All personal music players and mobile phones sold in the EU from February 2013 are suggested to have a sound limit of 85 decibels (dB).
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This leading research into the treatment and prevention of motion sickness and the clinical symptoms of vestibular disorders has improved diagnosis and patient outcomes.
Various forms of "talk therapy" can help people with depression, but no single type stands out as better than the rest, according to a new analysis.
By Andrew M. Seaman
There's room - and need - for improvement in the discussions between doctor and patient that go into medical decision-making, according to research out on Monday.
Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, speaks on the possibilities of accessing medical information through smartphones to better diagnose and/or treat patients.
Source: Medscape Today
Change might be coming, but it is coming slowly in terms of reducing sodium levels in processed foods. A new study published today showed that while the sodium content of processed foods declined from 2005 to 2011, the overall reduction was just 3.5%. Restaurants, on the other hand, fared even worse, with researchers reporting that sodium levels actually increased by 2.6% over the same six-year period.
The National Council on Aging reports that falling is the most common injury that leads to death in older Americans. Falling threatens a senior’s safety and independence. One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Falling, with or without an injury, has a significant impact on quality of life. A growing number of older adults are afraid of falling, so they limit their activities and social engagements to prevent this. Avoiding activities and social functions can contribute to depression, feelings of helplessness and physical decline.
Some reactions to medications seem so inconsequential that doctors rarely mention them. Dizziness is just such a side effect.
On the surface, it seems like a minor problem. This might be because it's so common. Hundreds of frequently prescribed medications cause dizziness or vertigo. As the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt.
by Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff
Hundreds of people were in close proximity to the deafening bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday, and many have been treated at local hospitals for serious ear injuries. But hearing specialists say an untold number of other people could be suffering from hearing loss or ringing in their ears, called tinnitus, though they did not seek out medical help immediately.
When psychologist Ellen Langer asked participants at a seminar to talk about someone or something that just drove them nuts, one woman spoke about her husband always being late for breakfast — a minor, everyday annoyance that Langer suggested might be reframed: Focus on the gift of a few moments alone.