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Can you hear me now? Perhaps a breakthrough in treating tinnitus

ACSH - Jan 02 2018 - 11:01

Tinnitus, a humming or ringing sound you hear when no sound is actually present is a clinical condition that affects about 15% of the US population. It is the most common service-connected disability of our veterans. Like most diseases, it too lives on a spectrum, from annoying to disability. A new study in Science Translational Medicine offers what might be an effective treatment for a disease that has few good treatment options.

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New Year Resolutions Are Back, And So Am I

ACSH - Jan 02 2018 - 10:01

After 13 weeks of maternity leave — lots of joy and little sleep — I am back at work. In true New Years fashion, I — like many others — am thinking of making some resolutions for the year ahead. 

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What to Do About Accidentally Finding Cancer

ACSH - Jan 02 2018 - 09:01

As our diagnostic ability increases, we are finding more cancers that may be treated by watchful waiting. But doing nothing when told you have cancer is difficult for patients and physicians. 

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Tobacco Co's Can Still Reach Kids

ACSH - Jan 02 2018 - 09:01

Advertising of tobacco products on TV and radio has been verboten since 1971 to reduce the appeal of such products — especially to kids. That, of course, was long before the age of the internet, and a new study finds that online tobacco marketing is linked to an increased risk that adolescents will start using these products.

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A New Year’s Resolution To Restart Your Heart

ACSH - Jan 02 2018 - 05:01

The recent harrowing account of American Heart Association (AHA) President Dr. John Warner is a precautionary tale. It serves as a useful guide for all of us in selecting an achievable 2018 resolution.

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