Tag: Health Risks

New York Fears Australian Tourist May Have Spread Measles In Early February

New York City fears that an Australian tourist may have exposed people to measles earlier this February. The New York State Department of Health has issued a warning to those visiting certain hotels.

Public Health February 26, 2018

Gender Straitjacket: Gender Norms Negatively Affect Young Boys And Girls From 15 Countries

Does gender stereotyping really affect the way children think and grow up? A new study shows that it does and at an earlier age than previously thought.

Public Health September 21, 2017

Can Being Slightly Overweight Decrease Your Life Span?

According to a new study, being slightly overweight could potentially decrease the life span of a person. An overweight individual is at a higher risk of death when compared to slimmer peers.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 5, 2017

NASA, SpaceX, Mars One Mission, UAE Mull Sending Humans To Mars, Study Reveals Travel To Red Planet Poses Health Risks

Mars travel could well be a possibility soon, as space organizations look to send people to the Red Planet. However, a recent study has shown that the trip may result in high exposure to radiation, causing many health hazards.

Space March 9, 2017

Common Insecticide Chemicals Adversely Affect Biological Clocks, Bump Up Metabolic Disease Risk

Latest study published in Chemical Research in Toxicology reveals exposure to chemicals found in insecticides messes up with the body’s circadian rhythm, increasing the likelihood of metabolic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Public Health January 21, 2017

New Gene Test May Spot Alzheimer's Disease Risk At Age 35

A new study in Boston uncovered a gene test that may someday become an important step toward early detection of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers examined gene variants on both young and old study participants.

Public Health July 7, 2016

Reaction To Stress Affects Health More Than Frequency Of Stressful Events

Stressful events can throw anyone’s day into haywire but researchers have found that reaction to stress is a better indicator of risks for cardiovascular disease than mere frequency. This highlights the importance of stress intervention strategies.

Life February 28, 2016

Stressed Fathers May Put Kids At Increased Diabetes Risk

Fathers who are constantly under psychological stress may put their kids at risk of diabetes, a new mice study has revealed. Researchers have identified a specific gene affected by stress hormones.

Life February 22, 2016

Botched Painkiller Drug Trial In France Leaves One Dead: The Benefits And Risks Of Participating In Clinical Trials

A man recently died after participating in a clinical trial. Knowing the benefits and risks of these experiments is critically vital before deciding to participate in such tests.

Life January 19, 2016

Obese People Should Reduce Sitting Time To Lower Heart Disease Risk: Other Ways To Improve Cardiovascular Health

Prolonged sitting and inactivity is bad for the health, particularly for obese people. A new study suggests that obese people who spend too much time sitting in front of the TV screen should find ways to reduce the sedentary habit.

Life January 14, 2016

Toronto Council Bans Hookah Smoking At Licensed Hookah Lounges

Members of the Toronto City Council voted to ban hookah smoking using tobacco or other herbal products at restaurants, bars and lounges starting Spring 2016. The decision came after the city's medical officer released a report that cited significant risks to the public as a consequence of hookah use.

Life November 10, 2015

Dengue In Childhood Elevates Risks For Heart Attack

Dengue and other infections that have occurred during childhood elevate a person's risk for heart attack, a new study revealed. Health officials also warn the public to take good care of their health.

Life October 21, 2015

Poor Diet, High Blood Pressure Now World's Leading Causes Of Premature Death

Deaths from high blood pressure increased 50 percent in the past 25 years, researchers say. It's joined by poor diet as a leading cause of premature death.

Life September 14, 2015

Sitting For Prolonged Periods Ups Cancer Risk But Only For Women: Study

Even just sitting down, when done for long periods of time, can increase risks for certain cancers in women, according to researchers from the American Cancer Society.

Life July 18, 2015

'Safe' Plastic Just As Bad As Older Consumer Plastics Says Study

Plastic is everywhere and it’s making people sick. Unfortunately, alternative chemicals used to replace offending compounds have been found by researchers to be just as bad for the health.

Earth/Environment July 9, 2015

Latest Study Shows Diabetes Is Global 'Epidemic' Afflicting 400 Million People

With 400 million people in the world afflicted, diabetes is a global problem. However, aside from the health implications, researchers note the economic burden that the disease brings as well.

Life March 17, 2015

CDC Currently Investigating C-Diff Bacteria Link To Medical Offices

Staff at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the link between medical offices and the spread of the C. diff bacteria. About 500,000 people in America are infected with the bug each year.

Life February 26, 2015

Magic Leap CEO Compares Product With HoloLens -- Microsoft Will Not Like It

Magic Leap's CEO Rony Abovitz has let on that Microsoft's HoloLens poses health risks. By comparison, Magic Leap's impending AR product will not pose any of the same health hazards to users.

February 25, 2015

NFI Hits Back Against 'Misreporting' On Tuna Mercury Levels

The National Fisheries Institute released a statement to clear up what it calls misleading reports about yellowfin tuna and mercury levels, maintaining the fish is safe for consumption.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2015

Study Identifies Common Household Chemicals that can Cause Early Menopause

Chemical use truly brings no good. Menopause naturally happens but exposure to common chemicals increases the likelihood of early reproductive decline in women, according to a study.

Life January 29, 2015

Twitter Can Predict Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: How?

Twitter postings could predict rates of heart disease in communities. Why are tweets so effective at foretelling illness?

Life January 22, 2015

Binge Drinking Upsets Immune System of Young Adults, Says Study

It's hard to pace yourself when you're out having fun. More than a hangover, however, you might be nursing a weaker immune system after some shots, according to a study.

Life January 2, 2015

Obesity Isn't Cheap: Global Cost Comes in at $2 Trillion

Obesity costs two trillion dollars each year to the global economy, but what can be done to solve the problem?

Life November 20, 2014

Hookah use increasing, appeals mostly to the wealthier tokers

A hookah lounge, where young people gather to share a water pipe with friends, is a growing alternative to socializing where cigarette smokers are not welcome. But hookah use is reportedly not safe, although it is more socially acceptable than smoking cigarettes.

Life July 7, 2014

Smoking a hookah is fun but may expose users to carcinogens, nicotine

Smoking a hookah increases nicotine and carcinogens in users. Smoking hookah poses health risks similar to cigarette smoking.

Life May 18, 2014

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