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Janice Neumann

Hearing aids may slow mental decline in hard-of-hearing elderly

Nov 05 2015

(Reuters Health) - Seniors with hearing loss who use hearing aids may experience cognitive decline at a rate more like their peers without hearing trouble, according to a French study that followed thousands of seniors for 25 years.

Basketball players may be at heightened risk of lung clots

Oct 30 2015

(Reuters Health) - Basketball players could be at heightened risk for dangerous blood clots that travel to the lungs, according to a small Spanish study.

Face time with loved ones may help prevent depression in elderly

Oct 22 2015

(Reuters Health) - Frequent get-togethers with their children or friends could help ward off depression in older adults more effectively than phone or written contact, a U.S. study finds.

'Selfie zones,' misting towers, might reduce scenic-spot drownings

Oct 16 2015

(Reuters Health) – At Yosemite National Park in California, most accidental deaths are water-related, with people trying to cool off or take pictures, new research shows.

Support rising for outdoor smoking bans in U.S., Canada

Oct 09 2015

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of people in the U.S. and Canada support smoke-free laws for outdoor venues, especially where children congregate or at building entrances, according to a new review of public surveys.

Incomplete transport policies, payment for risky births in U.S.

Oct 03 2015

(Reuters Health) - U.S. states need better policies for transporting high-risk pregnant women and newborns to the specialized care they need - and then back to their local hospitals for continuing care, researchers say.

Incomplete transport policies, payment for risky births in U.S.

Oct 02 2015

(Reuters Health) - U.S. states need better policies for transporting high-risk pregnant women and newborns to the specialized care they need - and then back to their local hospitals for continuing care, researchers say.

Small height differences among kids may reflect economic disparities

Sep 27 2015

(Story corrects spelling of Eliasziw in paragraphs 13, 14 and 16 in September 24 version.)

Small height differences among kids may reflect economic disparities

Sep 24 2015

(Reuters Health) - A study of British children finds that slight height differences track with deprivation, especially among white kids, with children in poor neighborhoods standing up to two-thirds of an inch (1.6 centimeters) shorter than those in rich areas.

Unsupervised teens more likely to use tobacco, pot and alcohol

Sep 18 2015

Reuters Health) - A small U.S. study appears to confirm adult fears that teens who spend more than the average amount of unsupervised time “hanging out” with peers have higher odds of smoking cigarettes and marijuana and drinking alcohol.

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