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Limit Daily Use of Headphones, Warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of permanent hearing damage due to unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at entertainment venues like nightclubs, bars, and spring events

Sleep Deprivation Could Derail Healthy Eating Habits

Sleep deprivation may lead to an increase in food intake, including consumption of more fat and less carbohydrates due to changes in brain activity.

Not Enough COPD Patients Receiving Maintenance Tx, Research Suggests

A new study suggests that many patients with COPD may be undertreated (particularly with long-acting maintenance medications), despite recommended treatment guidelines.

Patients Give Epilepsy Surgery Thumbs Up, Reports Survey

More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so, according to new survey findings.

MD Speaks Out About Ebola Experience, Supports Science-Based Infection-Control Protocols

Many U.S. politicians and media outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year, according to a newly written personal account by Craig Spencer, MD, MPH, the last American Ebola patient treated in the United States. He also believes that officials and the media unnecessarily maligned those who were risking their lives to combat the West African epidemic.

More Support for Coffee's Neuroprotective Effects

People who drink several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to research scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

More Liposuction, Less Eyelid Surgeries in 2014

According to a new report, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3% since 2013. The report was issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Can Dentists Help ID Undiagnosed Diabetes Patients?

The dentist's office may be a good place to screen people for diabetes, according to new research.

Genetic Mutations Linked to Leukemia: Inevitable Part of Aging?

For many people an increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be an inevitable part of aging, but just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop.

Invasive Strategy Improves Outcome in Elderly With ACS

An invasive strategy using coronary angiography results in a better outcome in elderly patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to new research.