Making Health Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty

Making Health Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty

Indeed, for people who had lower vitamin D levels before starting the trial, 85% of those who took the supplement did not have a recurrence or die, compared to 71% of those who took the placebo. Overall, no clear evidence from these trials that vitamin D supplementation protects against recurrence of colorectal cancer, on average.

Millions Hurt by 'Secondhand' Alcohol of Others

Millions Hurt by 'Secondhand' Alcohol of Others

"Heavy drinkers should be aware of how they might be impacting the lives of people around them," said study co-author Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, a senior scientist with the Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute in Emeryville, Calif.

Yes, You Should Aim for 10,000+ Steps

Yes, You Should Aim for 10,000+ Steps

The authors of this study described relationships between the average number of daily steps among women wearing an accelerometer (a high-quality activity tracker often used in research) for 4-7 days and their risk of dying over a 4.3-year follow-up period.

Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat is Risky

Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat is Risky

Over a decade, nearly 12,000 babies in the United States died while sleeping -- about 3% of them while in an "infant sitting device," such as a car seat, stroller, swing or infant seat, according to the study of U.S. National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention data.

Heartburn Drugs Again Tied to Fatal Risks

Heartburn Drugs Again Tied to Fatal Risks

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who use common heartburn drugs for months to years may face heightened risks of dying from heart disease , kidney failure or stomach cancer , a new study suggests.

Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says

Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says

"Reducing rabies in dogs is a remarkable achievement of the U.S. public health system, but with this deadly disease still present in thousands of wild animals, it's important that Americans are aware of the risk," CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in the release.

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

"As the United States population continues to age, we can expect more deaths from falls," said researcher Robin Lee, an epidemiologist at the Injury Center of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lesbian, Gay Youth at Higher Risk for Self-Harm

Lesbian, Gay Youth at Higher Risk for Self-Harm

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An alarming number of teens practice self-harm, but lesbian, gay and bisexual teens may be more than twice as likely as their straight peers to cut, hit or bruise themselves, new research warns.

Gender Gap in Teen Suicide Is Narrowing, Study Finds

Gender Gap in Teen Suicide Is Narrowing, Study Finds

The study, published in JAMA Network Open , was inspired by data from the CDC reporting that rates of suicide among teen girls have risen especially dramatically over the past decade, says lead author Donna Ruch, a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Neck Cracking and Stroke: How Risky Is It?

Neck Cracking and Stroke: How Risky Is It?

A direct cause-and-effect link has not been established, but the Heart Association-Stroke Association statement recommends that health care providers tell patients of the risk before they have neck manipulation. Patients who have a stroke after having their neck manipulated may already have been at risk for stroke, Overland says.

LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

May 17, 2019 -- The blue light in LED lighting used in many consumer products may harm your sleep and pose a risk to your eyes , a new report warns.

How to encourage kids to take healthy risks

How to encourage kids to take healthy risks

It can be sprinkled throughout the day or repeated over and over in a short space of time, in short, not a day goes by when I’m not assessing risk and alerting my children to it.

When Bullying Begins at Home

When Bullying Begins at Home

Along with bullying data, additional information for each child was collected including family characteristics, information about the parents, early social experiences, and individual differences (such as temperament).

Is Appendix Removal Linked to Parkinson's Risk?

Is Appendix Removal Linked to Parkinson's Risk?

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a connection few have probably considered, but new research suggests that having your appendix removed may up your risk for Parkinson's disease down the road.

As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

They discovered that a poor sense of smell was associated with a nearly 50% higher risk of death within the next decade for adults older than 70. What's more, the researchers found that the conditions already linked to poor sense of smell only accounted for about 28% of the higher death risk.

Diabetes Drugs Carry Risk of Gangrene of Genitals

Diabetes Drugs Carry Risk of Gangrene of Genitals

May 8, 2019 -- Popular diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors appear to raise the chance of getting gangrene of the genital area, a rare but potentially fatal side effect, according to a new report.

How AI Can Detect Children with Anxiety and Depression

How AI Can Detect Children with Anxiety and Depression

Having a tool that can objectively screen children for anxiety and depression is a valuable asset for early childhood intervention in order to prevent future problems that can lead to substance abuse , suicide risk, and other mental health issues.

Perseverance Cultivates Purposefulness and Boosts Resilience

Perseverance Cultivates Purposefulness and Boosts Resilience

Thirty-six years of goal-striving perseverance and positive reframing in my day-to-day life gives credence to this 18-year study (Zainal & Newman, 2019) on strategies and future change in common mental health problems.

For Those With One Disorder, What's the Risk of Another?

For Those With One Disorder, What's the Risk of Another?

“We do not have good treatments to prevent mental illness,” McGrath says, but identifying whether a person is likely to develop another disorder could help doctors and patients to prepare as much as possible.

Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids Get New Warning

Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids Get New Warning

In addition to the boxed warning, the FDA is requiring the addition of a "contraindication" -- advice to not use these medicines for patients who have displayed complex sleep behaviors after taking them.

Why We Must Be Careful In How We Talk About Veteran Suicide

Why We Must Be Careful In How We Talk About Veteran Suicide

In others, the blame is laid solely at the feet of the VA and the social conditions it sets, while failing to acknowledge the individual factors at play when a veteran dies by suicide.

Is Vitamin D Hype ‘Wishful Thinking’?

Is Vitamin D Hype ‘Wishful Thinking’?

While low vitamin D levels have been linked to many health problems -- such as a higher risk of some types of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and depression -- research is inconclusive.

Nonconsensual Sexting Linked to Anxiety and Depression

Nonconsensual Sexting Linked to Anxiety and Depression

New research published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking , suggests that unwanted and nonconsensual sexting, which often includes images, has been linked with depression , anxiety , and stress . Researchers found that receiving unwanted sexts or sending sexts under pressure were both linked with depression, anxiety, stress, and lower self-esteem.

Why Are Mental Health Issues Greater Among Bisexual People?

Why Are Mental Health Issues Greater Among Bisexual People?

So, this new study suggests that people who identify as bisexual are at greatly increased risk of struggling with emotional issues in their lives, suffering from depression and anxiety.

Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children and Youth

Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children and Youth

This issue is garnering more public and clinical attention due to increased reports of younger children initiating problematic sexual behavior (children 10 years or younger), many of whom would not be appropriately served if the judicial system labeled them as child sex offenders.

What is ectopic pregnancy? Signs and symptoms to look out for

What is ectopic pregnancy? Signs and symptoms to look out for

"Usually women (with ectopic pregnancies) complain of a more constant pain," said Dr. Meera Garcia, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York.

Sri Lanka's Tragedy and the Global Health Burden of Trauma

Sri Lanka's Tragedy and the Global Health Burden of Trauma

In addition to physical injuries, the survivors of the bombings will be at risk of a range of mental health challenges, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

5 Things an Alien Scientist Would Find Weird About Humans

5 Things an Alien Scientist Would Find Weird About Humans

The book details a potential explanation of why modern women have a breast cancer risk as much as 100 times higher than that of preagricultural women. The book describes a study in which an attractive young man approached women and ask if they’d like to go back to his apartment; 6% said yes.

What We Know About Dementia Today

What We Know About Dementia Today

At age 50-70, higher blood pressure increases the risk of dementia, most likely through stroke. But from 70-75, lower blood pressure has the higher risk of dementia.

The scary reason my kids won't be using their smartwatches again

The scary reason my kids won't be using their smartwatches again

As a registered user of the TicTocTrack smart watch, I received an alarming email on Monday afternoon advising of an interruption to services. Further information has now been made available via the Pen Test Partners website which details how Ken was able to access the watch through the software's back end.

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