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Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

The risk of hearing loss from exposure to noises is all around us every day and now, a recent study

has found that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud and frequent sounds.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonly

occur in occupational and recreational settings and only a small percentage of those exposed are consistently wearing recommended hearing protection.

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

Chances are that you might end your days slipping into dementia, but now, a recent study has suggested that it's possible to detect the onset of early memory loss.

In a joint Baycrest-University of Memphis study, scientists have discovered a new potential predictor of early dementia through abnormal functionality in regions of the brain that process speech (the brainstem and auditory cortex).

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Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Daily users of e-cigarettes see them as about as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to the results of a small study from the University at Buffalo.

The study of 105 U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers and their partners found that those study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as "at least as satisfying" as cigarettes, and that 58 percent said vaping was "much more" satisfying.

Here's why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your kid

Here's why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your kid

While millions of parents think using hand sanitiser is keeping their kids germ free, a recent report has pointed out the potential dangers of the product.

There have been numerous cases of kids suffering eye irritation, vomiting, and abdominal pains after coming into contact with hand sanitiser, a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.

Between 2011 and 2014 there were 70,000 calls to poison helplines in the US for kids under 12 who had ingested, inhaled or got hand sanitiser in their eyes, according to the report released yesterday.

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T-Mobile customers with two lines will receive third one for free

T-Mobile customers with two lines will receive third one for free

Amid intensifying competition among telecommunication giants, T-Mobile has announced that new and existing users of its certain plans with two lines will receive a third line for free.

T-Mobile has announced that its customers will be able to get three lines for $100 on a One, Simple Choice or Simple Choice No Credit plan without paying any additional price. Those who already have three or more lines can snag another line for free.

Researchers suggest ‘golden trio’ to help women achieve orgasm more often

Researchers suggest ‘golden trio’ to help women achieve orgasm more often

Men are luckier than women when it comes to orgasms. In a recent survey, 95 per cent of male participants said they usually or always enjoyed orgasm while getting “sexually intimate” in the past month, but merely 65 per cent of female participants could say the same.

Now, a team of American researchers has suggested three sexual behaviors or “golden trio” that may help women achieve orgasm more often.

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Researchers find link between blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s

Researchers find link between blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s

A new study has revealed a “tipping point” molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s -- a type of dementia that causes issues with memory, thinking and even behavior.

Establishing the link for the first time, the study showed that excess blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) damage a crucial enzyme that is involved with inflammation response to the initial stages of the Alzheimer's disease.

Verizon scrapes $350M off Yahoo acquisition deal

Verizon scrapes $350M off Yahoo acquisition deal

Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. has agreed to sell its core business to Verizon for $350 millions less than the originally negotiated price tag of $4.83 billion, the struggling web company confirmed on Tuesday.

Reports about a potential price cut had been swirling around the web for the past many weeks as Yahoo’s reputation suffered a major setback due to hacking scandals.

Cincinnati Zoo’s baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

Cincinnati Zoo’s baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

A premature baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo is recovering from dehydration after staff from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provided her with the IV fluids she needed, zoo officials announced.

The four-week-old female hippo, who has been named Fiona, received fluids through an IV catheter. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center staff was called after the zoo’s veterinary staff could not arrange a sustained IV.

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Two Mayo hospitals in Minnesota diagnosed as acute stroke ready facilities

Two Mayo hospitals in Minnesota diagnosed as acute stroke ready facilities

The Minnesota Department of Health has designated Mayo Clinic Health System’s Albert Lea and Austin hospitals as acute stroke ready facilities, health officials announced.

The designation of the two Mayo hospitals means the state’s public health authorities believe that the hospitals’ emergency departments are able to evaluate, stabilize as well a provide emergency care for patients who suffer stroke symptoms.

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