Archives: May 2014

Hearing Impairment Associated With Depression in Adults, Especially Women

Hearing Impairment (HI) is associated with depression in adults, especially women and individuals younger than 70 years, according to JAMA authors Chuan-Ming Li, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., and colleagues. Depression and HI are associated with personal,...

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Alzheimer’s Deaths Vastly Under-reported

According to a study in the journal Neurology, there were an estimated 503,400 deaths in Americans aged 75 years and older attributable to Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010 compared with less than 84,000 reported on death certificates for that year. Experts say Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are under-reported on death...

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