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Cancer Rates in EU Dropping; Hearing Loss Linked to Risk of Falls; Heat-Related Football Deaths in the US Have Tripled (Week in Review)
Cancer Rates in EU Dropping; Hearing Loss Linked to Risk of Falls; Heat-Related Football Deaths in the US Have Tripled (Week in Review)

(March 4, 2012 - Insidermedicine)

From Italy - Research published in the Annals of Oncology predicts that cancer death rates will decline this year in the European Union. Reviewing cancer data from all 27 EU member states, researchers estimate that nearly 1.3 million people will die from cancer in 2012--representing a 10% decline in death rates in men and 7% in women since 2007.

From Baltimore - Hearing loss may raise risk of falling, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Studying over 2000 individuals , researchers found that those who had 25 decibel hearing loss had nearly 3-fold raised risk of falling, while risk increased 1.4x for every additional 10 decibel hearing loss.

And finally, from Georgia - Temperature-related deaths have increased dramatically among US football players, according to a report published in the International Journal of Biometeorology. Researchers studied 30 years of data on deaths that occurred during football practice. They found that heat-related deaths tripled to average three per year between 1994-2009.

 
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