This month's Internal Medicine Report looks at two key studies: Coffee drinking and mortality, and a connection between diabetes and hearing loss. There is good news for coffee drinkers. A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that regular coffee drinking (up to 6 cups per day) is not associated with increased deaths in either men or women.
Drinking more coffee (regular or decaffeinated) or tea appears to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to an analysis of previous studies reported in the December 14/28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, JAMA... Read Post
With all the recent attention on measles, one risk that is seldom mentioned is long-term hearing loss. Several studies have shown a link between measles and hearing loss later in life. Kenneth Brookler, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurotol... Read Post