11/01/2017As 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.
09/01/2017Study 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".
06/01/2017A 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.
21/12/2016According 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.
05/12/2016Women 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.