Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report. Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults) to 73.5 million by 2060 (23 percent of adults). The […]

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Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report. Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults) to 73.5 million by 2060 (23 percent of adults). The […]

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment for dust mite allergies has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odactra is a year-round, once-a-day tablet that’s dissolved under the tongue. It’s approved for use in people aged 18 to 65. “House dust mite allergic disease can negatively impact a person’s […]

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How to Stop Feeling Anxious Right Now

While it’s normal to get nervous about an important event or life change, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry or fear. Anxiety disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is intense worrying that you can’t control, to panic disorder — sudden episodes […]

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How to Stop Feeling Anxious Right Now

While it’s normal to get nervous about an important event or life change, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry or fear. Anxiety disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is intense worrying that you can’t control, to panic disorder — sudden episodes […]

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How to Stop Feeling Anxious Right Now

While it’s normal to get nervous about an important event or life change, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry or fear. Anxiety disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is intense worrying that you can’t control, to panic disorder — sudden episodes […]

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How to Stop Feeling Anxious Right Now

While it’s normal to get nervous about an important event or life change, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry or fear. Anxiety disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is intense worrying that you can’t control, to panic disorder — sudden episodes […]

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Risk of Birth Defects From Zika 20 Times Higher

The researchers found that three infants in every 1,000 births had such birth defects. However, the proportion of babies with these types of birth defects who were born to women with Zika in 2016 was about 6 percent — nearly 60 of every 1,000 infants, the findings showed. To come up with the incidences of […]

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More Kids Ill From Drinking Hand Sanitizers: CDC

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Gel hand sanitizer dispensers are ubiquitous now in American homes and schools, but a new government report suggests a rise in kids getting sick after ingesting the products. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers tracked illnesses from 2011 to 2014 for children aged 12 and […]

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DIY Teeth-Straightening: Don’t Try This at Home

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An orthodontist recalled a patient who devised her own means of straightening two wayward teeth. “The patient tried to close a gap between her lower incisors by wrapping string around the two teeth,” the orthodontist explained. But the do-it-yourself method brought only trouble. “I was horrified to see […]

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DIY Teeth-Straightening: Don’t Try This at Home

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An orthodontist recalled a patient who devised her own means of straightening two wayward teeth. “The patient tried to close a gap between her lower incisors by wrapping string around the two teeth,” the orthodontist explained. But the do-it-yourself method brought only trouble. “I was horrified to see […]

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Read Skin-Care Product Labels With Caution

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Some terms on skin-care product labels may mislead consumers, so people can’t always rely on what they read on the package, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. “The language on the label is not always an accurate description of the product inside the bottle or its potential […]

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