The Takeaway: Men At Higher Risk For Mild Memory Loss; Heart Health At 55 Predicts Death Risk At 80

A large new study suggests that your heart health in middle age is a good predictor of your lifetime heart disease and heart attack risk.

Can painkillers increase the risk of hearing loss?

I’ve never heard that one before. But it may be a reality, according to new research just published in the American Journal of Medicine. The LA Times covers these new findings that the use of aspirin, acetaminophen and other analgesics can potentially double the risk of hearing loss: Researchers reported recently in the American Journal of Medicine that use of acetaminophen more than twice a week by such men doubles the risk of hearing loss, use of ibuprofen and related …