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

9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years Later

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Twenty years on, responders to the World Trade Center attacks in New York City are showing increased risks of certain cancers, two new studies confirm. Researchers found higher-than-average rates of prostate cancer among firefighters, medics and other workers who toiled at the disaster … Read more

Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Rises in People With HIV

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study warns, especially if the virus isn’t well-controlled. Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, usually due to an abrupt electrical malfunction. “People living with HIV are already … Read more

Teachers Have No Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

The report was published online Sept. 1 in the journal BMJ . It’s not surprising that the risk to teachers is not higher than other groups, said Douglas Harris, Schlieder Foundation Chair in public education at Tulane University in New Orleans, and director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans. In schools … Read more

Too Many Antibiotics Might Raise Colon Cancer Risk

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Here’s another reason to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics: Long-term use of these medications could increase your risk of colon cancer, researchers say. “While in many cases antibiotic therapy is necessary and saves lives, in the event of less serious ailments that can be … Read more

TikTok Milk Crate Challenge Puts Kids at Serious Risk

Aug. 27, 2021 — A milk crate climbing challenge that has had a sudden rise on social media this past week has led to many of its participants taking a hard fall. The TikTok trend, which involves stacking milk crates in a pyramid-shaped staircase and attempting to climb up one side and down the … Read more

‘Vaccine blood clot risk far smaller than Covid risks’

The findings of a major study suggests that the increased risks of blood clotting disorders from Covid vaccines is “far smaller” than the risks associated with getting the virus. The University of Oxford-led review looked at 29 million people who’d had their first dose of the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine. Prof Julia Hippisley-Cox told the … Read more

Secondhand Smoke May Raise Kids’ Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Aug. 23, 2021 — Did your parents light up when you were a kid? If so, you may have a higher risk of having rheumatoid arthritis as an adult, a new study suggests. Researchers found evidence that women whose parents smoked had a 75% higher risk of having the disorder. In people with rheumatoid … Read more