A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that mortality among those with hearing loss is elevated, particularly among men and women younger than […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — The risk for bone loss rises sharply in young breast cancer patients who received standard treatment, according to a study recently published in Breast Cancer Research. Cody Ramin, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues prospectively […]Continue Reading ...
Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don’t experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face elevated risk for more […]Continue Reading ...
People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may help guide efforts to prevent the often painful skin condition in cancer patients through the use of new vaccines. The large […]Continue Reading ...
The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes) in at-risk patients. Since statins are associated with a low risk of side effects, the benefits of taking them outweigh the risks, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart […]Continue Reading ...
Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at the next opportunity. However, if the activity of these nerve […]Continue Reading ...
In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study that examined trends in the incidence of infections following hip fracture surgery in Denmark, the risk of postoperative infections (at 15, 30, 90, and 365 days) increased between 2005 and 2016. The incidence of all hospital-treated infections within 30 days after hip fracture surgery increased by […]Continue Reading ...
Nearly two-thirds of people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke have excess fat around the middle of the body (central obesity), according to findings from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EUROASPIRE V survey. khomkrit sangkatechon | Shutterstock The results of the survey are being presented today at the World Congress […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Arterial stiffness may predict dementia risk, independent of subclinical brain damage, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Chendi Cui, from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and colleagues used data from 532 nondemented older adults participating in the Cardiovascular Health Study Cognition Study. Participants had annual […]Continue Reading ...
Staphylococcus epidermidis is an ubiquitous colonizer of healthy human skin, but it is also a notorious source of serious nosocomial infections with indwelling devices and surgical procedures such as hip replacements. It has not been known whether all members of the S. epidermidis population colonizing the skin asymptomatically are capable of causing such infections, or […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Maine have found that children in Alaska who consume a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may be at an increased risk of cancer. Maria Uspenskaya | Shutterstock The study, which was conducted by Kimberley Miner (University of Maine Climate Change Institute) and colleagues, […]Continue Reading ...
Today, Risk Analysis, an International Journal, published a special issue, “Communicating About Zika,” which features several articles that were originally presented as works-in-progress at the Zika Communication Summit convened in March 2017 by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. This special issue provides theoretical and practical insights for public health officials, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — Could an infection make your child or teen prone to mental health issues? New research from Denmark suggests it’s possible. “The findings linking infections with mental disorders in the developing brain do add more knowledge to this growing field, showing that there exists an intimate connection between the body and […]Continue Reading ...
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands our understanding of the role of the immune system in the development of mental disorders. High temperatures, sore throats and infections during childhood can increase the risk of […]Continue Reading ...
Different factors were associated with falling in men versus women in a study of 3,112 community-dwelling adults aged 60 years and older. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In the short term, living alone, needing help with activities of daily living, and previous falls were independently associated with injurious […]Continue Reading ...
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