Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sound can directly affect balance and lead to risk of falling

What people hear and do not hear can have a direct effect on their balance, according to new research from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). The research, published in the March 12 issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

Health

Why you get shorter as you age

While you may be aware that a loss of vision, hearing and memory is a sign of aging, something that is perhaps not so noticeable is a reduction in height. This apparent shrinking is due to several factors relating to changes ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Genetic changes implicated in altered Alzheimer's risk

Today, researchers from UCL have presented more evidence that a gene, PSEN1, implicated in inherited, early-onset Alzheimer's disease is also involved in the more common form of the condition. They also suggest genes that ...

Medical economics

Gender gap persists in starting salary for physicians

The gender gap in starting salary for physicians persists, although it is unclear which factors account for this gap, according to a report published online Jan. 22 in Health Affairs.

Oncology & Cancer

Potential upgrades on in vitro toxicological cell-based models

Over the last 100 years, knowledge regarding drug toxicity has increased significantly, especially since the thalidomide tragedy of the mid-20th century. This tragedy marked the beginning of rigorous drug approval and monitoring ...

Health

To avoid falls, check your balance

(HealthDay)—Bad balance is a common cause of dangerous falls, especially among older adults. Falls send more than 2 million adults to the emergency room every year and often result in lengthy rehab stays.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to support children whose parent works away for long periods

It's not always possible for families to be together during the Christmas holidays if one parent is working away for several days. They could be on a tour of duty for the Australian Defence Force or in a fly-in, fly-out mining ...

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