Life & Style - Health

Hearing loss in elderly linked to dementia: study

A study shows that elderly people suffering with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia

Consumer group urges ban on food dyes

The color dyes used to brighten cereals, snacks and drinks help make some children hyperactive and should be banned or at least carry a warning

Parents of twins slightly more likely to divorce

Parents of twins may be slightly more likely to get divorced than parents without twins, according to a new study

Warnings linking Facebook use and teen depression

Add "Facebook depression" to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors' group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site

Diet high in fish linked to stronger bones

Older adults who eat greater amounts of fish end up preserving their bone density better than people who don't eat as much fish

The hidden poison in Chinese food

With Chinese food on the rise all over the world, consider the risks of the industry's favourite ingredient, MSG: food expert speaks to Ahram Online

More boys than girls wet their bed

About five in 100 kids wet the bed at night, but boys are more than twice as likely than girls, a new study says

Counting carbs may help with type 1 diabetes

Tallying the number of carbohydrates in the diet may be helpful to people using an insulin pump to treat type 1 diabetes

Counting lung cancer cells helps predict disease

The number of lung cancer cells circulating in a patient's blood could help determine how aggressive the cancer is and predict the best treatment to use

Long-term tamoxifen boosts breast cancer survival

Breast cancer patients who take the generic drug tamoxifen for five years are less likely to see their cancer return than those who take it for only two years

Texas man gets first full face transplant in US

A break through for those in need of a more than just plastic surgery.

Protecting your home: the balance between paranoia and negligence

Although security may be back on track, it is too soon to let down your guard

Omega-3 linked to less age-related vision loss

Women who get lots of omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease affecting millions of older adults

Aspirin, other meds linked to stomach bleeding

People taking low doses of aspirin to protect their heart may be at risk for stomach bleeding, and those taking both aspirin and other common drugs may have an even higher risk

More evidence folic acid prevents birth defects

A new study finds that birth defects fell substantially after more women began taking folic acid -- adding to evidence of the B vitamin's benefits during pregnancy.

Japan nuclear health risks won't blow abroad

Winds are likely to carry any contamination out to the Pacific without threatening other nations

Cherish your baby, store their stem cells

The recent increase in awareness of stem cell research has introduced a new idea

FDA:migraine drug ups risk for oral birth defects

A drug also used to help prevent migraines can increase the risk for oral birth defects in babies born to women taking the medication

Not getting enough sleep? Turn off the technology

Dependence on televisions, cell phones and laptops may be costing us dearly - in lack of sleep

Big drop in children with ear infections

There has been nearly a 30 per cent drop over 15 years in young children's visits to the doctor for ear infections

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