Tag Archives: Risk

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Sugar binges raise our risk of getting a bowel disease

There’s not a good thing to say about sugar. The list of the problems it causes gets longer and longer. Now you can add ­inflammation of the bowel to that list. Short-term increases in sugar consumption, such as binges of ­chocolate, ice cream and sugary drinks, such as a caramel latte and cream (25 spoonfuls… Read More »

People at Risk: Those with Weakened Immune Systems

Download full-resolution infographic A properly functioning immune system works to clear infection and other foreign agents from the body. People with health problems or who take medicines that weaken the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness are more likely to get a foodborne illness. This includes, for example, people with diabetes; liver or kidney… Read More »

For Veterans, Combat Service Is Tied to Hepatitis B Exposure Risk

In a study of veterans, researchers found that having served in combat and having been wounded in combat were each independently associated with a higher rate of hepatitis B virus (HBV) exposure, Healio reports. Publishing their findings in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Lauren A. Beste, MD, MSc, of the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care… 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 »

Supreme Court to hear $12B ACA risk corridors case this week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit involving the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program that could have implications for the future of public-private partnerships in healthcare and beyond. The case centers on some $ 12 billion in payments dozens of health insurers say they are owed due to losses on… Read More »

Value-based care payments increasing but risk still rare

Dive Brief: More than half of all commercial plan payments to hospitals in 2017 were earmarked toward some form of value-oriented care or alternative payments intended to reduce waste, according to the latest scorecard from Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) — up from just 10.2% in 2012. However, a large chunk of the value-oriented payment (90%) was… Read More »

Cancer patients are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke, new study shows

Science Photo Library – ROGER HARRIS | Brand X Pictures | Getty Images Cancer patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke with 10% of all cancer patients dying from cardiovascular problems, not cancer, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. For some cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrial… Read More »