Tag Archives: Risk

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 »

Are grandma, grandpa sleepy during the day? They may be at risk for diabetes, cancer, more

Older people who experience daytime sleepiness may be at risk of developing new medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020. The condition called hypersomnolence… Read More »

Prostate cancer symptoms: This painful sign during sex could mean you’re at risk

Prostate cancer occurs when cells multiply uncontrollably, forming a tumour, in the prostate gland. And painful sex could indicate you have the disease. The prostate is a small gland at the base of the bladder. It surrounds the first part of the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body – otherwise known… Read More »