Tag Archives: Risks

One of the greatest public health risks of our time: ‘Loneliness is not an age thing’

“I cried and cried until I could cry no more. I would be ashamed to go out the next day because my eyes were so swollen.” About 100,000 older people struggle with loneliness, according to Alone Sean Moynihan (left), CEO Alone and Dr Keith Swanick. Photo: Arthur Carron One of the greatest public health risks… Read More »

What are the risks of anal sex?

Anal sex is the practice of inserting the penis, fingers, or a foreign object such as a vibrator into the anus for sexual pleasure. With the appropriate precautions, anal sex is mostly safe. However, there are different potential risks that may not be present in vaginal or oral sex. For example, the anus cannot naturally… Read More »

High-fat diet 'increases risks of food poisoning and infectious disease'

It can live and grow in a wide range of foods, in particular chilled ready-to-eat foods such as packaged sandwiches, butter, cooked sliced meats, smoked salmon, certain soft cheeses and pate. High-fat diet ‘increases risks of food poisoning and infectious disease’ Independent.ie A high-fat “western” diet weakens the ability of the immune system to fight… Read More »

One woman's knee replacement surgery highlights its risks and limitations

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees… Read More »

Creatine Health Risks

Creatine is a naturally produced molecule in the human body which is mostly found in the body’s skeletal muscles. Creatine is produced by the liver and the pancreas and is found mostly in protein rich foods like beef, pork, salmon, tuna etc. owever creatine produced in the body is at times not enough for most… Read More »