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VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

What are the risk factors for depression

Death or loss: Sadness and grief are normal reactions. Problems such as social isolation due to other mental illnesses or being cast out of a family or social group can contribute to the risk of developing clinical depression. Celebrities With Depression Famous people who’ve struggled with persistent sadness. It has been widely documented that women… Read More »

The Type of Climate You Live in May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Although research has shown that increased exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays ups our risk of  developing skin cancer, new findings published in the journal Environmental Engineering Science report a link between wetter and chillier climates and an increased risk of several other cancers, reports Medical News Today. Scientists aimed to look for a relationship… Read More »

McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro… Read More »