Tag Archives: Risk

Does Working The Night Shift Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

Could night shift work be a potential breast cancer risk to women? That’s what a new study from Harvard appears to be suggesting, as outdoor light at night just might be one of the many risk factors for the disease. As reported by the New York Daily News, the Harvard study showed that women who live in locations that have ...

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Marijuana Users At A Higher Risk Of Dying From High Blood Pressure?

The results of a new study are making headlines with claims that marijuana users are connected to a three-hold higher risk of dying from hypertension (high blood pressure) than someone who doesn’t use marijuana. There is one small catch to the findings of this new marijuana study. Namely, there are some limitations with the study’s findings. One of the more ...

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Loneliness A Bigger Health Risk Than Obesity? Social Isolation Could Be Especially Dangerous To Seniors

How could loneliness be a greater health risk than obesity? While the risks of the latter may outweigh that of the former in some ways, psychologists believe that loneliness and social isolation could pose a more serious overall danger to people, especially senior citizens. Speaking at the American Psychological Association’s 125th annual convention, Brigham Young University professor of psychology Julianne ...

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Alcohol Reduces Diabetes Risk Says New Study From Denmark

Want to reduce your risk for diabetes? Try drinking alcohol a few times a week. A new study, published in the medical journal Diabetologia, suggests drinking alcohol three to four times a week will reduce the risk of developing diabetes. The research monitored the drinking habits of more than 70,000 Danish participants over a five-year period, from 2007 to 2012. ...

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Are ‘Brain Training’ Games The Key To Slowing Memory Decline And Reducing Dementia Risk?

If you’re the type who often downloads games from mobile app stores, you may be familiar with the term “brain training game” — these refer to word or puzzle games that are advertised as a good way to improve one’s brain power and vocabulary. But they could be more than just that, as a group of scientists believes that their ...

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Are ‘Brain Training’ Games The Key To Slowing Memory Decline And Reducing Dementia Risk?

If you’re the type who often downloads games from mobile app stores, you may be familiar with the term “brain training game” — these refer to word or puzzle games that are advertised as a good way to improve one’s brain power and vocabulary. But they could be more than just that, as a group of scientists believes that their ...

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Canadian Study Shows Psychedelic Drugs Like Ecstasy Reduce Suicide Risks , While Meth Increases Risk

A Canadian study claims that psychedelic drugs like ecstasy may decrease suicidal thoughts and reduce suicide risk. The specific study analyzed data pertaining to 800 female sex workers over the course of four years. Psychedelic drugs like ecstasy, according to the data from this new study, may be effective at easing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Click here to continue ...

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Lack Of Sleep Could Make Your Brain ‘Eat’ Itself, Increase Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s long been believed that a lack of sleep could be bad for the brain. But a new study offers a more colorful, yet dire description of this consequence — it could turn the brain into a “cannibal” of sorts, with synapses being “eaten” by other brain cells, and even increase the chances of chronic sleep loss sufferers acquiring Alzheimer’s ...

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Painkillers Linked To Heart Attack Risk

Painkillers were linked to an increased heart attack risk, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. As stated in the meta-analysis, which was led by epidemiologist Michèle Bally, patients who were prescribed larger doses oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were more likely to suffer from acute myocardial infarction within 30 days of first taking the drugs. For their ...

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Left-Handed People More Likely To Have Thin Faces, Also Have Higher Risk Of Developing TB

Being left-handed carries a lot of unnecessary stigma. Throughout generations, there have been myriad myths about southpaws going around, and it still isn’t uncommon in some cultures for children born left-handed to be turned into righties. And while there have also been certain conditions or traits that research has mainly associated with lefties, a new study suggests another rather peculiar ...

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