Tag Archives: risk

COVID-19 Risk May Go Up on Exposure to Urban Air Pollutants, Suggests Study

Washington, October 10: The risk of Coronavirus may enhance on exposure to urban air pollutants, suggests a research study. “Both long-term and short-term exposure to air pollution has been associated with direct and indirect systemic impact on the human body by enhancing oxidative stress, acute inflammation, and respiratory infection risk,” says Donghai Liang of Emory… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Benzodiazepines and Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy

This is another situation where the headlines don’t really tell us the full story:  Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy. (But at least it prompted me to read the original article in its entirety.)     According to a recent study, risk for ectopic pregnancy may be elevated among women taking benzodiazepines before conception.  Using… Read More »

Face Masks at Home Reduce COVID-19 Risk, Study Says

Masks are becoming more accepted, and sometimes required, in the United States. When the coronavirus first came to the United States, federal officials said face masks weren’t necessary for people who weren’t sick. But as the number of cases rose, the Trump administration performed an about-face. In early April, the administration urged Americans to start… Read More »