Hearing Loss

As “Sustainable Living” includes quality-of-life experience, hearing loss becomes directly relevant. As my father began losing his hearing, his “world” closed in. Eventually, his desire to continue was gone, and he passed away … with no other physical ailments.  Here are some new treatments that may help us maintain a higher quality-of-life experience.

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Drug treatment could

combat hearing loss

 

Researchers discover a drug combination that

can regenerate hair cells in the inner ear.

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Pesticide ‘Myth’

It seems the belief that pesticides are essential to crop production has been in place forever. Here’s new research that shatters that belief and, in the process, will contribute to both our ability to feed the world and to the health of our planet.

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UN Experts Denounce ‘Myth’

Pesticides Are Necessary

to Feed the World

 

Damian Carrington

Guardian UK

07 March 17

 

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’

The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.… Keep reading

Air & Alzheimer’s

We’re all concerned about the quality of air we inhale, and we see more and more information published about the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease … as well as having the experience of helping someone we know who is inflicted. But until now I hadn’t expected to see this kind of direct correlation between the two.

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The surprising link

between air pollution

and Alzheimer’s disease

 

Melissa Healy

Contact Reporter

LA Times

 

With environmental regulations expected to come under heavy fire from the Trump administration, new research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and dementia risk.… Keep reading

Cup of Joe

Today, there are so many diets that often tell us that the foods and beverages we ingest are not healthy, that it’s gratifying to see some evidence that one of the things we do consume in quantity is actually healthier for us.

Here’s an unusual bit of research concerning the positive effects that coffee – and especially caffeinated coffee – have on us as we age.

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Cup of Joe Could Fight

Age-Related Inflammation

 

Live Science

January 16, 2017

Caffeine could counteract the inflammation

that comes with aging, a new study finds.Keep reading

Your Aging Brain

As sustainable living necessarily includes health and vitality, here’s a recent piece of research that provides a path to longer term high performance of our brain. The “treatment” is simple enough: just the right diet.

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Less Shrinkage:

This Is Your Aging Brain

on the Mediterranean Diet

 

January 4, 2017

LA Times

 

The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older.… Keep reading