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Vishwadha Chander

Hearing aids may help delay dementia, depression in elders

Oct 11 2019

For older adults, hearing aids may delay some forms of mental and physical decline associated with hearing loss and aging, a U.S. study suggests.

Sciatica common, tied to other conditions in older U.S. adults

Oct 02 2019

(Reuters Health) - One in four older Americans has experienced the sharp, sometimes disabling, pain of sciatica, and these older adults are more prone to have other illnesses and lowered quality of life, a new U.S. study suggests.

Workplaces could be good setting for diabetes prevention

Sep 27 2019

People in certain occupations have a three-times-higher risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those in other jobs, probably because of lifestyle factors, a nationwide study in Sweden suggests.

People don't recognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly

Sep 23 2019

When heart attack symptoms start gradually and don't follow exertion, patients are much slower to get to an emergency room and risk missing a critical window for preserving heart function, researchers say.

Too few pregnant women get exercise advice from doctors, study finds

Sep 20 2019

(Reuters Health) - Only one in two pregnant women in an Australian survey said their healthcare practitioner had advised them about exercising, and more than half of these women had to raise the topic themselves, researchers found.

Race, income may impact U.S. oral cancer screening rates

Sep 16 2019

Only about 1 in 3 U.S. adults say a dentist has ever examined them for oral cancer - and most of those who remember getting such exams are non-Hispanic whites, a new study suggests.

Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery

Sep 02 2019

(Reuters Health) - For obese diabetics in a large U.S. study, weight-loss surgery was linked with a significant reduction in long-term rates of major cardiovascular problems.

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