Tag Archives: Risk

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 »

9/11 Workers May Be at Higher Cancer Risk

People who worked at ground zero after the World Trade Center attack in 2001 have higher rates of cancer than the general population, a new study has found. Since 2002, researchers have followed 28,729 people who worked on the debris pile or at the site immediately after the 9/11 attack. Average time working at the… Read More »

The Type of Climate You Live in May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Although research has shown that increased exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays ups our risk of  developing skin cancer, new findings published in the journal Environmental Engineering Science report a link between wetter and chillier climates and an increased risk of several other cancers, reports Medical News Today. Scientists aimed to look for a relationship… Read More »

Medical News Today: How do fruit and veg reduce colorectal cancer risk?

A study initially investigating aspirin as a preventive treatment for colorectal cancer coincidentally uncovered a mechanism that might explain how fruit and vegetables reduce the risk of developing this disease. Share on PinterestA recent study delves into flavonoids, which occur in a range of fruit and veg. Worldwide, more than 1 million people receive a… Read More »