‘I’d go to a family function and not talk to anyone’: the social impact of hearing loss

Alan Edwards can still remember the day he heard clearly for the first time. “It was an overwhelming sense of calm,” Edwards says, remembering sitting on a park bench and laughing as he enjoyed the sounds he’d never heard before. Alan Edwards found himself feeling isolated when his hearing deteriorated. “It was really fascinating and amazing.” Having struggled with genetic, […]

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Hearing Loss Linked to Subjective Cognitive Function Decline

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — For older men, hearing loss is associated with subjective cognitive function (SCF) decline, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Sharon G. Curhan, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal study from 2008 to 2016 involving 10,107 men aged 62 […]

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Skipping Breakfast Won’t Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 — For years, you’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. But new research suggests that’s not true. Eating a hearty breakfast doesn’t help people eat less later in the day, and those who have breakfast end up eating more calories each day, […]

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Study tunes into musician concerns with hearing loss

Findings from a Western-led study into the biggest concerns faced by musicians with hearing loss should strike a chord with educators and conductors and result in new ways to lead ensembles, researchers explained. While musical performance would be expected to top their list of concerns, musicians with hearing loss said they struggled most with tuning into the conductor’s instructions during […]

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Fast 800: How cutting time spent eating can turbo-charge weight loss

Fast 800 Diet: Doctor Michael Mosley on how cutting the time you spend eating each day can turbo-charge your weight loss Time Restricted Eating is a form of fasting popular among millennials celebrities Aim is to gain benefits by extending night fast from 8 hours to ten or more hours Dr Mosley has provided several healthy soup and salad options […]

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Loss of two genes drives a deadly form of colorectal cancer, reveals a potential treatment

Colorectal cancers arise from earlier growths, called polyps, found on the inner surface of the colon. Scientists are now learning that polyps use two distinct molecular pathways as they progress to cancer, called the “conventional” and “alternative” pathways. The latter leads to an often treatment-resistant tumor, called serrated colorectal cancer; thus, distinguishing between these two cancer types holds implications for […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Weight loss and other side effects

According to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated two-thirds of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are overweight or have obesity. Weight loss can be a side effect of RA medication or a symptom of the condition itself. Does RA cause weight loss? A person with RA may lose weight for many reasons. For example, pain and stiffness can make it hard […]

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Greater weight loss with gastric bypass than other bariatric surgeries

(HealthDay)—Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with greater weight loss at one, three, and five years than sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or adjustable gastric banding (AGB), though it also has the highest rate of 30-day adverse events, according to a study published Oct. 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. David Arterburn, M.D., M.P.H., from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute […]

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Gastric bypass surgery associated with greater weight loss in adults

Adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery than either sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding, according to a new study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This is the largest long-term study of bariatric surgery to date. It included more than 46,000 patients at 41 participating health systems in 11 […]

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