Caring for young kids may ease menopause symptoms

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Age-related hearing loss is common, but experts say there are some things that everyone can do now to prevent more serious hearing issues. Staying away from loud noises is a given, but experts said excessive use of headphones and ear buds doesn't help.

Experts said that heredity is also a big factor in age-related hearing loss, and here are two warning signs that it's coming on: hearing things but not understanding them, and having family members complain that you're not responding--especially if you're in another room.

Source: Big Country Homepage

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new two-in-one pill for diabetes.  British drugmaker Astrazeneca says Xigduo XR combines two anti-hyperglycemic agents.

It can help improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes as long as they diet and exercise. The drug is not recommended for patients with Type 1 diabetes or diabetic keto-acidosis.

Source: Market Watch

Kids may help ease menopause symptoms for women. Older women who cared for young children had fewer hot flashes and night sweats!

Fred Hutch cancer researchers discovered the association between children and a milder menopause. Doctors believe the hormone oxytocin may play a role since it is associated with nurturing care and body temperature.

Source: Fred Hutch

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