Tag Archives: Risks

Vaping and waterpipes ‘multiply risks of developing lung diseases’

Both smoking and vaping can stiffen the arteries and increase the risk of developing adverse lung conditions, scientists have said. Their findings are based on a clinical review of the available evidence gathered from multiple studies. An analysis by an international team of researchers found that tobacco cigarettes, in general, were more harmful than electronic… Read More »

Medical News Today: Vegetarian heart health: Study identifies benefits and risks

The authors of a large, long term study conclude that pescatarianism and vegetarianism have an association with a reduced risk of ischemic heart disease, but they note that vegetarians have a slightly higher risk of stroke. A new, large scale study places the health effects of vegetarianism under the microscope once again. Over recent years,… Read More »

Taking Z-drugs for Insomnia? Know the Risks

Image Español Zzzzz. Remember sleeping through the night? Not lately? If you’re lying awake night after night, unable to sleep, you may want to talk to your health care provider about it. He or she may prescribe insomnia medicines such as eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, and Zolpimist)—sometimes known as… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks

Recent research on the health risks that people undergoing cancer treatment face warns that there is a lack of awareness about the risks that some of these therapies can pose to heart health. Not enough cancer patients are aware of the potential adverse effects of cancer treatment on their heart. Investigators from Flinders University in… Read More »

Moms, please don’t eat your placentas: Obstetricians say ‘placentophagy’ carries risks, with no proven benefits

After reviewing what scientific data exist on the subject, Canada’s pregnancy specialists are encouraging any woman considering eating or drinking her placenta to please refrain from doing so. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has found no evidence of benefit from human maternal “placentophagy,” but potential risks of harm, including the transfer of… Read More »