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Hearing loss is not a benign problem

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In yet another reminder that the child is father to the man – so be very very careful millennials, OK? – a new study from the US National Institutes of Health shows quite clearly that even minimally impaired hearing in people in their younger years – that is, hearing that is considered normal for everyday […]

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Easy way to help your bones

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Osteoporosis (OP) is of course a well-known hazard for women as they age, since OP is associated with a much higher risk of suffering a fracture, nearly always a result of a fall, and fractures of any kind raise the risk of all sorts of other health problems including a life of chronic pain, disability, […]

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More pro-java ammunition

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Coffee is a health drink. Period. And the newest piece of evidence in favour of coffee is a study published in the British Journal of Cancer that concluded that compared to people who avoid coffee, coffee drinkers have a significantly lower risk (up to 50 % lower) of being diagnosed with the most common type […]

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Grandma is getting high

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According to an intriguing study from Statistics Canada (well, intriguing to me anyway since this is about my age cohort), the fastest-growing segment of the population using cannabis is seniors, this phenomenon kicking in after cannabis use was legalized in the True North Strong and High. But before you scare yourself into an apoplectic fit […]

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Be wary of steroid injections to the knee

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Osteoarthritis of the knee (OA) is a very frustrating condition because if we were honest, we being the medical profession, we’d have to admit that our treatments for OA, the most common form of arthritis by the proverbial country mile, are (and I’m being very charitable here) less than adequate. The best these treatments can […]

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Pets: The good and the bad

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A (US) national survey (that actually came out a few months ago but which I forgot to flag at the time) confirmed what common sense will inevitably tell you, namely that pet a can help you stay active and help your emotional health as well (and please note: that’s a real live pet and not […]