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Postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase hearing loss risk

By: IANS | New York | Published:May 10, 2017 6:48 pm Higher risk of loss hearing is associated with older age at natural menopause. (Source: Thinkstock images) Far from reducing the risk of hearing loss, hormone therapy after menopause may actually aggravate the problem, and the risk tends to increase …

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Better sleep and a cup of coffee may help ease pain

By: IANS | New York | Published:May 10, 2017 7:58 pm Say good bye to your pain and pain killers. (Source: File Photo) Rather than taking painkillers, patients with chronic pain might benefit from better sleeping habits coupled with daytime alertness-promoting agents such as coffee, suggests a research. The study, …

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Cotton buds may be hazardous for children: study

By: PTI | Washington | Published:May 8, 2017 8:45 pm About two out of every three patients were younger than eight years of age, with patients aged 0-3 years accounting for 40 per cent of all injuries, researchers said. (Representational Image) Parents, take note! Cotton buds may do more harm …

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Why are women more prone to asthma?

By: IANS | London | Published:May 9, 2017 8:59 pm Primary male sex hormone suppresses the production of a type of immune cell in women. (Source: File Photo) Absence of testosterone in women may explain why females are doubly likely to develop asthma post-puberty, a finding that could lead to …

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Energy drinks could be deadly for people with heart disease

By: IANS | Sydney | Published:May 9, 2017 2:07 pm The results of the study showed that three patients exhibited dangerous QT prolongation following energy drink consumption and two of the three had sharp increases in blood pressure. (Source: File Photo) Drinking even a small amount of caffeinated energy drinks …

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