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Risk factors for hearing loss that may surprise you

Risk factors for hearing loss extend beyondexposure to loud noises or getting older.Many medical conditions and lifestylechoices impact hearing health. Some risk factors for hearing loss are understandable—think old age, excessive noise exposure, or traumatic brain injury—but other risks aren’t always so obvious. Here are seven unexpected risk factors for hearing loss that may surprise you: … Read More »

Interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting inflammation. In their report published in PNAS, the investigators demonstrate that elevated levels of the immune factor IL-33 and regulatory T cells (Tregs), which suppress the… Read More »

5 Factors That Put You At Risk For Hypothyroidism

Certain factors can up your chances for hypothyroidism. If you experience symptoms (tired, grumpy, overweight) and any of the below hypothyroidism risk factors apply, talk to your doc about testing your thyroid levels… A family history Having a first-degree female relative (mother, sister, daughter) with a thyroid disorder increases your risk of developing one. READ… Read More »