Tag Archives: Risk

Inactive older adults can lower heart disease risk by ramping up exercise: study

Sedentary older adults can help lower their risk of heart disease if they start exercising, a new study confirms. Researchers examined data on more than 1.1 million people aged 60 and older without any history of heart disease who had two health screenings between 2009 and 2012. Most were physically inactive at the first screening,… Read More »

Tylenol in Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Autism

Many view over-the-counter (OTC) drugs as safe because they don’t require a prescription. Nothing could be further from the truth. Acetaminophen, for example, (also known as paracetamol and sold under the brand name Tylenol among others) is actually one of the more dangerous drugs you can get your hands on. Despite statistics showing acetaminophen is… Read More »

How Much Do You Know About Cancer Risk?

Research shows that as many as half of all cancer in the United States is preventable. So why don’t more Americans know about the everyday cancer risks affecting them? According to new data from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual National Cancer Opinion Survey, 6 in 10 adults in the United States say… Read More »