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Injecting drugs in public places linked to a higher risk of HIV, hepatitis C and overdose, Scottish survey finds

Lack of safer drug consumption facility impeding efforts to control HIV outbreak among Glasgow drug users People who inject drugs in public places in Scotland are much more likely to have HIV or hepatitis C and are at higher risk of overdose and skin and soft tissue infections caused by injecting, a survey of drug… Read More »

Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

Studies in recent years have shown that cognitive impairment and hearing loss are strongly linked. But for the first time, a new study found that cognition may be impacted even when hearing loss is slight.  Untreated hearing loss in older adults shouldbe taken as seriously as hearing loss inchildren, Golub said. Typically, adults who can’t hear sounds… Read More »

Higher HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked To Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Higher HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels seem to be linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk in older individuals. High total cholesterol and triglycerides (dyslipidemia) and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are highly prevalent in western societies. Approximately 1% of individuals age 65 to 69 years develop Alzheimer’s, with the prevalence increasing to over 60% for individuals older than 95… Read More »

E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef sickens nearly 180 people across 10 states, CDC says

The E.coli outbreak linked to raw ground beef products has now sickened 177 people across 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday. That’s a 21-person increase from when the CDC reported numbers earlier this week, on April 23. No deaths have been reported at this time, but more than 20… Read More »