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Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re poor, you’ll likely have less success with your hearing aid, a new study finds. A survey of more than 1,100 Medicare recipients with hearing aids found that 27 percent of low-income users still had a lot of trouble hearing. […]

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Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in […]

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Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

Diet Soda Linked to Risk for Diabetic Blindness

WebMD Health News Jan. 8, 2019 — Drinking diet soda may raise the risk for a severe type of diabetic eye disease that can lead to blindness, a new study says. Latest Diabetes News The study, published in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, is the first to evaluate the link between soft drinks and what’s called […]

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Getting Flu Shot During Hospital Stay Is a Safe Bet

Getting Flu Shot During Hospital Stay Is a Safe Bet

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many doctors may worry about giving their hospital patients a flu shot, but a new study suggests they can relax. “We know rates of inpatient flu vaccination are low, often due to physician concerns that the vaccine could complicate healing or delay hospital […]

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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study reveals. Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27 percent. In real numbers, that’s […]

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Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is “unacceptably low,” researchers say. In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were […]

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Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition. Middle school and high school students with asthma were 27 percent more […]

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20 ways to lose weight safely

20 ways to lose weight safely

Many people are unsure how to lose weight safely and naturally. It does not help that many websites and advertisements, particularly those belonging to companies that sell diet drugs or other weight-loss products, promote misinformation about losing weight. According to 2014 research, most people who search for tips on how to lose weight will come […]

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Gargling hydrogen peroxide: Benefits and how-to

Gargling hydrogen peroxide: Benefits and how-to

Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic frequently used to clean minor cuts or disinfect surfaces. Due to its versatility, hydrogen peroxide is a staple in many medicine cabinets and first aid kits, and it is readily available at most drug stores. Some people gargle with hydrogen peroxide to benefit from its cleansing properties. The liquid contains […]