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Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link

Hearing loss and cognitive decline: Study probes link

Recent research adds to a growing body of knowledge that links hearing loss with cognitive decline, which is a hallmark of dementia and often precedes the disease. Research suggests a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline. After analyzing 8 years of data from a health study of more than 10,000 men, scientists at Brigham […]

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Could stem cells reverse diabetes?

Could stem cells reverse diabetes?

Diabetes is manageable with proper care, but no cure is yet available. Some scientists believe that transforming stem cells into insulin-secreting cells might offer hope. Stem cell researchers are attempting to crack diabetes. A new study, which features in the journal Stem Cell Reports, highlights research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, […]

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Thyroid Problems

Thyroid Problems

What should I know about thyroid disorders? What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid gland makes and stores hormones that help regulate the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and the rate at which food is converted into energy. Thyroid hormones are essential for the function of every cell in the body. They help regulate […]

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‘Cocktail’ Approach Offers Early Hope for New Male Contraceptive

‘Cocktail’ Approach Offers Early Hope for New Male Contraceptive

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The research is in its early days, but Chinese scientists say they’re using bartenders’ tricks to stir up a new, reversible male contraceptive. In experiments with rats, the method successfully kept sexually active males from impregnating females for more than two months. “The two […]

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Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets

About 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets are being recalled by Tyson Foods because they may be contaminated with rubber. The recalled 5-pound plastic packages of “Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets,” were produced on November 26, 2018. They have a use-by date of November 26, 2019, a case code “3308SDL03” on the label, and the […]

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Health Tip: Safely Remove a Splinter

Health Tip: Safely Remove a Splinter

(HealthDay News) — When a thin piece of wood, glass or metal gets embedded within the top layers of your skin, you know how annoying and painful a splinter can be. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The U.S. Library of Medicine suggests how to remove a splinter safely: Sterilize a pin or needle by soaking […]

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Layer Up During the Polar Vortex

Layer Up During the Polar Vortex

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As a giant polar vortex sweeps down over most of the United States, bringing with it temperatures so frigid that frostbite and hypothermia can happen within minutes, doctors have some advice for those who dare to venture outside. The swath of the cold […]

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Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region

Opioid Danger to Newborns Varies By Region

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Areas of the United States with high unemployment and few mental health services have higher rates of newborns who were exposed to opioids in the womb, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on 6.3 million births between 2009 and 2015 in 580 counties in […]

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‘Mind-Reading’ AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

‘Mind-Reading’ AI Turns Thoughts Into Spoken Words

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a breakthrough straight out of the world of science fiction, a team of researchers has used artificial intelligence (AI) to turn brain signals into computer-generated speech. The feat was accomplished with the assistance of five epilepsy patients. All had been […]