Tag Archives: Risk

Genetic markers not very good for predicting disease risk

(Reuters Health) – Many people worry about inheriting health problems from their parents, but a new approach to analyzing genetic contributions to disease risk suggests that for most diseases, commercial DNA tests are not the best way to assess the odds. For the study, researchers analyzed data from almost 600 earlier studies that found associations… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

FDA Approves Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Print this page DUBLIN, Ireland and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication and label expansion for Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules. After more than a decade of development and testing, Vascepa is now the first… Read More »