Tag Archives: Risk

HIV is an independent risk factor for smoking-related cancers, especially in women

New research provides compelling evidence that infection with HIV is an independent risk factor for developing smoking-related cancers. Published in AIDS, the study’s findings are especially important because they compared cancer-risk between closely-matched individuals with and without HIV who were enrolled in long-standing cohort studies. Women with HIV appeared to have an especially high risk… Read More »

Reservoirs of HIV-infected cells that can’t be reached by antiretroviral therapy associated with an important marker of cardiovascular disease risk

The increased risk of cardiovascular disease observed in people with HIV taking effective antiretroviral therapy, even when they have an undetectable viral load, could be down to reservoirs of HIV-infected cells that cannot be reached by current treatments, according to research from San Francisco published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that higher levels of… Read More »

Halle Berry Worries That Diabetes Could Heighten Her COVID Risk

While everyone is at risk for COVID-19, certain groups of people are at greater risk of developing the severe respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Specifically, seniors and individuals with compromised immune systems and preexisting health conditions, including diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease, are more likely to develop COVID-19. Halle Berry falls… Read More »

Drug-therapy combo cuts breast cancer recurrence risk by 25%, Eli Lilly announces

Eli Lilly and Company on Sunday announced positive results in the fight against breast cancer. A drug called Verzenio, also known as abemaciclib, in combination with adjuvant endocrine therapy, was said to “significantly” reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 25% for those with a common subtype of breast cancer. The combo treatment also lowered the risk… Read More »

Teenage Girls at Risk for Self-injury Can Be Identified Using Psychological Profile, Suggests Study

Washington, September 12: High avoidance, low conscientiousness, and parent’s substance abuse history found amongst adolescents could be used to predict the first occurrence of nonsuicidal self-harm, over a three year period. The study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). “Self-injury is common in adolescents, especially among girls.… Read More »

Blown up in smoke: Young adults who vape at greater risk of COVID symptoms

COVID-19 has swept across the globe, infecting millions and resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths. Substantial resources have been invested into understanding individual vulnerability in order to protect those at greatest risk. Age is the most often cited risk factor; 75% of US deaths have been in people over the age of 65, while… Read More »