggests there may be a link between hearing loss and long-term use of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil®, Aleve®). Researchers looked at data on 55,850 women age 44 to 69.

Newsbites: Celebrity Chefs; Type 1 Diabetes; Low Iron; Sugar Politics

Celebrity Chefs Set Bad Example for Food Safety
About 1 in 6 Americans suffer a foodborne illness each year, often in their own homes, so safe food handling practices can’t be overemphasized. Recently, scientists watched 100 episodes of cooking shows from 24 celebrity chefs preparing meat dishes and tracked the chefs’

Newsbriefs: Hearing Aids; Crohn’s Disease; NSAIDs

Easier Access to Hearing Aids Enabled.
In early December 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was supporting the creation of a category of over-the-counter hearing aids in order to enable greater access to millions of Americans who suffer from hearing loss—about 30 million people, according to

2014 Index

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)

Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)

Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)

New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)

What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health

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