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Lack of post-hospital mental health care ‘increasing risk of suicides’

Guidelines say people discharged after a mental health crisis should receive a visit or call to assess their needs. Photograph: Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images Denis Campbell Health policy editor Wednesday 12 April 2017 19.01 EDTLast modified on Thursday 13 April 2017 03.46 EDT Thousands of vulnerable people are being left at increased risk of suicide because NHS mental health teams in England and ... Read More »

Bonds: Italian risk premium at highest since 2014

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2.32% (-5bp) UK: 1.05% (-2bp) Germany: 0.20% (-0bp) France: 0.96% (+3bp) Spain: 1.64% (+3bp) Italy: 2.28% (+4bp) Portugal: 3.85% (+3bp) Greece: 6.72% (-6bp) Japan: 0.04% (-2bp) Longer-term Gilts tagged along for the ride with debt from the other G4 economies, as heightened tensions around the ... Read More »

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it ... Read More »

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned. The findings in the study led by Marta Guasch-Ferre, researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US, showed that ... Read More »

Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could prevent tampering by hackers. Researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab took seven of the most popular Android apps that accompany connected cars from various manufacturers and analyzed them from the perspective of a compromised Android device. The apps and ... Read More »

Early menstruation ups risk of stroke

IANS | Feb 9, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Early menstruation ups risk of stroke Girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who start at the age of 15, a study shows. These women are also more at risk for cerebral infarction, in ... Read More »

Insomniac? You are at a greater risk of asthma

Insomniac? You are at a greater risk of asthma (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Do you chronically spend sleepless nights, have poor sleep quality or face difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep? Beware, you may be more than thrice at risk of developing asthma in adulthood, researchers have warned. Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major risk factors including smoking, obesity ... Read More »

Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer’s for child

Vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women ups risk of Alzheimer’s for child (Getty Images) For would-be-mommies, inclusion of sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark leafy greens in their diet are a must, as a study warns that deficiency of vitamin A in the womb or just after birth can have a detrimental effect on the brain development of the fetus or ... Read More »

Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

ANI | Jan 25, 2017, 04.30 PM IST   Eat mushrooms to prevent risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease According to researchers, certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in Journal of Medicinal Food ... Read More »

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors – not just physical strain, warns a new study. “If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on. They may need to manage risk factors ... Read More »