Having a Cousin or Grandparent With Colon Cancer Raises Your Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer risk runs in families, and it’s not just a parent or sibling having had the disease that should concern you. If you have a second- or third-degree relative who had colon cancer at an early age, your odds of having the disease … Read more

Hexahealth raises Rs 33 cr from Omidyar, others – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: Healthcare startup Hexahealth on Tuesday said it has raised Rs 33 crore in funding led by impact investor Omidyar Network and Chiratae Ventures. The seed funding round, which aims to transform surgery experience for patients, also saw participation from 3one4 Capital, while healthcare professionals like Viren Shetty, Rohit MA and Rehan Khan of Merck … Read more

Poorly Managed Diabetes Raises Odds for More Severe COVID

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Hospitalized patients with diabetes who hadn’t been taking their medication had more severe cases of COVID-19, a new study shows. “Our results highlight the importance of assessing, monitoring and controlling blood glucose [sugar] in hospitalized COVID-19 patients from the start,” said study … Read more

Living With HIV Raises Odds for Sudden Cardiac Death

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People living with HIV have to take powerful drug cocktails to keep their disease in check, but a new study finds they also need to worry about a doubled risk of sudden cardiac death. Unlike a heart attack caused by a blocked heart … Read more

Truemeds raises USD 5 mn in latest funding round – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Telehealth platform Truemeds on Tuesday said it has closed its USD 5 million (over Rs 35 crore) funding round led by InfoEdge Ventures, Asha Impact and Indian Angel Network Fund. The funding will be used to expand its footprint to three additional cities, build product and technology and invest in improving the supply … Read more

3 Wuhan Lab Workers’ 2019 Illness Raises Concerns

May 24, 2021 — Three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China became sick with a flu-like illness and sought hospital care in November 2019, according to a U.S. intelligence report obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The report, which was previously undisclosed, will likely add to growing concerns about whether the … Read more

Sleep Apnea Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19

TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from severe obstructive sleep apnea are at a greater risk of catching COVID-19, a new study finds. But researchers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California also found that the longer patients used a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask while sleeping, the more their COVID-19 risk … Read more

Obesity Raises Odds for Breast Cancer’s Return

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most people know obesity can lead to diabetes or heart disease, but excess weight can play a role in cancer, too, researchers say. A new study found that breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing a … Read more