Tag Archives: Risk

Daily decisions about risk: What to do when there’s no right answer

Let’s face it: there’s still a deadly virus out there and it’s not going away anytime soon. And that means we all must make a lot of decisions that involve personal risk. And for many of these daily decisions, there’s no single right answer: no Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, World Health Organization recommendations,… Read More »

Scientists uncover immune cells that may lower airway allergy and asthma risk

The world is full of house dust mites. Do some cleaning, and you’ll probably stir some up. While everyone has immune cells capable of reacting to common allergens like house dust mites, most of us have no allergic symptoms. Still, many people do react with the typical allergic symptoms: sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy,… Read More »

Blood Pressure Drugs Don’t Increase Coronavirus Risk, Studies Find

Drugs that are widely prescribed to treat high blood pressure do not make patients more susceptible to coronavirus infection, or to severe illness if they do become infected, researchers reported on Friday. Their findings are good news for millions of people who take blood pressure drugs that belong to two classes: ACE inhibitors, which include… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Best supplements for reducing risk of viral infections: Two proven to keep you protected

Beta glucan supplements Nutritionists claim that taking 1,3,1,6 beta glucan supplements could help cut the risk of catching a cold or flu. The chemical agent does this by boosting the immune system before any viruses attack. Frankie Brogan, senior nutritionist at Pharma Nord, said: “White blood cells play important roles in fighting infections, such as… Read More »