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Hearing aids may improve balance

Enhancing hearing appears to improve balance in older adults with hearing loss, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Patients with hearing aids in both ears ...

Dec 12, 2014
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Air quality and its impact on transplants

As Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Jamie Schauer travels around the world studying air pollution, he tenaciously reminds people that pollution is a human health issue. That is especially crucial when it comes ...

Dec 11, 2014
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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

Dec 08, 2014
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From chick to bedside: Removing the Wnt barrier

Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers ...

Just a half hour of lost sleep linked weight gain

(HealthDay)—Think twice the next time you don't get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt your metabolism.