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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.

Mark Zuckerberg warns against U-turn of global thinking

Mark Zuckerberg warns against U-turn of global thinking

Portraying Facebook as a bulwark against rising isolationism, CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed on Thursday that the social-networking platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the entire globe.

In a lengthy letter to Facebook users, Zuckerberg quoted former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s eloquence during the nation’s 19th century Civil War.

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Less water intake accelerates urine infection

Less water intake accelerates urine infection

Winter problems are no longer restricted to cough, cold and flu. When the temperature drops and the cold winds begin to blow, the air becomes drier and our bodies get less moisture than they do in warmer months, leading to dehydration. And that is the first step towards a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

UTI refers to a bacterial infection anywhere in the urinary tract, such as the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or the urethra and one tends to be exposed to such infections in winters.

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Seattle approves ‘safe-injection’ sites for addicts

Seattle approves ‘safe-injection’ sites for addicts

Seattle officials on Friday approved multiple “safe-injection” sites for users of illegal drugs like heroin, claiming that the controversial decision would help save lives.

The safe-injection sites will provide users with clean needles, medical supervision in addition to quick access to drugs that would reverse the effects of an overdose. Such sites have long been in place in several European cities.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and other officials called the move a drastic but also necessary, claiming that these sites would help a lot in saving lives.

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Iridium celebrating successful launch of its 10 NEXT satellites

Iridium celebrating successful launch of its 10 NEXT satellites

With SpaceX Falcon 9’s successful return to flight, Virginia-based Iridium Communications Inc. is celebrating the launch of its first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites.

Carrying 10 Iridium satellites, a Falocon 9 rocket lifted off from a launch pad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:54 p.m. EST (1754 GMT) on Saturday, and successfully launched all the satellites in Earth’s low-orbit 59 minutes after the lift off.

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Attention parents! Superhero culture may up aggression in your kids

Attention parents! Superhero culture may up aggression in your kids

Is your kid fascinated with superheroes? Does he love to dress up like a Spiderman thinking that he will go around pretending to spin webs?

Dear parents, a new study warns that kids, who frequently engage with superhero culture, are more likely to be physically and relationally aggressive.

The research appears in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Researchers from Brigham Young University in the US found that children, who frequently engage with superhero culture are more likely to be physically and relationally aggressive one year later.

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CDC: Life Expectancy in the United States At Same Level for Past Three Years

Life Expectancy in the United States At Same Level for Past Three Years: CDC

On analyzing data from 188 countries, researchers have found that huge increase in life expectancy rate and healthy life expectancy rate across the world. The report shows that life expectancy rate has increased by more than six years since 1990 and healthy life expectancy rate has increased by more than five years. As per statistical report released, researchers found increase in life expectancy rate from 65 years in 1990s to 71.5 years in 2013.

90% Increase in Risk of Overdose to Patients who Survive Narcotic Painkillers

90% Increase in Risk of Overdose to Patients who Survive Narcotic Painkillers

As per a new study, mostly doctors are unaware of the fact that their patients are overdosed. Researchers found that those patients who continue to survive prescription of narcotic painkillers are 90% more likely to be overdosed by their doctors. The rate of narcotic prescription painkillers hit all the record high in the United States. The study reports that patients who continued on drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet after an overdose had twice the odds of overdosing again within the next two years.

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