Tag Archives: Risk

Get receipts for contactless payments or risk overpaying, shoppers told

Britons reported overpaying most frequently when tapping their cards, according to survey by service provider Paymentsense. A third of people admitted to sometimes or never check the amount entered before paying on contactless – and often only noticed incorrect payment when later looking at bank accounts. But as people often don’t get receipts from the payments, many could find it ...

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Air Pollution Causes Obesity? Breathing In Smog Can Cause Cardio-Respiratory And Metabolic Dysfunctions Raising Risk Of Abnormal Weight Gain

Air pollution may be causing obesity. A new study has indicated that breathing in smog causes abnormal weight gain. A new study by Duke’s University, USA indicates breathing in polluted air for just a few weeks can substantially increase the risk of obesity. Smog, which is common in cities, isn’t just responsible for causing cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions, but may ...

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HIV Infection Risk Report: CDC Says 50 Percent Of Black Gay Men Will Get AIDS

Around 50 percent of gay and bisexual black men will get the virus that causes AIDS sometime in their lifetime, according to a recent federal report. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used diagnosis and death data from 2009 to 2013 to estimate the lifetime risk of an HIV infection based on sex, sexual orientation, and ...

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Eating Fish While Pregnant Increases Risk For Childhood Obesity

Eating fish while pregnant increases the risk of childhood obesity, especially in kids between 4- and 5-years-old. A new study found that mothers who eat fish three or more times a week during pregnancy are more likely to have overweight children than pregnant mothers who ate little or no fish. According to an L.A. Times report, the researchers could only ...

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Antibiotics In Animal Feed Pose Risk To Children’s Health, Doctors Warn

Overuse of antibiotics in animal feed drastically interferes with doctors trying to treat life-threatening infections in young children, doctors warn. A report published in the November issue of American Academy of Pediatrics advises that giving antibiotics to healthy livestock, in an attempt to promote growth and prevent disease among livestock, is making antibiotic drugs ineffective when the drugs are needed ...

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Coffee Lowers Death Risk: Moderate Consumption Helps Longevity, Suggest Studies

A few cups of coffee a day lowers death risk, indicated researchers from the Harvard. People who drink coffee daily are less likely to die from heart disease, neurological disease, type 2 diabetes, or suicide as compared to people who do not, concluded a new study. A new study, published by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, studied ...

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Coffee Lowers Death Risk, Boosts Weight Loss, & Battles Depression: Here’s How Much Coffee Benefits Most

Coffee lowers your death risk, but in order to benefit, you need to know just how much coffee is the ideal amount. A new study provides the answer while showing that coffee lowers the risk of some types of cancer while improving the health of your liver and brain, reported UPI. Just a cup a day won’t do it, however. ...

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Count The Number Of Moles On Your Arm To Predict Chances Of Skin Cancer, More Than Eleven Increases Risk

Live Science reports on a study of the deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, which can help determine increased risk by a simple metric that anyone can use for the purposes of helping a doctor in their individual patient care. Women who have at least seven moles on their arm would likely to have at least fifty moles on their ...

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Mediterranean Diet Brain Shrinkage Report: Follow This Food Plan To Reduce Risk Of Dementia?

A Mediterranean diet might thwart brain shrinkage. The popular and healthy way of eating could decrease the risk of both cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a new neurological study. Individuals eating a Mediterranean diet often experience less brain shrinkage, or brain atrophy, than those who dine on others types of menus, according to a report in the journal Neurology. ...

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In Ebola-stricken countries, measles is now a risk

Ebola itself was bad enough in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. But the outbreak also led to turmoil in those countries’ health care systems — and now a measles outbreak is a risk. Should a measles outbreak occur, almost twice as many people will be sickened, compared with before the outbreak. Thousands could die, according to a study appearing in ...

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