Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena ‹› Pasadena police officers get a free flu shot hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) People gather around the area where their once was a memorial for a man killed in a Pasadena police shooting across the street from La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena police officers drive by the Free Flu Shot Clinic hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) More Cool Stuff Pasadena Police Officers Community Services Section are stationed for the day at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena police officers are present at the Free Flu Shot Clinic hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Police Chief John Perez is a guest at the Free Flu Shot Clinic hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Subscribe Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Uncategorized Pasadena Police Officers Get Free Flu Shots Hosted by the Huntington Hospital at La Pintoresca Branch Library Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:43 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week
As many as two-thirds of women in the United States over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, a team led by researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found evidence that the duration of use of over-the-counter medications for pain relief, including ibuprofen or acetaminophen, is associated with higher risk of hearing loss. The new study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology, adds to a growing body of evidence linking the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) or acetaminophen with loss of hearing, although the exact mechanism at play remains unknown.“Hearing loss is extremely common in the United States and can have a profound impact on quality of life,” said senior author Gary Curhan, a physician in the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Finding modifiable risk factors could help us identify ways to lower risk before hearing loss begins and slow progression in those with hearing loss.”The research team examined data from more than 54,000 women between the ages of 48 and 73 enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study. They analyzed information on their use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen, as well as self-reported hearing loss.Longer duration of ibuprofen or acetaminophen use was associated with higher risk of hearing loss. The team did not find a significant association between hearing loss and duration of usual-dose aspirin use. (Hearing loss is an established side effect of high dosages of aspirin, but such doses have become uncommon over the last two decades.)“Although the magnitude of higher risk of hearing loss with analgesic use was modest, given how commonly these medications are used, even a small increase in risk could have important health implications. Assuming causality, this would mean that approximately 16.2 percent of hearing loss occurring in these women could be due to ibuprofen or acetaminophen use,” said Curhan.The study’s authors note that the National Institutes of Health data are limited to mostly older, white women and that further investigation in larger groups and among other populations will be important to understand the connection between hearing loss and pain reliever use. The team has previously published findings that indicate that higher frequency use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen are associated with higher risk of hearing loss in men and younger women.This work was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.