Tag Archives: Risk

Coronavirus: Survivors ‘at risk of PTSD’

People who were seriously ill in hospital with coronavirus need to be urgently screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, leading doctors say. The Covid Trauma Response Working Group, led by University College London and involving experts from south-east England, said those who had been in intensive care were most at risk. The experts said regular check… Read More »

Cholesterol under-treatment a heart risk

Nearly half of Australians with heart disease aren’t getting enough treatment for their dangerously high cholesterol levels. Women with heart disease struggled even more than men to get their cholesterol under control. The new report from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute released on Wednesday warned cholesterol had cost Australia $ 1.55 billion in lost… Read More »

Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinson’s

Caroline Seydel A new UCLA study in zebrafish has identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson’s disease. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Toxicological Sciences, the findings show that chemicals in diesel exhaust can trigger the toxic buildup of a protein in the brain called alpha-synuclein, which is commonly seen in people with the disease. Previous studies have revealed that people living… Read More »