Tag Archives: risk

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Enhances Fatality Risk Due to COVID-19

Pennsylvania, October 11: Certain pre-existing medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, hypertension may increase the risk of death due to COVID-19, according to a study. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine say their findings may help public health officials improve patient care and develop interventions that can target these high-risk populations. Also Read | COVID-19 Virus… Read More »

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 »

Clinical Update 2020: Antipsychotic Medications and Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Given the number of younger women using atypical antipsychotic medications, there is an urgent need for more accurate data regarding the reproductive safety of these medications. One important question is whether these newer antipsychotic medications, which have been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, may increase the risk of gestational diabetes… Read More »