Public-Health

Association between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia

In a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kathleen M. Schieffer, B.S., of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and colleagues examined the association between sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia in adults ages 21 to 90 years in the United States. Hearing by Maklay62@pixelbay In 2014, approximately …

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Systemic review of literature finds no evidence of increased risk of fatal stomach bleed following use of aspirin

Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. Published in the journal Public Library of Science, the extensive study of literature on aspirin reveals that while regular use of the drug increases the risk …

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Researchers study association between Malignant Mesothelioma and Asbestos exposure in Eastern China

A new research letter published online by JAMA Oncology looks at asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma in Eastern China. The study examined tumors diagnosed as malignant mesothelioma from 2002 through 2015 at two Chinese hospitals – one in Hangzhou, China, where there is no asbestos industry and one in Yuyao, China, located in the Chinese …

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Association between cataracts and depression identified in elderly population

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The link between cataracts and depression is independent of other factors, and appears strongest among older adults with lower education, according to new research by Haifang Wang, …

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Cost of sleep deprivation

A lack of sleep among the U.S. working population is costing the economy up to $411 billion a year, which is 2.28 percent of the country’s GDP, a new report finds. According to researchers at the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, part of the RAND Corporation, sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and …

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Understanding how Zika virus interacts with human antibody C10 paves way for new therapeutic target

As Zika virus spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika virus rings loud and clear. Taking a step further in identifying a possible therapeutic candidate, a team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), in collaboration with scientists from the University of North Carolina, have discovered the mechanism …

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Pediatric Hypertension underdiagnosed and undertreated

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics. The study focused on children with abnormal blood pressures across the United States, and is the first to show a widespread underdiagnosis of these conditions by pediatricians in children ages 3 to 18. Researchers analyzed the electronic health …

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