Does Bone Drug Treat Hair Loss?

Does Bone Drug Treat Hair Loss?


A drug intended as a treatment for osteoporosis may help treat hair loss, researchers say.

“The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: It could one day make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss,” said study leader Nathan Hawkshaw, of the University of Manchester in England.

“Clearly though, a clinical trial is required next to tell us whether this drug or similar compounds are both effective and safe in hair loss patients,” Hawkshaw said in a university news release. > >> read more ...

Hearing Loss Doubles Risk of Accidental Injuries: Study

Hearing Loss Doubles Risk of Accidental Injuries: Study


People who have a lot of trouble hearing may be almost twice as likely to experience an accidental injury as individuals with excellent or good hearing, a U.S. study suggests.
Each year from 2007 to 2015, researchers surveyed about 272,000 adults from across the country. Among other things, the survey asked people how they rated their own hearing and whether they had suffered an accidental injury within the previous three months.

Based on the results, they calculated that of the approximately 232.2 million people in the population, about 6.6 million experienced accidental injuries each year. > >> read more ...

Drinking May Increase Hearing Loss at Concerts, Say Studies

Drinking May Increase Hearing Loss at Concerts, Say Studies


High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn’t help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers.

The study of 51 young attendees at an outdoor music festival in the Netherlands found that “when participants consumed more alcohol, they exhibited more dangerous behavior” tied to hearing loss.

Post-concert hearing loss — as well as tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears” — did typically resolve, the researchers noted. However, rates of longer-term hearing loss are on the rise, they warned. > >> read more ...

Tooth Loss in Middle Age Tied to Heart Disease: Study

Tooth Loss in Middle Age Tied to Heart Disease: Study


Losing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, a U.S. study suggests.
“In addition to other established associations between dental health and risk of disease, our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in recent past could be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease,” Dr. Lu Qi of Tulane University in New Orleans said in a statement. “That’s regardless of the number of natural teeth a person has as a middle-aged adult, or whether they have traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as poor diet or high blood pressure.” > >> read more ...

Huey Lewis Hearing Loss Forces Band to Cancel Tour Dates

Huey Lewis Hearing Loss Forces Band to Cancel Tour Dates


Huey Lewis & The News have canceled their 2018 tour dates due to Lewis’ hearing loss, which is to the point where the frontman has lost “most” of his hearing.

“Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing,” Lewis wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “Although I can still hear a little, one on one and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing.”

Lewis reported that hearing becomes more or less distorted according to the pitch of the sound. > >> read more ...

Unintended Weight Loss Strong Predictor of Cancer

Unintended Weight Loss Strong Predictor of Cancer


A new UK meta-analysis has found that unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for certain cancers, including colorectal, lung, pancreatic and renal.

Led by the Universities of Oxford and Exeter, the research is the first robust analysis to examine all available evidence to look at an association between weight loss and cancer.

For the analysis the research looked at 25 studies, which together included data from more than 11.5 million patients.

The team found that unintended weight loss was linked with 10 types of cancer: colorectal, pancreatic, gastro-oesophageal, ovarian, lung, renal tract, myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, biliary tree, and prostate. > >> read more ...

Hearing Loss Reported in 1 in 3 People Over 35

Hearing Loss Reported in 1 in 3 People Over 35


Parents annoyed by the loud music that their teens listen to might have good reason to worry.

About 20 percent of American kids aged 12 to 19 have some degree of hearing loss, a national survey found. And, according to the World Health Organization, 50 percent of people up to age 35 are at risk as well.

Technology is partly to blame. Loud music from car radios, CD players and concerts were bad enough, hearing experts say. But now, earbuds have amped up the problem as they deliver sound directly into the ear canal. Also, cellphones and personal audio players allow nearly nonstop listening. > >> read more ...

Smokers Face Greater Risk of Hearing Loss

Smokers Face Greater Risk of Hearing Loss


A study involving more than 50,000 participants found that smoking increased the risk of hearing loss.

The eight-year study analyzed data from annual health checkups, which included audio testing performed by a technician as well as a health-related lifestyle questionnaire completed by each participant.

Researchers examined the effects of smoking status (current, former, and never smokers), the number of cigarettes smoked per day, and the duration of smoking cessation on the extent of hearing loss. > >> read more ...

Can Non-Drug Therapy Help With Memory Loss?

Can Non-Drug Therapy Help With Memory Loss?


You know the feeling: You’ve misplaced your keys for what seems to be the zillionth time, or forget the name of a friend you’ve known for years. Does this mean that you’re on the way to developing Alzheimer’s disease?

Not necessarily, experts say. What you’re experiencing may simply be a minor memory lapse tied to growing older, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — a common condition that may, or may not, progress to Alzheimer’s disease.

The good news is that a handful of non-drug treatments — including a therapy known as neurofeedback training — can help with memory lapses and MCI. > >> read more ...

Weight Loss Has ‘Ripple Effect’ on Couples

Weight Loss Has ‘Ripple Effect’ on Couples


When one-half of a couple embraces good health, there’s a higher likelihood that the other half will, too, a recent study suggests.

“The concept is called the ripple effect and it means that weight loss interventions delivered to one spouse have unintended, but positive benefits on the other spouse,” said study coauthor Amy Gorin, Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. “That is, spouses that are not actively involved in (a diet) treatment also tend to lose weight.” > >> read more ...

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