Tag Archives: Risks

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Implants after breast cancer risks sparking fresh disease

At a recent medical conference a colleague asked me what I thought of breast implants. The reason for her question it turned out is that she had breast ­cancer and is thinking about having breast reconstruction. Should she have a breast implant as part of that? In the light of recent findings my answer was… Read More »

Managing sexual and survival risks: the impact of inequity and stigma on Jamaican MSM and transwomen

Two recent qualitative studies highlight Jamaican men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (trans) women’s heightened vulnerability to HIV. These groups are at higher risk of infection as a result of various socioeconomic inequalities — homelessness, lack of employment, the criminalisation of same-sex practices and high levels of stigma and violence. As a… Read More »

The Health Risks of Excessive Earwax

By Dr. Mercola Earwax, technically known as cerumen, is produced by glands inside your ear canal. It may be a gray, orange or yellow waxy substance, and is designed to protect, clean and lubricate the ear canal. It also provides protection against insects, water and bacteria. The wax consists of dead skin cells, hair and… Read More »

Risks of California Poppy Tea vs. Opium Poppy Tea

Learn about the possible health risks of drinking California poppy tea here! Many communities are in the middle of what is being referred to as an opioid crisis. Statistics show that the number of people addicted these substances has increased drastically. It’s helpful to understand difference between prescription opioid painkillers and illegal drugs derived from… Read More »