February 28, 2011
Health Tip: Diabetes May Contribute to Hearing
Diabetics are twice as likely as
non-diabetics to have hearing loss, according to the American
Diabetes Association. It's thought that diabetes damages the small
blood vessels and nerves in the inner-ear, the ADA says.
Rectal Gel Could Help Ward Off HIV: Study
suggests that an HIV-fighting gel has the potential to become
another weapon in the fight against AIDS when applied to the rectum
before anal intercourse.
For Severe Sinusitis, Oral Steroids an Option, Study
An estimated 32 million
Americans suffer from chronic rhinosinusitis, in which inflammation
of the lining of the nose and sinuses leads to congestion, pain and
loss of smell. In the most severe cases, patients develop nasal
polyps that can make the symptoms even worse.