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…
HIV 101: Who Is At Higher Risk of HIV Infection?
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 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…
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.
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
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.
Alzheimer’s Risk Higher for Women: Why?
It’s been known for years that women are more at risk for Alzheimer’s disease than men. Now there’s ...
Why some states face higher cancer risk
More people are surviving cancer, but some parts of the country are more susceptible than others
Why single embryo transfer during IVF sometimes results in twins or triplets
Results from the largest study (nearly a million cycles) to investigate the prevalence and causes of multiple pregnancies after single embryo transfer (SET) finds that using frozen thawed embryos for SET, maturing the fertilized egg (blastocyst) in the laboratory for five or six days before SET, and assisted hatching could increase the risk. The study is published in Human Reproduction journal.
NICU: 17 tips for parents on coping
These tips for parents of premature babies can help you cope with the NICU, make the NICU space your own, feel more relaxed and look after yourself.
Researchers Explore Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Is Higher Than Men's
Scientists are gaining insights into why Alzheimer's is more common in women. The answer involves genetics, hormones and sex-related brain differences.
8 survival tips for families with babies in the NICU
Here are survival tips from nurses for orienting yourself to the NICU.
Work Needed to Unravel Why Night Owls at Higher Metabolic Risk
The mechanisms behind the increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes among evening types requires further research, including into the subject of 'chrononutrition,' say European researchers.
10 Things No One Told Me About The NICU
During my two-week antepartum hospital stay I had plenty of time to read every top 10 preemie/NICU list I could get my hands on. The NICU experience is vast and varied, and there is no list that wi…
Why Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk? Don’t Blame Their Sperm.
This article originally appeared on Spectrum on May 23, 2016. The mutations that men accumulate in their sperm as they age don’t account for most of t ...
What to say to anyone who has a baby in the NICU
A friend delivered twins early. One is in the NICU, one died. What can I say or do?
Why These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos
Jaxson and Cadence Moore were born four months early.