Hearing aids: You ain't heard nothing yet

Only about 20% of adults with hearing loss actually use hearing aids, but advances in technology and a new law may drive down prices – and be music to consumers' ears
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This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Michael K. Porter, Asher Preska Steinberg, Rustem F. Ismagilov Counterintuitively, bacterial motility aids polymer-driven depletion aggregation at short time scales by enabling collisions in viscous solutions. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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AbstractCognitive interviewing was used to refine nutrition and exercise health education materials for use in the New York City taxi driver community. Cognitive interviews were conducted with taxi drivers at garages and community centers across New York City. Interviews were conducted in five rounds with approximately 10 interviews conducted in each round. Modifications were made to the education materials between rounds based on driver feedback. Interviews were transcribed, coded to identify areas needing improvement, and then used to modify materials. Areas that needed adaptation included colloquialisms, literacy level,...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Chuanhong Luo, Xiaorong Xu, Xichuan Wei, Wuwen Feng, Haozhou Huang, Haiyan Liu, Runchun Xu, Junzhi Lin, Li Han, Dingkun ZhangAbstractIt is a common phenomenon that people are in a sub-health condition and facing “unexplained fatigue”, which seriously affects their health, work efficiency and quality of life. Meanwhile, fatigue is also a common symptom of many serious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and schizophrenia. However, there are still no official recommendations for the treatment of various forms of fatigue. So...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Dowie J, Kaltoft MK Abstract Individuals have different preferences in how they wish to relate to healthcare professionals such as doctors. Given choice, they also have preferences in relation to the type and location of support they want for their health and healthcare decisions. We argue that preference-based clusters within this heterogeneity constitute different contexts and that evaluations of decision aids should be context-sensitive in this respect. We draw attention to two distinct preference-based clusters: individuals with a preference for 'intermediative' decision support as a patient, implement...
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research
How has the illicit use of opioids among individuals with HIV evolved in recent years?HIV Medicine
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news
Bacteria compete to colonize squid's organs More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299082&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item.
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ABSTRACT: Introduction: The mortality rate among tuberculosis patients (TB fatality) has been attributed to irregular chemotherapy, delay in diagnosis, multidrug resistance, and HIV coinfection. Objective: To analyze TB fatality rates by sex, clinical presentation and HIV coinfection in Campinas, S ão Paulo, Brazil. Methods: Cohorts of residents in the city of Campinas who either died during treatment for tuberculosis or had the disease confirmed after death were divided into three intervals: 2001-2003, 2004-2006, and 2007-2009. Data were obtained from the database of the Tuberculosis Surve illance System of the Uni...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
This article summarizes the state of the science on this critical issue. We also identify opportunities for new scholarship on how faith, spirituality and religious participation may impact HIV care continuum outcomes in the South and call f or greater federal research investment on these issues.
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractAlcohol is the most widely abused substance in Namibia and is associated with poor adherence and retention in care among people on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Electronic screening and brief interventions (eSBI) are effective in reducing alcohol consumption in various contexts. We used a mixed methods approach to develop, implement, and evaluate the introduction of an eSBI in two ART clinics in Namibia. Of the 787 participants, 45% reported some alcohol use in the past 12  months and 25% reported hazardous drinking levels. Hazardous drinkers were more likely to be male, separated/widowed/divorced, have a mont...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Glycerol is an important by-product of the biodiesel industry and its transformation into value-added products is being actively pursued in order to improve the efficacy of this renewable energy sector. Here we report that the enhanced production of α-ketoglutarate (KG) effected by Pseudomonas fluorescens in a mineral medium supplemented with manganese (Mn) is propelled by the increased activities of succinate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH), γ-aminobutyric acid aminotransaminase (GABAT), and isocitrate lyase (ICL). The latter generates glyoxylate and succinate two key metabolites involved in this process. F...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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