Tag: threat

Study eyes ‘silent’ stroke threat after surgery

Seniors who suffered a ‘silent stroke’ after surgery faced double the risk of dementia or further strokes than those patients who did not have a stroke, according to a recent Western-led international study. These findings open the door to revolutionizing stroke care and prevention for millions of patients. “Although we know stroke affects cognitive function,

Q fever? A bigger threat to humans than thought

(HealthDay)—You’ve probably never heard of Q fever, but the bacterial disease may be sickening—and killing—more Americans than once believed, a new study suggests. Caused by a bacteria carried by livestock, Query (Q) fever is a rare disease first discovered in 1947 and is found mostly in dry, dusty areas of California and the Southwest. “Q

Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires. It comes days after a new bushfire season campaign was launched by the State Government to raise awareness about the realities of catastrophic and severe fires. UWA

AHA: Low Literacy Levels Can Be a Silent Health Threat

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) — He kept it from family members, friends and employers. Some of Walter Washington’s children still don’t know their father struggles to read and write. But his doctors knew. The 64-year-old Dallas man told them because he didn’t want to risk taking the wrong dose of his diabetes