Tag Archives: Risk

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 »

No evidence of risk compensation in female sex workers starting PrEP

Researchers found no evidence that female sex workers in Benin engaged in higher-risk behaviours after starting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A novel methodology was used in order to measure this: the presence of biomarkers indicating exposure to semen in vaginal samples. The researchers found that the percentage of women testing positive for semen exposure did not… Read More »

Can a Flu Shot Lower the Risk of Death in Those With Hypertension?

New research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2019 suggests that in addition to protecting against the influenza virus, the flu vaccine could also help lower the risk of death in folks with high blood pressure, reports ESC. For the study, researchers examined the data of more than 608,000 people with hypertension, ages… Read More »