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Health24.com | FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube

  • September 19, 2016 | Media 24

The American FDA approved a device designed to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition that leads to sensations of pain, pressure or clogging inside the ear.

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Health24.com | Marriage may help diabetics keep weight off

  • September 19, 2016 | Media 24

Diabetic men who lived with their spouses were also less likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome, a combination of related factors including high blood pressure and high blood sugar.

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Health24.com | Alcohol not good for your heart after all

  • September 19, 2016 | Media 24

Drinking alcohol is linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

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Health24.com | Aggressive drivers more accident-prone: study

  • September 18, 2016 | Media 24

Even swearing or making rude gestures increases your risk of a collision.

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Health24.com | Empathetic people react positively to sad music

  • September 16, 2016 | Media 24

A study found that empathetic people who listened to sad music felt moved, and described their experience as very sad but also intense and enjoyable.

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Health24.com | Older Americans reluctant to use hearing aids

  • September 16, 2016 | Media 24

A US study found that although hearing loss accelerates with age, hearing aids are vastly underused despite their great potential benefit.

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Health24.com | Antibiotic gel – future treatment for kids’ ear infections?

  • September 16, 2016 | Media 24

An experimental therapy which involves applying antibiotic gel into kids’ ears to treat bacterial infections has been successfully tested in chinchillas.

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Health24.com | Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

  • September 16, 2016 | Media 24

Most people, when they think of childhood cancer, probably think of leukaemia, but in US kids brain cancer has overtaken leukaemia.

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Health24.com | Dropped food on the floor? ‘5-second rule’ debunked

  • September 16, 2016 | Media 24

Food that has been dropped on the floor should rather not be eaten as germs can transfer almost instantly, according to a study.

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Health24.com | SEE: This is what your lungs look like when you smoke

  • September 16, 2016 | Media 24

Graphic content: You may not realise the damage smoking or even second-hand smoking does to your lungs . . .

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