TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Adults with hearing loss soon will be able to amble into a big box store or pharmacy — or just visit a website — and buy hearing aids without a prescription. Over-the-counter hearing aids will be on the market by mid-October, available forContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Head lice are ubiquitous still, so there’s a good chance your son or daughter could develop an infestation. Now, the nation’s leading pediatrics group is issuing new guidelines to help schools and families cope. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is emphasizing educationContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to prevent concussions from happening at school or school-related sports activities may help keep teens from lagging behind on their academics. In a new study, researchers at the University of Washington found that those who had a recent concussion could be 25%Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A history of migraine headaches could make a woman more prone to pregnancy complications, such as issues with blood pressure or preterm birth, according to a new study. “We now know migraines may be an underrecognized risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes,” saidContinue Reading

SUNDAY, Aug. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose. Dr. Sean Bradley, a primary care sports medicine physician at Ochsner Health in Baton Rouge, La., emphasizes that neither labContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids will bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss by mid-October, under a landmark proposal just announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The final rule announced Tuesday creates a category of hearing aids that couldContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When dogs’ hearing fades, their mental skills follow, new research reveals. For the study, the researchers examined the link between hearing loss in aging dogs and dementia. The findings shed light on ways sensory loss affects canine cognition (thinking skills) and could leadContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Actor Ashton Kutcher is opening up about dealing with a rare condition called vasculitis that for a time left him seriously disabled. In an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” airing Aug. 14 on National Geographic channel, Kutcher, 44, revealsContinue Reading