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6314 Articles Matching "risk"

Suicide Risk Higher in People with Brain Injury

Aug 15, 2018 , WebMD
A person’s risk of suicide more than triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it stays significantly higher over the long term, a new Danish study...
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Toward Slowing The Clock For People With Abnormally Fast Heart Beats

Aug 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure. The results were published in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, a journal from the American Heart Association. Atrial fibrillation, or......
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Judge Denies UnitedHealthcare’s Attempt To Block New York’s Risk-Adjustment Program

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The ruling means UnitedHealthcare may have to to transfer millions of dollars to New York insurers that enrolled high-cost members in their plans in 2017. News on the health law comes out of Virginia, as well....
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Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk

Aug 15, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 12:00:00...
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Not all women eligible for breast cancer gene tests are getting them

Aug 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers - are not always done in U.S. women who are eligible to get them, a new study suggests....
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Weak Handgrip Strength Linked to Heart Risks

Aug 15, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Weak Handgrip Strength Linked to Heart...
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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines

Aug 15, 2018 , WebMD
Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine...
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Researchers Predict Risk For Common Deadly Diseases From Millions Of Genetic Variants

Aug 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A research team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School reports a new kind of genome analysis that could identify large fractions of the population who have a much higher risk of developing serious common diseases, including coronar......
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Weak Handgrip Strength Linked to Heart Risks

Aug 15, 2018 , RxList
Adolescents with a strong hand grip are less likely to develop cardiometabolic problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, over time compared with their peers who have weaker grips, a prospective study...
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How much exercise you really need

Aug 15, 2018 , CNN Health
The benefits of exercise are widely known: it helps you live longer and lowers risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A new study published Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests that when done in moderation, it leads to better mental health as well....
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Traumatic brain injury tied to increased risk of suicide

Aug 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who have traumatic brain injuries may be nearly twice as likely to die by suicide as individuals who don't have a history of injuries like concussions and skull fractures, a large Danish study suggests....
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New Algorithm Lets Scientists Better Calculate Person’s Chances Of Getting Five Serious Health Conditions

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The researchers are now building a website that will allow anyone to upload genetic data. Users will receive risk scores for heart disease, breast cancer, Type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammatory bowel disease and atrial fibrillation. But scientists emphasize that DNA is not destiny, and that the results don't account for a healthy diet and exercise....
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Essential Oils Promise Help, But Beware the Risks

Aug 14, 2018 , WebMD
In the past year alone, U.S. retail sales of essential oils soared 14% to $133 million -- up from $55 million in 2015 -- according to market research firm...
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Lung Cancer Screening' Risks Not Discussed Enough

Aug 14, 2018 , WebMD
Lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors need to explain the risks as well as the benefits. Those risks include a high rate of false positives, which can lead to unnecessary follow-up...
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Jury Awards Man With Terminal Cancer $289M In Suit Against Company That Makes Weedkiller Roundup

Aug 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Dewayne Johnson, 46, is a groundskeeper who used the products during his job. The jury found that Monsanto had failed to warn Johnson of the cancer risks posed by its...
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UnitedHealthcare loses New York risk-adjustment battle

Aug 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
UnitedHealthcare may be required to transfer millions of dollars to New York insurers that enrolled high-cost members in their plans in 2017, based on a federal judge's...
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Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn't Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study

Aug 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn't Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2018 12:00:00...
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Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms Of Lung Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Aug 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren’t happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the Univer......
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Study Links 3 Eye Diseases, Alzheimer's

Aug 14, 2018 , WebMD
Patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma had a 40 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer's disease than those without the eye conditions, the authors of a new study...
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Surprise Finding: For Very Sick Elderly, Lighter Sedation Won't Drop Risk Of Postoperative Delirium, Study Suggests

Aug 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say a study designed to see if reducing the amount of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients surprisingly found that lighter sedation failed to do so in severely ill people undergoing hip fracture repair. But the study of 200 men......
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