Tag: risk

US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarettes users, mainly in young people. Regulators stressed it’s not yet clear whether vaping is responsible. But they said they’re concerned

Computer program predicts risk of deadly irregular heart beats

Combining a wealth of information derived from previous studies with data from more than 500 patients, an international team led by researchers from Johns Hopkins has developed a computer-based set of rules that more accurately predicts when patients with a rare heart condition might benefit—or not—from lifesaving implanted defibrillators. The new research, published online on

Teen suicide risk greatest in developing countries, study says

Adolescents in developing countries are more likely to make suicide attempts or have suicidal thoughts than those living in high-income countries, a University of Queensland-led study has found. UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences researcher, Associate Professor Asad Khan, said suicide-related issues had become a major public health challenge in low and middle income

Climate Change: Heat-induced heart attack risk on the rise

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A study published in the European Heart Journal by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and colleagues from a range of other Bavarian institutions shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in recent years. During the same

High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 — Increasing consumption of high-quality, plant-based foods decreases the risk for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2019 Scientific Sessions, held from March 5 to 8 in Houston. Megu Y. Baden, M.D., Ph.D., from the Harvard

Early intensive therapy for multiple sclerosis leads to better long-term outcomes, despite being perceived as high risk

New findings by researchers at Cardiff University suggest that intensive therapy during the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS) leads to better long-term outcomes for patients, despite it often being viewed as a riskier option than other first line treatments. Dr. Emma Tallantyre, from Cardiff University’s Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, said: “Over

Study links men’s porn-watching to women’s eating disorders

Women whose male partners watch more porn are at greater risk of eating disorders because they feel ‘sexless and insecure in their bodies,’ study suggests Some 30 million Americans have anorexia, bulemia, anorexia or over-eating  These disorders disproportionately impact women  Risk factors include social pressures and feelings of inadequacy  An Ohio State University survey found that

Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 — Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don’t have kidney failure, they have more than double the odds of cancer death. The odds are particularly high

South Asians at risk for tuberculosis often are not tested

Many South Asian immigrants from countries where tuberculosis (TB) is common do not get tested even though they are at high risk for developing the disease, according to a recent study by Rutgers University and St. Peter’s University Hospital. Tuberculosis, which mainly affects the lungs, kills more people worldwide—about 1.6 million—than any other single infectious

More Gun Owners, Higher Risk of Youth Suicides?

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 — Youth suicide rates are higher in U.S. states with greater rates of homes containing guns, a new study finds. “This study demonstrates that the strongest single predictor of a state’s youth suicide rate is the prevalence of household gun ownership in that state,” said study co-author Michael Siegel. He is

Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a frequent basis can lead to unwanted health consequences. Research has provided evidence that eating fried foods can affect cardiovascular health and heighten the risk of type 2 diabetes. In a new study on women over the age of 50 years from the United States, investigators