Tag Archives: Risk

Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a serious mental illness, Birmingham University research suggests. But they are also twice as likely to have had some form of mental illness already, the study in the British Journal of Psychiatry found. Experts said opportunities were being missed to detect abuse and… Read More »

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The multisite international… Read More »