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(Reuters Health) – Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests. Cochlear implants are the best treatment available for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing […]

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(Reuters Health) – Nearly one third of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. experience physical, psychological and/or sexual violence during their journey, a new study finds. Especially at risk are women and those who are transgender, transvestite and transsexual, according to the report published in the journal PLoS ONE. “Migrants are subjected to a […]

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TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Water quality tests at Odaiba Marine Park found fecal bacteria levels far exceeded accepted limits, organizers said, forcing them to pull the plug on […]

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The estranged wife of Boris Johnson has urged women “to make time” for smear tests after having surgery, following her cervical cancer diagnosis in May. Marina Wheeler QC had two operations after a routine screening revealed she had developed the disease, she told the Sunday Times. The 54-year-old now considers herself “cancer-free”, she added. She […]

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(Reuters Health) – Pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a Mediterranean diet instead of sticking with their usual eating habits, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers studied 1,252 women who had obesity, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before they conceived […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Women in labour are being given virtual reality headsets to see if they can help manage the pain of childbirth. University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is carrying out a trial and it could be rolled out across Wales, if successful. Midwife Suzanne Hardacre, said the technology offered […]

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Adults who were underweight babies or early arrivals may be less likely to have romantic or sexual relations or become parents than their counterparts who were full-term infants, a research review suggests. Compared to adults who were full-term babies, those who were premature or low birthweight infants were 57% less likely to have sexual intercourse, […]

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O) hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source: patient advocates. FILE PHOTO: A Gilead Sciences, Inc. logo is seen outside the company headquarters in Foster City, California, […]

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American families with military health insurance may be more likely to experience difficulties with access to healthcare than civilian families with other types of medical benefits, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined survey data collected from families of 84,783 children under age 18 from 2007 to 2015. About 2% of the kids had insurance through […]

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Older women who are under a lot of social strain may be more likely to develop brittle, fracture-prone bones after menopause than their counterparts with worry-free lives, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed 11,020 postmenopausal women over six years, giving them periodic bone mineral density (BMD) tests and mood assessments. Participants rated their level of […]

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