Tag Archives: Risk

Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss? Here’s what the research says

What you eat may play an important role in how well you hear, especially as you get older, according to the latest research. In a 2019 study, women who reported eating healthier diets had lower rates of hearing loss than those who had a less-healthy diet. The study, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, included 3,135 women and… Read More »

Canadian doctors warn marijuana edibles pose greater risk of overdose

Chocolate containing 10 mg of THC extract, made by the Wellness Connection of Maine in Gardiner, photographed August 21, 2019. Gregory Rec | Portland Press Herald | Getty Images Baked goods, candies or other cannabis-infused edibles may not be as safe as people think, especially for first-time users, children and the elderly, according to a… Read More »

Genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk

A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA ‘errors’ that increase an individual’s risk of developing the disease. The scientists involved say these errors may influence as many as 190 genes. The results, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, provide the most comprehensive map of breast… Read More »

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1 It’s unclear exactly… Read More »

A Meta-Analysis of Gestational Diabetes and Risk for Perinatal Depression

According to recent findings published in Diabetic Medicine, women who develop gestational diabetes may be more likely to experience depression during pregnancy and after delivery, compared to women without gestational diabetes. Over the years, we have reviewed several studies looking at the association between GDM and risk for depression.    In a systematic review and meta-analysis,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cholesterol levels in young adults can predict heart disease risk

A recent study investigates the relationship between cholesterol levels in young adulthood and cardiovascular risk in later life — with interesting recommendations for further research. Share on PinterestA recent study looks at the long term impact of high cholesterol levels. Research has already well documented that high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, the… Read More »

The Type of Climate You Live in May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Although research has shown that increased exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays ups our risk of  developing skin cancer, new findings published in the journal Environmental Engineering Science report a link between wetter and chillier climates and an increased risk of several other cancers, reports Medical News Today. Scientists aimed to look for a relationship… Read More »