Drugs and alcohol leave MEN with a higher risk of hearing loss at festivals (but not women)

A small new Dutch study found men were more prone to hearing loss and ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, and that unlike women this risk was driven up further by other factors like drink and drugs.
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Conclusions Our data suggest milk intake may be a protective factor of NPC. Such protective association may be attributed to the estrogen, calcium, vitamin D (fortified), or folate in milk, but further research is needed for confirmation. Our result, if confirmed to be causal, has important implications for the consumption of dairy products and prevention of NPC in the East, where consumption of dairy products is generally low. Ethics Statement The Institutional Review Board of the HKU/Hospital Authority HK West Cluster (UW 11-192), the HK East Cluster Research Ethnics Committee (HKEC-2012-043), the Research Ethics Comm...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is no evidence from randomised controlled trials to support or refute the restriction of salt, caffeine or alcohol intake in patients with Ménière's disease or syndrome.High-quality research in this field is warranted. The best evidence may come from a randomised controlled trial comparing dietary interventions (e.g. low salt versus general healthy diet advice), using rigorous methodology for patient selection, randomisation and blinding, and strictly adhering to the Bárány Society diagnostic criteria. However, this research question might be more pragmatically addressed by us...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
​BY ARJUN BHARADWAJ; CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL; MARGARET GAVOR, MBCHB, MPH; &KHALID MALIK, MDA 63-year-old man presented with hand tremors, dizziness, and expressive aphasia. His symptoms had started a month earlier, and this was his third visit to the ED for these symptoms, though the aphasia was a new symptom. He said his symptoms had been growing worse.The patient's symptoms had been previously attributed to alcohol intoxication. He also said he had been experiencing vomiting, dry heaving, bilateral tinnitus, and dizziness but no fever, chills, chest pain, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, vision and hearing problems...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo determine the prevalence of depression and anxiety among otolaryngology outpatients at Jordan University Hospital.MethodsA cross ‐sectional observational study was conducted between January 2017 and February 2018. The sample included 1328 otolaryngology adult outpatients, who completed (PHQ‐9) and (GAD‐7) questionnaires for depression and anxiety. Sociodemographic and clinical data were recorded.ResultsDepression and anxiety prevalence rates were 36.1% and 22.9%. The significant risk factors found for them were: age range 30 to 50 years, female sex, divorced status, smoking, alcohol drinking, asthma...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract Perceived hearing difficulty (HD) and/or tinnitus in the presence of normal audiometric thresholds present a clinical challenge. Yet, there is limited data regarding prevalence and determinant factors contributing to HD. Here we present estimates generalized to the non-institutionalized population of the United States based on the cross-sectional population-based study, the National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2176 participants (20-69 years of age). Normal audiometric thresholds were defined by pure-tone average (PTA4) of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 kHz ≤ 25 dBHL ...
Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: MD is uncommon in primary care in the UK with a preponderance among females.Audiol Neurotol 2017;22:74-82
Source: Audiology and Neurotology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsVoice disorders in young adulthood were associated with hypertension, tinnitus, and anxiety. Greater awareness of these relationships may facilitate voice evaluation among people who seek healthcare for these chronic conditions. Level of Evidence2b Laryngoscope, 2016
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Laryngology Source Type: research
Conclusion Many people use medicines like paracetamol or ibuprofen for aches and pains. There's no suggestion from this study that occasional use to manage a headache or muscle strain is harmful. But the study is a reminder that regular use – defined by the researchers as two days or more a week – could have health consequences over time. However, this study has some limitations. As a cohort study, it can't prove cause and effect between paracetamol and NSAIDs and hearing loss. And it mainly included white women, all in the US, so we don't know if the results apply to other groups. Also, the increased risk ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Catheter-directed embolisation of peripheral AVMs with Onyx® resulted in major clinical improvement or complete disappearance of symptoms in the vast majority of patients, although complete angiographic exclusion of the AVMs occurred in only a minority of patients. PMID: 27598050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vasa Source Type: research
Conclusions This study has identified the main signs and symptoms of HAVS among coal workers exposed to HTV in China. More information related to occupational safety and health programs are required to reduce the risk of HAVS.
Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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