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Osteoporosis Raises Risk of Hearing Loss in Women

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Using data from the decades-long Nurses Health studies, researchers estimate that women with osteoporosis have up to a 40% increased risk for moderate-to-severe hearing loss, even if they’re taking medications to slow bone loss. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, May 2021

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Even Just a Little Belly Fat Increases Heart Disease Risk

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While a body mass index in the normal range is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association reports that individuals should also mind their waist circumference. Experts point out that excess fat in the midsection, even in those with a BMI in the normal range, can signify more fatty tissue within the abdomen, which has been shown to elevate the risk for heart disease and stroke. American Heart Association, April 2021

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Disrupted Sleep Presents Health Risks

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An analysis of eleven years of data concerning over 8,000 adults revealed an association between sleep disorders and poor cardiovascular health, particularly in women. European Heart Journal, April 2021

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Influenza and Stroke Risk

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Using data from the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System, researchers report that individuals diagnosed with influenza-like illness have up to a 39% increased risk for stroke in the near future. BMC Public Health, May 2021

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Wildfire Smoke Can Trigger Eczema

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According to a study that analyzed data from a dermatology clinic in San Francisco, visits for atopic dermatitis (eczema) and general itching increased following a major wildfire 175 miles away. Study co-author Dr. Raj Fadadu writes, “Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it’s in constant interaction with the external environment. So, it makes sense that changes in the external environment, such as increases or decreases in air pollution, could affect our skin health.” JAMA Dermatology, April ...

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