Tag Archives: Risk

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The multisite international… Read More »

Diet and exercise limit heart disease risk in men undergoing hormonal treatments for advanced prostate cancer – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health

Men with advanced prostate cancer are typically treated with drugs that prevent the body from making or using testosterone. A hormone (or an androgen, as it’s known), testosterone drives prostate cancer cells to grow faster, so shutting it down is essential to keeping the illness in check. About 600,000 men with advanced prostate cancer in… Read More »

Reduce The Risk For Developing Advanced Macular Degeneration

  If you want to decrease your risk for developing macular degeneration it is not necessary to buy high priced vitamin supplements. A group of European researchers has found that eating a Mediterranean diet decreases an individual’s risk of developing advanced macular degeneration by about 41% This diet provides an abundance of omega-3 fats acids,… Read More »