Tag: risk

Rescuers at risk: Emergency personnel face trauma and post traumatic stress symptoms

A new study in Frontiers in Psychiatry has for the first time, demonstrated differences in the prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in different groups of rescue workers and emergency personnel, including firefighters, police officers and psychiatric nurses. The researchers showed that the varying experiences and circumstances these workers encounter, such as handling aggressive people,

Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life

In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. For the male recruits to compulsory military training who were rated as the least fit, the risk of developing psoriasis later was 35 percent

Expert warns of depression risk in aftermath of Cyclone Imogen

A Western Sydney University rural health expert is calling for additional economic support for businesses and increased disaster relief and recovery services, to help address the potential mental health impacts of Cyclone Imogen. Dr. Sabrina Pit and Dr. Keersten Fitzgerald from the University’s School of Medicine, with colleagues from the University Centre for Rural Health

Chest pain risk assessment may reduce treatment disparities

The use of a standardized tool for assessing the risk of serious outcomes in patients with chest pain was associated with women at high risk receiving comparable care to men, according to new research published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Care received by women at low and intermediate risk was consistent with current clinical

Depression in Youth Linked to Risk for Somatic Diseases

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 — Patients diagnosed with depression in youth have increased risks for many somatic diseases and mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA Psychiatry. Marica Leone, from Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in Solna, Sweden, and colleagues quantified the association between youth depression and subsequent diagnoses

Poverty linked to higher risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe COVID-19—and to die from the disease—than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units. The first nationwide study of its kind found patients from the most economically disadvantaged areas had a higher chance of critical care admission,

New online COVID-19 mortality risk calculator could help determine who should get vaccines first

A new online calculator for estimating individual and community-level risk of dying from COVID-19 has been developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers who developed the calculator expect it to be useful to public health authorities for assessing mortality risks in different communities, and for prioritizing certain groups

Metabolites’ From Food Could Affect Your Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Levels of some small molecules called metabolites in the body may affect your risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. Metabolites come from the food people eat, and they cause chemical processes within the bodies and microbes. An analysis of previously published studies found that the levels of 10 of

Scientists identify new genetic MND risk factor in junk DNA

A new genetic risk factor for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), which if treated could halt or prevent the degenerative condition, has been identified in so-called ‘junk DNA’ by scientists at the University of Sheffield. The newly discovered genetic changes are present in up to one percent of MND patients. The pioneering research, published in the

Health care workers most at risk for COVID-19

Health care workers—particularly nurses—have a higher prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection than non-health care workers, according to researchers at Rutgers, which released baseline results from a large prospective study of participants at Rutgers and affiliated hospitals recruited during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, found that

Predicting colorectal cancer risk among average risk persons

Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine research scientists have developed and tested one of the first U.S.-based models to predict personal risk for advanced precancerous polyps and colon cancer in average risk individuals. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and second most lethal cancer in the U.S. Especially during the COVID-19

Are the side-effects of new cancer 'wonder drugs' worth the risk?

Are the potentially crippling side-effects of new cancer ‘wonder drugs’ worth the risk? Patients with otherwise untreatable tumours benefiting from immunotherapy  The treatment costs around £100,000 per patient per year, and has side-effects One in ten patients given immunotherapy for cancer suffer rheumatoid arthritis Surviving cancer against the odds can give patients a new lease

Antifungal Meds Cut Risk for Death After Lung Transplant

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — Preventive antifungal medications cut the risk for death following a lung transplant by more than half, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Kelly M. Pennington, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues evaluated the effect of antifungal