Tag Archives: Risk

Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Spicy ingredients in curry linked to lowering risk of cancer and heart disease

Brits have been tucking into curries for comfort during the pandemic. One survey showed orders for Indian takeaways doubled after Covid-19 hit. And the good news is that when chosen wisely, curry can be a hot tonic for your body. Experts say that spicy ingredients can help lower your risk of everything from cancer to… Read More »

Does working in daycare increase coronavirus risk? New study suggests no

Exposure to child care was not associated with a heightened risk of coronavirus infection for providers, according to what authors say is the largest study of its kind. Researchers from Yale University gathered data from over 57,000 child care providers in the U.S. amid the first several months in the pandemic to assess for an… Read More »

#25: Meditation Is Like a Controlled Burn That Lowers the Risk of Wildfires

On this episode, you’ll hear how our identity—who we think we are—can hold us back, and how meditation can help us move past our limiting ideas of our self. Please hit “subscribe” and rate the podcast. . . — Previously published on Meditationforthemasses.libsyn.com. — *** If you believe in the work we are doing here… Read More »

What is the Risk for Relapse After Stopping Antidepressants During Pregnancy?

For women taking antidepressants, how do we decide whether or not they should maintain their medication during pregnancy? Based on our previous research and clinical experiences, we know that many women who discontinue antidepressant therapy will relapse during pregnancy.  Our decision is typically guided by the severity of the woman’s illness.  If she has had… Read More »

Benzodiazepines and Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy

This is another situation where the headlines don’t really tell us the full story:  Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy. (But at least it prompted me to read the original article in its entirety.)     According to a recent study, risk for ectopic pregnancy may be elevated among women taking benzodiazepines before conception.  Using… Read More »