Tag Archives: Risks

Vaping flavored Juul pods damages lung cell DNA, raising cancer risks

Juul pod flavors like creme brulee, menthol and mint blamed for getting teens hooked on vaping raise risks for lung injuries and cancer by damaging DNA, study suggests Sweet e-cigarette liquid flavors have been blamed for getting teenagers addicted to vaping  But little is known about how the chemicals in these flavors may affect the… Read More »

Heartburn Drugs and Cancer: What Are the Risks?

Valisure: “Valisure Citizen Petition on Ranitidine.” Sandoz Inc.: “Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules 150mg and 300mg Due to an Elevated Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), in the Product.” Bloomberg: “Carcinogen in Zantac Leads to Another Shipment Halt, Recall.” Health Canada: “Health Canada requests that companies stop distributing ranitidine drugs in… Read More »

Intermittent Fasting: A Popular Diet With Serious Psychological Risks – Inverse

Why Do We Diet? The social pressure to diet starts young — really young — and this is what has some nutritionists and eating disorder experts worried about people who want to try restrictive diets. In 2008, a study on nearly 200 five-year-olds showed that a mother’s dieting behavior shapes how her daughter thinks about… Read More »

Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to a new study. There was no association between dietary supplement use and a lower risk of death. In addition, excess calcium intake was linked to an increased risk of cancer death,… Read More »

Phishing attack risks data of 30,000 patients of Mississippi facility

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Mississippi is notifying patients that protected health information may have been compromised by a phishing attack. The facility reported that access to the information was achieved by an attack on an employee’s email account on December 6, 2018. A phishing attack occurs when a hacker sends an email that appears… Read More »