Tag Archives: Risk

Moms’ Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth Defects

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery before pregnancy may lower obese women’s odds of having a baby with major birth defects, new research suggests. For the study, the researchers examined data on more than 33,000 births in Sweden between 2007 and 2014. Of these, nearly 3,000 children… Read More »

Switching to TAF-based PrEP improves kidney and bone markers – but does it raise cardiovascular risk?

People who switched from Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) to the newer Descovy (tenofovir alafenamide/emtricitabine) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) experienced improvements in measures of kidney function and bone density, but adverse clinical outcomes were rare with either coformulation, researchers reported at the recent IDWeek 2019 conference in Washington, DC. However, another study looking at HIV treatment… Read More »

Healthy living lowers risk of dementia by up to a third, even with high genetic risk: study

Dementia isn’t an inevitable part of aging, even for those carrying multiple genetic risk factors for the brain-ravaging disease, a new study suggests. Researchers who followed nearly 200,000 people found those at high genetic risk for dementia, but who didn’t smoke, who exercised regularly, drank alcohol in moderation and ate a Mediterranean-leaning diet lowered their… Read More »