Tag Archives: Risk

High-fiber diet lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, prevents cancer, WHO says

People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fiber eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »

First Device for Predicting Risk of Pressure Ulcers FDA Cleared

January 4th, 2019 Editors Critical Care, Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Surgery, Vascular Surgery Pressure ulcers are a common malady for bedridden patients, a situation that clinicians have been struggling to improve significantly. There are devices that sense how long a part of a body has been pressed on for too long, beds that deflate and inflate… Read More »

Hearing Loss Can Increase Your Risk Of Depression

Research has discovered that older people with age-related hearing loss experienced more depressive symptoms; the more the hearing loss, the more the risk of having symptoms of depression. The results indicate that treating age-related hearing loss, an under recognized and under treated condition among all older people, could be one method to help prevent late-life… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »

Does Work Stress Increase Cancer Risk?

In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, work stress was associated with a significantly increased risk of colorectal, esophagus, and lung cancers. When looking more closely at the data, investigators observed a link between work stress and colorectal cancer in North America, but not in… Read More »