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Risk factors for hearing loss that may surprise you

Risk factors for hearing loss extend beyondexposure to loud noises or getting older.Many medical conditions and lifestylechoices impact hearing health. Some risk factors for hearing loss are understandable—think old age, excessive noise exposure, or traumatic brain injury—but other risks aren’t always so obvious. Here are seven unexpected risk factors for hearing loss that may surprise you: … Read More »

How to understand the risk of a bacon sandwich giving you bowel cancer

What’s the relative risk of eating that bacon sandwich?Mint Photography/Stockimo/Alamy By Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas This article was originally published in February 2011 and was updated with a new headline and image on 17 April 2019. Is there anything that has not been claimed to cause cancer? In the past few years, we have… Read More »