Tag Archives: risk

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to live longer: Drinking this tea helps to reduce risk of cancers and boosts longevity

As more and more people begin to take their health much more seriously, switching to healthier options is on the rise. According to health experts, drinking ginger tea could have numerous benefits to one’s health. From helping to manage high blood pressure, aiding in weight loss and reducing the risk of serious disease, it seems… Read More »

Menopausal Depression is Common, Who Is at Risk?

Patients and clinicians may not be fully aware that women are at increased risk for depression during the menopausal transition.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression, highlighting the importance of screening in populations at particularly high risk for depression.  While these recommendations have prompted increased awareness… Read More »

Coronavirus: Cancer surgery delays risk ‘thousands’ of deaths

The NHS must ensure cancer-surgery delays do not cost more lives than the number of Covid-19 patients saved, the Institute of Cancer Research says. In some cancers, a three-month delay could make the difference between a tumour being curable or not, Prof Clare Turnbull said. And her modelling suggested delaying surgery risked thousands of additional… Read More »

Cardiovascular who is at risk

However, conducting a more detailed 10-year risk assessment every 4-6 years is reasonable in adults ages 40-79 who are free of cardiovascular who is at risk disease. High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels, making them more likely to become narrowed. Many of these cardiovascular risk factors predate preeclamptic pregnancies, albeit at subclinical… Read More »