Who has the highest risk of becoming HIV-positive? What activities have the highest risk of HIV transmission?
Why Does Asthma Put a Food-Allergic Child at a Higher Risk of Anaphylaxis?
At Higher Risk For A Stroke Or Vascular Disease? Here's how to tell.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of vascular disease, and then assess whether or not you’re at an increased risk of developing any of them
Why Are Young Black Women at Higher Risk of HR
Study Suggests Hormone-Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer Risk Factors for Young Black Women An October 2016 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found that overall rates of breast cancer in black and white women are about the same. Still, breast cancer in black women is typically more aggressive than breast cancer in white women. Compared to white women, breast cancer in black women tends to be diagnosed at a younger age more advanced at diagnosis more likely to be fatal at an earlier…
San Francisco’s homeless youth at 10 times higher risk of death
Street-based study shows suicide, substance abuse main cause of mortality among homeless youth
Experts unsure why gay men at higher risk for meningitis
Twelve L.A. County residents have contracted meningitis in the past two months; seven of them have been gay or bisexual men.
Why are women at higher risk than men for heart disease?
Heart disease has become the leading cause of death for women in the United States, responsible for about 1 in 4 deaths among women Starting in the late 1980s, coronary artery disease - defined as a blockage of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart - has killed more women each year than men. Mortality rates from CAD are on the rise in women aged 35 - 54 years. And worryingly, nearly two-thirds of women who die from heart disease…
Are injured workers treated better than pregnant ones? How expectant mothers unprotected by law...
Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, companies are required to provide injured employees, but not pregnant ones, with 'reasonable accommodation'.
Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues
People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs, a new national study finds. This means that health care providers may need to take special care when treating pain and mental health conditions in deaf and hard-of-hearing young adults, the researchers say.
Why are Minorities at Higher Risk for Diabetes?
Close to 30 million Americans have diabetes and that number is steadily growing. Why are some adults from ethnic minority groups more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than white adults, and how can communities and health care advocates work together to help battle this epidemic?
Why Are Latinos at Higher Risk of HIV?
Education and prevention advocates are trying hard to overcome some social and cultural barriers, but the reason for the risk rates are varied.
Why Are Women at Higher Risk of Alzheimer's?
Women are likelier than men to have Alzheimer's disease. A new research partnership aims to get to the bottom of the Alzheimer's gender divide. See tips for lowering your risk.
Why Are Doctors at Higher Risk of Suicide?
The suicide rate among doctors is higher than that for the general population. Why? For meaningful answers, we need a better understanding of suicide itself.
Why SMEs are at a higher risk to cyber crime
Preventing cyber crime has become a major consideration for small businesses in today's digital economy, but how can they actually do that?
Why are children with autism at higher risk for serious infections?
Unlike the other groups, these children were perfectly capable of making a robust, protective immune response to vaccines.
This is why diabetics have a higher risk of going blind
Did you know that abnormal blood sugar levels increase your risk for several eye diseases and blindness? Here’s how diabetes affects your eyes and how you can take care of your vision.
Why Women Are at Higher Risk for Sleep Apnea
Some studies estimate that one in two women suffers from some form of sleep apnea. Here's what to know, by Mark Burhenne DDS.
Why Nonprofits Might Be at Higher Risk for Cyberattacks
Today's society is one where any organization operating online is theoretically at risk for cyberattacks.Such incidents could tarnish reputations, result
Why Men May Be At Higher Risk For Memory Loss
It is not uncommon as we age to begin to have slight memory lapses. All of a sudden, you realize that you have been misplacing your keys more often than you did before. Or maybe you keep forgetting the name of the new guy at your office. Many adults worry that these memory lapses …
Why Funeral Directors May Be at Higher Risk for ALS
A new study finds a link between the formaldehyde-heavy job and Lou Gehrig's disease