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Study link usage of hearing aids with reduced risk of depression, dementia and falls

Yet only 12% of those who have a formal diagnosis of hearing loss actually get the devices – even when they have insurance coverage for at least part of the cost, the study shows. The findings, made by a University of Michigan team using data from nearly 115,000 people over age 66 with hearing loss […]

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Scientists debunk myth that waxing pubic hair increases risk of STIs

Women who remove their pubic hair do not increase their risk for sexually transmitted diseases, a new report suggests, despite a common belief and some recent research suggesting they do. Researchers studied rates of gonorrhoea and chlamydia among 214 female students at a large Midwestern university. More than half reported “extreme grooming” — the removal […]

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Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

You often hear that it’s better to be single than in a bad relationship. Being independent is a lot more empowering than being in a relationship when it’s just not working. And now, research shows that being in a bad relationship can actually be detrimental to your health. In a marriage, having disagreements now and […]

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Here’s the real reason why it is so hard to quit smoking

Scientists have identified a genetic pathway that contributes to nicotine addiction and makes it difficult for smokers to kick the butt. Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US examined withdrawal responses in the millimetre-long roundworms called Caenorhabditis elegans, which get hooked on nicotine just like humans. The study, published in the journal Cell […]

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