Why sudden hearing loss should not be ignored

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is a type of hearing loss that occurs suddenly in the inner/middle ear. Patients usually notice a decline in their hearing after hearing a sudden “pop” or after waking from a night’s rest. This loss of hearing is most often unexplainable as only 10% of cases have been linked to other conditions and...

8 tips on running with urinary incontinence

The activities in the study included ballet, volleyball and gymnastics. But many women also participate in long distance running. According to a previous study, your bladder health could be in jeopardy when you regularly partake in endurance events such as marathons. "The added stress on the body that comes with running a marathon can cause urinary...

Smog might cloud your memory

The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests. British researchers found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40 percent higher odds of developing dementia. "We found that older patients across greater London who were living in areas with higher air pollution were more likely...

Sugary drinks: a big risk for type 2 diabetes

If you've got a sweet tooth, but you're worried about type 2 diabetes, you might want to skip sugary drinks. New research suggests that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, such as cola, likely boost your risk of type 2 diabetes much more than the sugar found in fruit or even 100% fruit juices. Fruit juice can be healthful "All foods...

How to stop smoking… for good

Nobody knows who first said, "To succeed, you first have to fail." But it's a phrase many smokers can probably relate to. About half of all smokers try to quit each year, according to federal data. But only about 7% are successful. Multiple social and psychological factors "We've heard about people who say, 'That's it!' and they stop for...