MS Has Mixed Impact on Patients’ Cancer Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 — How does having multiple sclerosis (MS) affect a person’s odds for cancer? The answer may depend on the type of cancer, new research shows. The study found that MS patients do have much greater odds of developing bladder cancer compared to people without the illness. But there was good news, too: Their risk of breast […]

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Vegans Have Increased Risk for Total, Main-Site Fractures

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 — Vegans have increased risks for total fractures and some site-specific fractures compared with meat eaters, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in BMC Medicine. Tammy Y.N. Tong, Ph.D., from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a prospective study to examine differences in fracture risks between vegetarians, vegans, and […]

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Risk for Infection Up for Children Born by C-Section

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 — Birth by cesarean section (CS) is associated with an increased risk for infection-related hospitalization in early childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in PLOS Medicine. Jessica E. Miller, M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville, Australia, and colleagues conducted a multicountry population-based cohort study of all recorded singleton live births […]

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COVID-19: Calculating aerosol infection risk yourself

An easy-to-use algorithm can now be used to determine the risk of being infected by SARS-CoV-2 via aerosol particles from patients in indoor environments. It also estimates how protective measures such as wearing masks and ventilation reduce the risk. The model, developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Chemistry in Mainz, uses parameters such as the size of […]

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Predicting the risk of severe side effects of cancer treatment

The risk of serious adverse effects on the blood status and bone marrow of patients during chemotherapy can be predicted by a model developed at Linköping University, Sweden. This research may make it possible to use genetic analysis to identify patients with a high probability of side effects. The study has been published in npj Systems Biology and Applications. It […]

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Link between sleep apnea and increased risk of dementia

A new study by Monash University has found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to an increased risk of dementia. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and led by Dr Melinda Jackson from the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, found that severe OSA is linked to an increase in a protein, called beta-amyloid, […]

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Vaping may increase respiratory disease risk by more than 40%, study finds

A growing body of evidence points to the health risks of using e-cigarettes (or “vaping”). But because e-cigarettes are marketed as a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, it has been difficult to tell whether the association between vaping and disease is just a matter of smokers switching to vaping when they start experiencing health issues. Now, a study by […]

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Home-visiting program shows promise of reducing risk of obesity among Native American children

Lessons on healthy feeding practices delivered to young mothers through a brief home-visiting intervention put Native American infants on a healthier growth trajectory, lowering their risks for obesity, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior research suggests that adult obesity, which is linked to […]

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People With Down Syndrome Face Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 — When adults with Down syndrome contract COVID-19, their risk of dying is much higher than the norm, a large, new study finds. The researchers found that of over 8 million British adults, those with Down syndrome were four times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, and 10 times more likely to die due to […]

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Diabetics see lower death risk if they drink these beverages daily, study suggests

Could you lose weight, burn fat by drinking coffee? Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel explains why public insurance could price private insurance companies out of the market. Siegel later discusses the health benefits of drinking coffee. Coffee and green tea could lower the death risk for Type 2 diabetes sufferers — but only if they drink a certain […]

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