HIV hearing loss, Traffic and Heart Attack, Summer Bug Bites
HIV hearing loss
|Updated: 6/21/2012 4:59 pm
||Published: 6/21/2012 4:57 pm
Children exposed to the HIV virus in the womb may be at a greater risk for hearing loss by the time they turn sixteen.
Researchers gave hearing tests to more than 200 children and teens.
All were exposed to the HIV virus before birth.
And more than half were HIV positive.
The findings showed children with HIV infections were 200-300% more likely to have hearing troubles.
And kids whose moms had HIV during pregnancy but were born without the virus were 20% more likely to have hearing loss.
Traffic and Heart Attack
The louder the traffic near people's homes, the greater their risk of heart attack may be.
Danish researchers tracked more than 50,000 study participants for nearly ten years.
They found for every increase of ten decibels in added roadway traffic noise, the risk of heart attack increased by 12%.
The team notes the link held up even after accounting for heightened levels of air pollution near roadways.
Summer Bug Bites
Bug bites can be a big annoyance in the summer, and some can even make you sick.
Doctor Lara Danziger-Isakov is an expert on infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic.
She says fever and muscle weakness are also signs a bug bite may be getting the best of you.
Tick bites are also a common concern this time of the year.
The CDC recommends removing ticks with a pair of tweezers by grabbing it as close to the skin's surface as possible.
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