Ears

4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…most bioavailable of the two. * Slow Down Hearing Loss. Italian researchers divided 56- to 74-year-olds with presbycusis (age-related changes in the ears that lead to diminished hearing) into three groups and gave them daily doses of coenzyme Q10 (160 mg), vitamin E (50 mg), or a placebo. After 30 days…

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Four Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

…and protect your ears. 1. Cut Out the Noise: Invest in a good pair of ear plugs—they reduce noise 15 to 30 decibels if worn properly. You can find a good set of ear plugs at any pharmacy. If you’re in a situation where you’re unexpectedly exposed to loud noise, covering your ears with your hands…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…symptoms of tinnitus—a condition that affects more than 15 million Americans and is characterized by a buzzing, ringing, or humming in one or both ears. Researchers enrolled 24 patients, ages 18 to 70, who had been suffering with tinnitus for six months or longer and gave them 3 mg of melatonin every…

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Clean Up Indoor Air, Improve Your Health

…disease deaths each year in nonsmoking adults. It also contains strong irritants that worsen symptoms of asthma and allergies and increase the risk of ear and respiratory tract infections in children. Next, reduce your exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Hang dry-cleaned items outdoors or in…

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The Myriad Health Benefits of Vinegar

…benefits of vinegar. There are several topical applications as well. Vinegar can clear up fungal infections and stubborn warts. If you have swimmer’s ear, just combine equal parts vinegar and water and rinse with the mixture once or twice a day. Vinegar can also help with dandruff (apply vinegar directly…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…useless against the viruses that cause most sore throats.) Other warranted uses of antibiotics include staph infections, bladder infections, and some ear infections. If you must use antibiotics, protect yourself against the destruction of “good” bacteria in your body by taking a probiotic supplement…

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Six Habits of the Sleep Deprived

…sleep deprived because of noise disturbances you can’t control—such as street noise or a snoring bedmate—then you may want to consider using ear plugs. Another good solution is to use a white noise machine that blocks out sound and lulls you into a deep slumber. * Read, use your laptop or watch…

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