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Longer use of pain relievers associated with hearing loss in women

11/01/2017

As many as two-thirds of women in the United States over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. Using data from the Nurses' Health Study, a team led by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found evidence that the duration of use of over-the-counter medications for pain relief, including ibuprofen or acetaminophen, is associated with higher risk of hearing loss.
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Helping pays off: People who care for others live longer

09/01/2017

Study investigates the relationship between caregiving and lifespan: Older people who help and support others live longer. These are the findings of a study published in the journal "Evolution and Human Behavior".
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Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom

06/01/2017

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty.
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Research unlocks clues to language-based learning in children

21/12/2016

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), one in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities - one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols.
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Women with dementia receive less medical attention

05/12/2016

Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL (University College London) research reveals.
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