Tag Archives: Risk

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 »