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WHO advocates safer listening practices to avoid hearing loss

March 18, 2019

Neurological hearing loss is a typical health problem due to exposure to unsafe noise levels according to Pan Tao, an otologist from the Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing. His department receives more and more patients with the impairment, including teenagers. Data from the WHO has indicated that nearly 50% of teenagers and young adults […]

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Kidney transplant medications may raise skin cancer risk, RCSI

March 7, 2019

Kidney transplants are a regular procedure for kidney failure. However, caution is needed – a collaborative study by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and national representatives from Beaumont Hospital has suggested an increased risk of skin cancer in kidney transplant patients. The3,821 deceased and living patients analysed by RCSI had either one, […]

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Study discovers possible solution to deadly flu virus

February 26, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that seasonal influenza epidemics kill many people each year – particularly dangerous to the elderly, children and those with compromised immune systems, and even certain ethnic groups without immunity to the disease. Current vaccine formula offer limited protection and must be regularly updated because of mutating strains of […]

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Loud music damages hearing faster, UN says millennials most at risk

February 15, 2019

The UN health agency advises against loud music that potentially damages hearing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) figure some 450 million people worldwide have debilitating hearing loss, and that number is expected to nearly double to 900 million by 2050 – about one in every 10 people. Dr. Shelly Chadha of WHO’s prevention of deafness […]

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Genetically-modified eggs contain cancer drugs

January 29, 2019

Genetic modification of an animal involves altering its existing genetic material to introduce new traits, such as disease resistance. Much research has gone into the possibilities of genetic modification to help our health. A new scientific development has genetically-modified (GM) chickens lay drug-filled eggs of medicinal value. Previously, scientists have shown that genetically-modified goats can […]

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Low-carb diets, healthy or not?

January 18, 2019

Low-carb dieting is a new millennial trend where the consumption of carbohydrates is lessened while more protein, natural fats and vegetables are eaten instead. These carbohydrates come in the form of sugary foods, pasta, white rice, and white bread. This dieting habit may result in weight loss and improved health, but claims of it causing […]

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Keep close watch on volume depletion and here’s why

January 17, 2019

The term “volume depletion” may not ring a bell to most of us.  Sharing a few similar symptoms with dehydration, they seem to be identical, but not quite.  Volume depletion refers to the reduction of the volume of water in the blood vessels of our body, much more likely than dehydration, which is the loss […]

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Fall proofing the home for older adults

January 17, 2019

Falls are dangerous to the elderly. Head injuries or complications from bone fractures resulting from falls are not uncommon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that yearly, more than one in four older adults aged 65 and older experience falls. In the US, falls are the top cause of injuries and death […]

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Ohio company recalls sausage products on possible rubber contamination

January 14, 2019

J. H. Routh Packing Co, a Sandusky, Ohio establishment, has recalled an estimated 780 kg raw pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported. The raw ground pork bulk and link sausage items were produced from 1-4 January this year. The firm […]

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Cancer patients may face greater risk of painful skin condition

January 11, 2019

Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of about 240,000 cancer patients in Australia from 2006 to 2015, found that any type of cancer was associated with a […]

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