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New Kaiser Permanente Study Will Examine the Role of Opioid Use in Suicide Risk

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the role of opioid use in suicide risk and develop better tools to help clinicians identify patients who are at highest risk. The three-year, $ 1.4 million study will be led by Bobbi Jo Yarborough, Psy.D., an investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon.

Both suicide deaths and opioid-related overdose deaths in the U.S. are on the rise. In 2015, the age-adjusted suicide rate was 13.3 per 100,000 — a 27 percent jump from 1999, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Over the same period, the rate of suicides with opioid poisoning as a contributing cause doubled, and the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths tripled.

Bobbi Jo Yarborough, Psy.D.

Bobbi Jo Yarborough, Psy.D.

“We’ve done preliminary work suggesting that 22 to 37 percent of opioid-related overdoses are, in fact, suicides or suicide attempts,” said Dr. Yarborough. “While health care settings are ideal places to intervene to prevent suicides, clinicians aren’t able to easily determine which of their patients are at elevated risk. Our ultimate goal is to develop the most accurate suicide risk prediction tools and put them into the hands of clinicians. If our study is successful, clinicians will have a powerful new resource in the fight against suicide.”

The new study will use the power of machine learning and predictive analytics, which allow researchers to find meaningful patterns in large datasets. The study will leverage Kaiser Permanente’s industry-leading electronic health record system to create the best available tools for clinicians to help prevent future suicides.

The existing suicide prediction models were developed under the auspices of the Mental Health Research Network, a group of 13 research sites embedded within U.S. health systems that serve a combined 12.5 million patients. The models include a large number of variables that can predict the likelihood of a suicide attempt within 90 days of a mental health or primary care outpatient visit. These variables include medical, mental health and substance use disorder diagnoses; current and past prescriptions; and health care use patterns.

Under the new study, researchers will evaluate the following variables for their ability to improve prediction of suicide attempts or death: illicit or prescribed opioid use, opioid use disorder, discontinuation or substantial dose reduction of prescription opioids, and prior nonfatal opioid-related overdoses. Dr. Yarborough and her colleagues will also assess whether the strength of these risk predictors varies between men and women.

“We know that opioid use, opioid overdose and suicide are related, but we need much more specific information to guide our efforts at prevention,” said Gregory Simon, M.D., M.S. in public health, principal investigator of the Mental Health Research Network and a co-investigator on the new study. “The findings from this study will be a great asset to the public health community.”

The new study will include all seven of the Mental Health Research Network sites that collaborated in the development of the existing suicide risk prediction model: Health Partners in Minnesota; Henry Ford Health System in Michigan; and the Kaiser Permanente regional groups in Colorado, Hawaii, Southern California, Washington and the Northwest (Oregon and Southwest Washington). The researchers from these sites will be working with a dataset that includes approximately 24 million medical visits, 35,000 suicide attempts and 2,600 suicide deaths.


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Get Well Wednesday: Can Technology Put Your Health At Risk?

FOR WOMEN WHO MAY KEEP THEIR CELL PHONES TUCKED IN THEIR BRA — IS THERE A RISK OF BREAST CANCER FROM RADIATION?
A: As far as we can say, there is no credible evidence linking cell phones tucked in the bra to breast cancer. While there are plenty of Facebook posts claiming a link, there just is no solid evidence. In fact, cell phones do not emit the type of radiation known to cause cancer.

FOR MEN WHO KEEP THEIR CELL PHONES IN THEIR POCKETS — IS THERE A RISK OF INFERTILITY/DECREASED SPERM COUNTS?
Again, there is no credible evidence to support this claim.

IS THERE ANY LINK BETWEEN PROLONGED CELL PHONE USE AND CANCEROUS BRAIN TUMORS (OR OTHER TYPES OF CANCER)?
A number of studies have tried to get at this question. Results are inconclusive. The International Agency for Cancer Research the UN cancer agency says “maybe.” It’s important to note though that there has been no increase in cancerous brain tumors in those countries where cell phones were first widely used. If cell phones did significantly increase the risk, it’s likely we would have seen an increase by now.

So while cellphones do not seem a significant or even likely cause of brain tumors, I actually believe we should tell people what we know, what we do not know and what we believe and label it accordingly. The answer is we do not know. Everyone is allowed to have a belief as long as they label it so. The problem is, people are stoking fears and creating unfounded worries. That’s not really fair considering the evidence.

WHY DOES THERE SEEM TO BE SO MUCH CONFLICTING INFORMATION REGARDING CELL PHONE RADIATION AND CANCER?
he only ethical way to answer these questions scientifically is through epidemiologic study. It is hard to do good epidemiologic studies. They take a long time and even then can be prone to certain biases. If something causes a lot of cancer as cigarettes do, it is much easier to establish a definitive link.

Our studies tell us that if cell phone do cause cancer, it is in small numbers. Smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, and even alcohol consumption are way ahead of cell phones, as they definitely cause cancer. Cell phones are a big maybe and in my opinion, probably not a cause of cancer at this point.

The answers to the above questions may differ for children who have developing brains and skulls. It is possible that kids should not use cell phones or should use them in very limited ways. They could be more at risk of brain tumors than adults because of thin skull shielding and developing brains. Again I have to use “possible” and “could,” as the science is inconclusive. It is hard to study this in adults and even harder in kids.

DO CELLPHONES CAUSE ANY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS?
I am frequently asked about cell phones and brain tumors and the amazing thing is the science clearly shows us that if they cause brain tumors it is in small numbers. It is very clear that cell phone induced distraction, especially while driving, kills far more people than cell phones do through cancer.

HOW CAN I LOWER MY EXPOSURE TO RF WAVES FROM CELLPHONES?
If you are worried about cell phones causing cancer and I refuse to criticize anyone who does worry, use the phone with a wired headset (not a blue tooth). The other thing is do not store it next to your body when not on a call.

WHAT ARE SOME FACTORS THAT DEFINITELY DO AFFECT CANCER RISK?
Tobacco use causes more than a third of all cancer deaths. I even worry about medical radiation from screening and diagnostic tests, which causes 1 to 2 percent of cancers. This is a much more important source of radiation than cell phones, which again emit the wrong kind of radiation in way smaller amounts. The key here is to avoid unnecessary medical tests.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OFTEN-DISCUSSED MYTHS THAT ACTUALLY DO NOT INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK?

I hear questions about bras and deodorant causing breast cancer. There is no evidence to prove either one of these do.

IS CANCER HEREDITARY?
About 1 in 10 people who get cancer get it because it travels in their family. We see hereditary breast, colon and prostate cancer, especially. There are hereditary leukemias, lymphoma, ovarian and endometrial cancers, but these are not at common. We are getting better at figuring out the gene mutations that increase cancer risk.

ARE RESEARCHERS CLOSER TO FINDING A CURE FOR CANCER?

That is the most complicated question you have asked. Cancer is more than 200 different diseases all with uncontrolled cell growth in common. Some cancers are already very curable. More than ¾ of all testicular cancers, most lymphoma and a significant number of leukemia is regularly cured.

There are what are called recalcitrant tumors that are more difficult to cure. For those we focus on early detection with treatment through surgery and radiation. A growing number of patients early diagnosed colon, breast, prostate and lung cancers do well.

Making things even more complicated we have learned a large number of certain cancers would do well no matter what we do. There is increasing movement to watch early prostate cancer as more than half of men diagnosed will never need treatment. We are getting better with tests that tell us the people with breast and prostate cancer that need treatment versus those that need observation.

Prevention of cancer is also important. The combination of prevention (especially tobacco control) and wise screening and treatment have prevented a lot of deaths. The cancer death rate has actually declined 26% since 1992.

Dr. Otis W. Brawley currently serves as professor of hematology, oncology, medicine, and epidemiology at Emory University. From April 2001 to November 2007, he was director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and deputy director for cancer control at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.

Dr. Brawley is a graduate of University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University, and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. He is board certified in Internal medicine and medical oncology.

 

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Autism risk determined by health of mom’s gut

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Amazon’s Echo Device Chief on the Risk of Alexa’s Many Rewards

Imagine an always-on digital-assistant who is friendly, will turn off your lights, order from your shopping list, can chat about anything from the World Cup to Japanese anime, and who will also know to cheer you up when you’re feeling blue. This is part of the array of delights that Toni Reid, Amazon’s vice president of Alexa experience and Echo devices, thinks about when she considers the future of the smart speaker she’s overseen from its earliest inception.

It starts with the human element. “What surprised us was how many times people were asking questions that didn’t need an answer,” Reid told the crowd at Fortune’s Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo on Monday. People so often share things like expressions of loneliness and frustration, or a romantic longing for “Alexa” herself, that their editorial team spends a lot of time thinking about how the service can continually respond in ways that are relevant. “We work hard to build in these ‘delighters’ for the customer experience…. And we’ve taken that approach globally,” said Reid.

But these Alexa’s delights are not without risk.

Reid addressed a recent incident in which an Alexa device recorded an Oregon woman’s private conversation and shared it with a random person in her contact list. Privacy has always been top of mind, said Reid, ticking through a list of design elements: The device has a mute button; it lights up to show users it’s listening; and owners can review and delete whatever Alexa has recorded them asking or saying. Heck, people can unplug it if they want to. “We built in multiple safeguards and it still failed,” Reid said.

She understands how that incident makes consumers who are already concerned about data privacy even more nervous. According to Reid, the data Alexa collects is only used to improve the speech technology itself, to better understand the intent of the consumer. “Nothing else.”

Reid just celebrated her twentieth anniversary at the company, a milestone which comes with a gray badge. “To match the gray in my hair,” she joked. “We were just a bookstore,” she said when she first became of only 600 Amazon employees.

Even though Amazon boasts more than a half million employees now, she says the company operates more like a collection of start-ups. “We can try new things, fail fast, and take an interactive approach,” she said. “Alexa was a bold bet we thought we could make.”

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Study analyzes opioid overdose risk during and after pregnancy among Massachusetts women

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Prostate Cancer Prevention: Common Foods That Can Lower Your Risk

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men, but research shows a diet rich in the right kinds of vegetables and fruits can lower men’s risk of getting the disease.

The prostate is a gland located in the male reproductive system, and its primary function is to produce semen that transports sperm. One of the best ways to avoid prostate cancer and many other illnesses is to incorporate a healthy diet that is comprised of fruits and vegetables that supply important nutrients to your body.

Many people are unaware that the most common health remedies for the human body can be found in the kitchen. For example, researchers report one of the most common foods that can help to lower your risk of cancer are cruciferous vegetables. While that name may be unfamiliar to some, cruciferous vegetables are very familiar. They consist of kale, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and many other green vegetables. These super green foods provide a chemical known as DIM, which combats enzymes that work to contribute to the growth of cancer cells.

Tomatoes are another super food in the fight against cancer. Certified family physician and medical doctor, Joel Fuhrman, a New York Times best-selling author and expert on nutrition and natural healing, advised that adding more cooked tomatoes to your diet can help to lower the risk of developing prostate cancer. Fuhrman stated, “several studies revealed that those who consumed the most tomato-based foods reduced their total risks of prostate cancer by 35-percent and their risk of advanced prostate cancer by 50 percent.” Antioxidants such as lycopene, which are found in tomatoes, protect against cell damage usually caused by cancer. According to Fuhrman cooked tomatoes are preferred because they contain higher levels of lycopene than raw tomatoes. Other fruits that contain lycopene include: mangoes, watermelon, and guavas.

Vitamin D is also a popular nutrient in the fight against cancer. You can increase your vitamin D intake by taking supplements. The American Chemical Society stated that vitamin D supplements are beneficial to your health because they can “slow down/reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors.” Supplements are a quick way to

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Children and adolescents whose mothers follow five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and not smoking — are 75 percent less likely to become obese when compared with children of mothers who did not follow any such habits, according to a new study.
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‘My Life Is at Risk of Being Undermined.’ Morgan Freeman Pushes Back Against Misconduct Allegations

Actor Morgan Freeman is maintaining that his behavior should not be classified as sexual assault, in the wake of harassment and misconduct allegations leveled against him earlier this week.

“I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports,” Freeman said in a statement provided to TIME late Friday night. “All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.”

A CNN report published Thursday included accounts from eight people who accused Freeman of inappropriate behavior or harassment. Many of these alleged instances included what were perceived as inappropriate comments from Freeman. One woman claimed he once repeatedly tried to lift her skirt and asked if she was wearing underwear; another said the actor made so many comments about her appearance that she and her assistants stopped wearing fitted clothing around him. CNN reporter Chloe Melas also said the actor called her “ripe” when she interviewed him while six months pregnant.

Freeman, who issued an apology shortly after CNN’s story broke Thursday, said in the second statement that he uses jokes and humor to make people “feel appreciated and at ease around me,” though he added that, “Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended.”

Still, Freeman maintains in the statement that his behavior never crossed certain lines.

“I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex,” Freeman said in the statement. “Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”


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Greater Burden of Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Higher Stroke Risk

OAKLAND, Calif. — Among people with intermittently recurring atrial fibrillation who are not taking anti-blood-clotting medications, those whose hearts were in abnormal rhythms longer were three times more likely to have strokes or other types of blood clots than those who had abnormal heart rhythms for less time, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study.

Continuous heart monitoring may help physicians identify patients at higher risk and tailor treatments, according to the study published today in JAMA Cardiology.

Alan S. Go, MD

Alan S. Go, MD

“In our study, in people with the greatest burden of intermittently recurring atrial fibrillation  those with the greatest burden defined as more than 11 percent of the time — were the most likely to experience subsequent strokes or arterial blood clots, even after we controlled for all other important risk factors,” said lead author Alan S. Go, MD, director of the Comprehensive Clinical Research Unit within the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

Both types of atrial fibrillation — intermittently recurring and that which occurs 100 percent of the time — can produce irregular and fast heartbeats, or arrhythmias. They affect millions of adults in the United States, and are linked to a higher risk of ischemic strokes and other types of blood clots. Currently, patients with any amount of atrial fibrillation are treated the same as those with chronic atrial fibrillation when it comes to stroke prevention, but whether these groups have an equal risk of strokes and blood clots has been controversial, explained Dr. Go.

The Kaiser Permanente Real-World Heart Monitoring Strategy Evaluation, Treatment Patterns, and Health Metrics in Atrial Fibrillation (known as KP-RHYTHM) study used a non-invasive, continuous electrocardiographic device to gather data on the amount of time people spent in the arrhythmias. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the monitoring device is a lightweight patch that adheres to the upper left chest, recording and storing beat-to-beat information for up to two weeks.

The study analyzed heart rhythm data for 1,965 adult members of Kaiser Permanente living in California with confirmed intermittently recurring atrial fibrillation and is among the largest to employ continuous, non-invasive heart monitoring. Participants wore the monitoring device continuously for up to 14 days between October 2011 and October 2016 and were not taking anti-blood clotting medications during that time.

Study participants were followed through November 2016 to identify those hospitalized for ischemic stroke or arterial blood clots (thromboembolism) while not taking anti-blood-clotting (anti-coagulation) medications such as warfarin or direct oral anticoagulants.

Matthew Solomon, MD

Matthew Solomon, MD

“This study has the potential to have a major impact on heart care,” said senior author Matthew D. Solomon, MD, PhD, a cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, and adjunct researcher at the Division of Research. “Using new continuous heart-monitoring technology, physicians can identify patients with intermittently recurring atrial fibrillation at greater risk and engage in better-informed shared decision-making around stroke prevention strategies.”

This study was supported by a research grant from iRhythm Technologies, Inc.

In addition to Drs. Go and Solomon, co-authors were: Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH, and Teresa N. Harrison, SM, Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California; Jingrong Yang, MA, and Sue Hee Sung, MPH, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Nigel Gupta, MD, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center; Judy Lenane, RN, MHA, iRhythm Technologies; and Taylor I. Liu, MD, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center.


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The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research conducts, publishes and disseminates epidemiologic and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and society at large. It seeks to understand the determinants of illness and well-being, and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Currently, DOR’s 550-plus staff is working on more than 350 epidemiological and health services research projects. For more information, visit divisionofresearch.kaiserpermanente.org or follow us @KPDOR.

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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to share.kaiserpermanente.org.

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A massive egg recall should prompt parents and caregivers to check their refrigerators ASAP.

Out of an abundance of caution, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, has voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs. The reason? The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reported the eggs could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young kids, those with weakened immune systems, the frail, and the elderly.

Even if you’re not in a high-risk category, it’s wise to stay away from these eggs. That’s because healthy people who are infected with salmonella can still have some pretty terrible symptoms, including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

For the record, this egg recall is the largest in the U.S. since 2010, Food Safety News reported. And people continue to be affected by contaminated eggs more than a month after the initial recall.

Initially, the FDA indicated in April that 22 illnesses had been reported. However, that count is currently up to 35, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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According to the FDA, affected eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and, according to the FDA, have reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. They were sold under a variety of  brand names, including Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Sunshine Farms, Glenview, and Great Value.

Eggs included in this recall have plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on one of the sides on your carton or package. To confirm if your eggs are included in this recall, check this chart from the FDA.

“We apologize to anyone who may have been sickened or who has a family member or friend who may have taken ill because of our eggs,” Rose Acre Farms told The Washington Post. Meanwhile, we have already implemented numerous remedial actions and have not only corrected deficiencies at the farm, but we’ve also taken other steps to ensure the farm meets or exceeds the standards by the FDA and USDA.”

If you have eggs included in this recall, the FDA urges you to immediately discontinue use and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For questions, contact Rose Acre Farms at 855-215-5730 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST)

For more on eggs and pregnancy, see our article Is it safe to eat eggs when I’m pregnant?

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7 TV Shows at Risk of Being Canceled

It’s a scary time of year for TV fans, as the broadcast networks begin announcing which of their shows are returning for another season in the fall and which are getting the chop.

While most shows have already been dealt their fate, there’s a few still on the bubble. The networks will have to make their final decisions by mid-May, so as the deadline draws near, here are seven of the biggest shows still waiting to find out if they’re renewed or canceled.

How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)


How to Get Away with Murder

With the exception of the series finale of Scandal airing at the end of April, ABC has yet to announce the fate of any of its Shondaland shows. But it’s How to Get Away with Murder that is most at risk of getting the chop. An Emmy-winning performance from star Viola Davis hasn’t been enough to keep viewers invested, likely due to confusing and convoluted storylines.

Chances of Returning: With the loss of Scandal, not to mention Shonda Rhimes signing a deal with Netflix, ABC will likely hold on to this show until there’s an exciting pilot that needs a spot on the lineup.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Despite the power of the Marvel brand, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t been a ratings giant for ABC. Even still, DVR playback has been pretty solid for the series, which follows the law enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. as they investigate threats and strange occurrences around the world.

Chances of Returning: After five seasons and those decent DVR ratings, it would be surprising if this one gets cut without one final season to celebrate the series and end things properly.

Gotham (FOX)


Gotham

The fourth season of the Fox series, which tells the backstories of some of Batman’s biggest characters before they turn into the heroes and villains they were destined to be, has experienced a ratings drop of about 20% from Season 3. The show recently garnered interest when it teased the reveal of the Joker, but was it enough to get the show a fifth year?

Chances of Returning: It’s a bit of a toss-up as to the fate of Gotham. But seeing as the show was often in the top ten for the network even when experiencing a dip in the ratings, it’s more likely to be renewed than canceled.

The 100 (CW)


The 100

Season 5 of the CW series The 100 hasn’t even aired yet, but the show is sitting on the bubble anyway. Set nearly a century after a nuclear war wiped out civilization, the show follows 100 juvenile delinquents sent from a spaceship of survivors to travel back to Earth in an attempt to repopulate the planet.

Chances of Returning: With the fifth season not premiering until the end of April, it’s a bit early to decide which side this series will land on. But with a pretty sizeable fanbase, we’re placing our bets that the series will return for a sixth run.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

After five seasons, the comedy about a group of police officers at Brooklyn’s 99th precinct is actually better than ever. The show is focusing more on its vibrant cast of characters, doling out storylines that fans are quite invested in. The trouble is, the upgraded stories have also made it feel like a final season, perhaps because showrunner Dan Goor is anticipating his show getting the axe.

Chances of Returning: This one is too close to call. Members of its fanbase are insanely passionate about the show, but it currently delivers the tiniest audience across all broadcast sitcoms. Not great news for those hoping to see it come back for a sixth season.

Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC)


Marvel's Inhumans

Being a product of the Marvel universe didn’t help Inhumans gain any traction when it debuted late last year, and ABC admitted that the eight-episode series didn’t perform the way the network had hoped. The series, about an isolated group of superhumans forced to fight to protect themselves, premiered with a 0.9 rating and things didn’t get much better from there.

Chances of Returning: Very, very unlikely. The possible final nail in the coffin occurred this week when Inhumans star Anson Mount was cast as Captain Christopher Pike on Star Trek: DiscoveryIt’s tricky for a show to continue when its lead has already jumped ship.

iZombie (CW)


iZombie

iZombie, about a medical resident who assists police with the qualities she obtained from becoming a zombie, has been on the bubble ever since it debuted in 2015. The fourth season premiered in February with just under a million viewers and has managed to essentially keep the same ratings that it had throughout Season 3.

Chances of Returning: This one could go either way, but one final season would mean they’d have enough episodes for syndication — something that the CW has been known to do in the past.

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Why are Women More at Risk for PTSD?

The more we research health conditions and diseases, the more we see that no matter which one we’re talking about, it tends to behave differently in women than in men.

Take heart disease, for example. For decades most of the research was conducted on men, with the assumption being that the findings could apply equally well to both genders. Only recently have we discovered that in many cases, women are very different from men, not only in how they develop heart disease and when, but in what symptoms they suffer, and what treatments work best.

Though most people will suffer symptoms right after a traumatic experience, those with PTSD will continue to suffer months and even years later. Some will think they’re perfectly fine immediately after the event, but then will start to develop problems down the road.

Now we’re finding that this is the case with most everything, including arthritis, diabetes, and different types of cancer. So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs differently in men and women, too, but currently, this one has scientists a little perplexed.

Studies have shown that in general, women seem to suffer from PTSD more often than men, but so far, we aren’t sure exactly why. Scientists have some ideas, but they’re still digging into it. PTSD in female veterans has also been a little confusing. Though women in the general population are more likely than men to develop PTSD, when looking at veterans only, an equal number of men and women seek care for the condition.

This is puzzling for a number of reasons, one of the largest being that women, more than men, are at risk for sexual assault in the military, and sexual assault is one of the main causes of PTSD. (See our article, “Women in the Military More at Risk for These 3 Health Issues.”)

While scientists work to figure all this out, we can use what we do know to help women more easily identify the symptoms of PTSD, and get the help they need to feel better.

What is PTSD?

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder characterized by symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, being easily startled, and more. It’s most commonly caused by some sort of traumatic event, like a violent assault, a terrorist act, a serious accident, war/combat experiences, natural disasters, and rape.

Though most people will suffer symptoms right after a traumatic experience, those with PTSD will continue to suffer months and even years later. Some will think they’re perfectly fine immediately after the event, but then will start to develop problems down the road. PTSD also commonly occurs together with other conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Other symptoms associated with PTSD include:

  • Reliving the event (similar to a flashback)
  • Avoiding situations that trigger traumatic memories
  • Loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
  • Feelings of shame or guilt
  • Hyperarousal (feeling “keyed up” or “jittery”)
  • Emotional numbness
  • Sleep problems/insomnia
  • Memory problems, particularly around the traumatic event
  • Trouble experiencing positive emotions
  • Irritable, aggressive, or reckless behavior

How Are Women Affected by PTSD?

As with other diseases and health conditions, most of the early research on PTSD focused on men, and in particular, military men. But then researchers started to notice that women who had gone through sexual assault often exhibited symptoms similar to men who had gone through war-related trauma.

That led to more research on the disorder in women. One of the main findings was that in general, women are diagnosed with PTSD about twice as often as men. Researchers reviewed nearly 300 studies conducted between 1980 and 2005, and found that men had a higher risk for traumatic events, but women suffered higher rates of PTSD.

Why would this be? One of the reasons is that women are more likely to have suffered from sexual assault and child sexual abuse, which researchers believe causes more emotional suffering and adverse effects than other types of traumas. But even when comparing non-sexual traumas and responses to it, the results still showed that women met diagnostic criteria for PTSD more often than men.

We’re not sure why this may be, but scientists have some theories. One is that women may be more susceptible to multiple traumas that add up to a PTSD diagnosis. Researchers gave the example of a car accident, showing that women tend to report more PTSD symptoms after such an accident than men. Further investigation, though, revealed that many women were already at a greater risk because they had suffered from abuse and sexual assault in the past.

Other studies have not found this correlation with sexual assault, though. In 2012, researchers reported that though more women than men were diagnosed with PTSD in response to disasters and accidents, violence (including sexual violence) created the lowest level of gender difference. A second 2012 study also noted that sexual assault only partially accounted for gender differences in PTSD rates. At this point, then, we’re still unsure of the way that sexual trauma affects women’s overall rates of PTSD.

Another theory attempting to explain the difference between the genders is that men and women respond differently to PTSD, and the criteria for diagnosis may not yet take that into account. Since women in general are considered to be more in touch with their emotions, and the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis weighs heavily on emotional responses, it could simply be that women are more easily diagnosed than men. Male symptoms of PTSD can be quite different, including alcohol or drug abuse and angry or violent outbursts, as opposed to the anxiety and depression that women more often experience.

Are Women More at Risk for Peritraumatic Dissociation?

Still another possibility is that women experience more trauma at the time of the initial event. Three key measurements of that trauma include:

  1. a greater perceived threat,
  2. more dissociation (feeling “out of body”),
  3. and more initial symptoms of PTSD.

In fact, “peritraumatic dissociation”—which is considered the most critical acute response to a traumatic experience—involves that feeling of being disconnected from the body and emotions. It is now believed to be the most likely symptom to lead to PTSD, and women may experience it more often than men.

Indeed, in a 2012 study, researchers reported that peritraumatic dissociation “partly predicts subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder.” They described it as including altered perceptions, impaired memory, emotional numbing, depersonalization, and in some cases, amnesia. In other words, while going through the traumatic experience, the person survived by mentally escaping or “going someplace else” in their minds.

Researchers have also found that those who dread the occurrence of the traumatic event are more at risk for dissociation than those who experience it without warning. The longer one has to anticipate the outcome of the event, the more likely to experience dissociation. Could it be that women are more likely to experience this sort of dread than men? Researchers are still looking into it, but it’s possible.

Neurological and Hormonal Differences May be Factors, Too

Still other studies that have looked into women’s brains believe there may be a neurological or even hormonal difference in responses to trauma that could explain why women are diagnosed more often then men.

Women are about one-third less likely than men to report having experienced a trauma, but are about twice as likely as men to meet the criteria for PTSD following such events, and are about four times as likely to develop chronic PTSD.

Women not only respond differently to fear, but their brains behave differently too. They have a more sustained “amygdala response” to negative material than men do, too, which shows that they may be more sensitive and responsive to threats simply because of how their brains are wired. Some studies have found that women also “acquire fear” more easily than men do. Those who experience fearful events during their adolescent years are more likely to experience enhanced fear as adults, whereas the effect seems to be the opposite in men.

Another interesting finding is that women are about one-third less likely than men to report having experienced a trauma, but are about twice as likely as men to meet the criteria for PTSD following such events, and are about four times as likely to develop chronic PTSD. This indicates that coping style may also play a role.

Treatment for Women’s PTSD

From what we know so far, it seems that women and men both respond equally well to PTSD treatment, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy and medications as needed. The main thing is for women to seek out a therapist who has experience treating PTSD.

Patient and doctor working together can find the right combination of treatments that work best. Most programs usually include “exposure therapy,” in which people learn to face and control their fear. Patients may also work with their doctors to revisit bad memories and learn to make sense of them with a goal of eliminating feelings of guilt and shame.

 

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American Psychological Association, & Tolin, D. (2006, November 19). Women Are Diagnosed With PTSD More Than Men, Even Though They Encounter Fewer Traumatic Events. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2006/11/ptsd-rates.aspx

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Babies are at higher risk of dying unexpectedly in their sleep if they live in certain states, according to a new study.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other unexpected deaths during sleep before age 1, such as from accidental suffocation, have declined dramatically since 1994. That’s when health officials began urging parents to put babies to sleep on their backs.

But, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most of the drop happened before the year 2000, and in recent years rates of sudden, unexpected infant death have plateaued and, in some states, have actually gone up.

If you live in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Washington or Wisconsin you can breath a sigh of relief. All these regions have experienced a significant drop in sudden infant death rates since 2000. (In the District of Columbia for example, the rate dropped by almost 45 % between 2000 and 2015).

But Alaska, Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana are not doing so well. These states have the highest rates of sudden infant deaths in the country – more than 150 babies per 100,000 births – and these rates increased between 2000 and 2015, according to the study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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The big question is, why? Unfortunately, the researchers aren’t sure, but they do have some ideas. One reason could be that moms and babies have better access to healthcare in the states with lower sudden infant death rates, the authors wrote. Or it could be the better performing states have more programs in place to educate parents about safe sleep practices.

Another reason could be higher smoking rates in states with more sudden infant deaths, or rising problems with opioid addiction, which can put babies’ health at risk, the authors suggested.

It will take more research to figure out the answer. In the meantime, you can help protect your baby by following safe sleep recommendations, including:

• Put your baby to sleep on her back

• Use a firm sleeping surface that’s free of pillows, stuffed animals, and soft bedding

• Sleep in the same room – but not the same bed – as your baby

• Don’t let your baby fall asleep on a couch, armchair, or any other plush surface

• Get regular prenatal care

• Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs during pregnancy

• Keep your baby away from cigarette smoke

• Make sure your baby gets all recommended vaccinations

• Breastfeed if you can

Does your state have a high, or low, sudden infant death rate? What do you think your state is doing right, or wrong, when it comes to protecting babies’ health?

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Molson Coors Brewing cited the spread of legal marijuana as a risk to its business in its annual financial report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. Instead of drinking beer, people may increasingly smoke and eat pot.

“Although the ultimate impact is currently unknown, the emergence of legal cannabis in certain U.S. states and Canada may result in a shift of discretionary income away from our products or a change in consumer preferences away from beer,” the filing says.

Several other larger beer companies have made similar statements, including Boston Beer, the parent brand of Sam Adams, and Craft Brew Alliance, the makers of Kona and Omission beer. Constellation Brands, the owners of Corona and other alcohol brands recently made a large investment in the marijuana industry.

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Women in the Military More at Risk for These 3 Health Issues

Women have served in the military since the American Revolution, but in recent years, more roles have opened up for them. Today, according to a report in CNN, “more than 200,000 women are in the active-duty military, including 69 generals and admirals.” The “Women Veterans Report” released by the Department of Veterans Affairs in February 2017 indicated that the number of women serving in the…

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Women have served in the military since the American Revolution, but in recent years, more roles have opened up for them. Today, according to a report in CNN, “more than 200,000 women are in the active-duty military, including 69 generals and admirals.”

The “Women Veterans Report” released by the Department of Veterans Affairs in February 2017 indicated that the number of women serving in the military has grown, and that in 2015, they made up 9.4 percent of the total veteran population. By 2043, they’re expected to make up 16.3 percent of all living veterans.

That’s good news for a lot of reasons. In 2010, PBS reported on what women get from the military, and found a lot of positive benefits. These included the following:

  • Education: Women can get their college tuition paid by the military in return for service.
  • Health care: There is consistent debate about the quality of healthcare for veterans, but women in the military don’t have to worry about having health coverage.
  • Personal pride: Many women find fulfilling and exciting careers in the military.

But as any woman in the military will tell you, there are challenges, as well, and many of these can put a woman’s health at risk. Below, we examine three health issues that can be particularly concerning for women in the military.

  1. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Mention these and most women will shudder. They’re simply not pleasant, as symptoms include pelvic pain, a burning sensation when urinating, and a strong and frequent urge to urinate.

The American Urological Association estimates that a woman’s lifetime risk of getting a UTI range from 40 to more than 50 percent. Depending on the location and severity of the infection, women may also experience upper back and side pain and high fever.

Women are at greater risk for UTIs than men because of their anatomy. Women have a shorter urethra (the tube leading from the bladder out of the body) than men do, which means bacteria have a shorter journey to reach the bladder.

Women who serve in the military may be at an even higher risk than other women. Retired Army Colonel Dr. Elspeth Ritchie spoke at a health summit in Falls Church, Virginia in 2014, where she stated that dirty bathrooms are a cause for female UTIs on deployment. The American College for Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reported in 2012 that combat locations with limited sanitary equipment leave women at greater risk of UTIs.

According to an Army report released by a task force on women’s health, a 2000 survey of nearly 850 women found that nearly half had experienced symptoms of UTIs or vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) while deployed. Many declined to seek treatment, and UTIs that are allowed to advance can lead to kidney disease and pelvic infections.

In 2013, Lt. Colonel Nancy Steele, Ph.D., a women’s health nurse practitioner, reported that UTI is the most common health risk for deployed military women, and is often the result of holding urine for a long time or reduced hydration.

Women are advised to drink plenty of water, go to the bathroom when needed, and to seek medical attention for UTIs. The Army Women’s Task Force recommends the FUDD (Female Urinary Diversion Device), which allows women to urinate discreetly while in the field. They also suggest that women use self-diagnosis kits to test for UTIs, in the hopes of increasing the number of women who seek medical attention for them.

  1. Physical Assault and Sexual Trauma

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reports that according to one study, 23 percent (over one-fifth) of female users of VA healthcare reported experiencing at least one sexual assault while in the military. According to a 2006 study, as many as a quarter of military women have been sexually assaulted, and 80 percent sexually harassed.

According to a 2006 study, as many as a quarter of military women have been sexually assaulted, and 80 percent sexually harassed.

The researchers add that these attacks in the military setting “may be more damaging than those that occur in other work settings, in part because such events may emphasize women’s ‘outsider status.’” These assaults have long-lasting health effects on women, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, alcohol or drug abuse, long-term sexual dysfunction, disrupted social networks, employment difficulties, and increased suicide risk.

Medical conditions associated with sexual assault, according to the research, include breast cancer, obesity, asthma, and heart attacks. Women who are exposed to combat stress as well—with effects on physical and mental health similar to sexual assault—can get a double dose of trauma that can be extremely difficult to deal with.

Researchers report that “combat and military sexual trauma experiences, as well as other deployment-related stresses, could explain deployed female veterans’ greater risk for drug-related disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, accidental deaths, high levels of general psychiatric stress, and more frequent somatic [physical] complaints compared with nondeployed female veterans.”

To make the problem worse, women are unlikely to report the assaults. According to Ritchi, “They’re embarrassed and want to get on with their lives.” She suggested that to prevent these assaults, commanders and leaders should know where their troops are at all times, and should examine patterns of when and where the assaults occur to help modify behavior.

Women are advised to report the assaults, and to seek medical attention for them—not only immediately, but down the road as well, when they return home. VA doctors are also advised to screen for sexual assault in veterans.

The ACOG adds that according to studies, 20 percent of women veterans who use VA facilities report a history of military sexual trauma. “This is a cause for concern because military sexual trauma can have long-term health implications. It is critical that health care providers screen for military sexual trauma so that they may effectively identify and address any associated health concerns.”

  1. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Whether related to sexual trauma, combat stress, or other issues, PTSD affects women in the military differently than it does men, according to the VA. Common symptoms in both genders include sleep problems, flashbacks, fear-based anxiety, and feelings of detachment. But women are “more likely to be jumpy, to have more trouble feeling emotions, and to avoid things that remind them of the trauma than men,” according to the VA.

Whereas men are more likely to have trouble controlling their anger and are likely to lash out, women are more likely to sink into themselves, and to feel depressed and anxious. The VA also reports that women are more than twice as likely to develop PTSD than men, perhaps because of sexual assault, for which they may blame themselves.

Not all women who go through a traumatic event develop PTSD. Women who were injured during the event, who were sexually assaulted, or who did not have good social support, are at an increased risk.

Not all women who go through a traumatic event develop PTSD. Women who were injured during the event, who were sexually assaulted, or who did not have good social support, are at an increased risk.

Researchers have linked PTSD to poorer overall health and increased likelihood for mental health problems and substance abuse. Yet women may feel hesitant to report their symptoms to the VA because of shame and stigma, or because of they don’t trust their healthcare providers to truly help them.

Some organizations are working to make things better by increasing their understanding of a woman’s response to PTSD. In a 2013 VA study, researchers found that women diagnosed with the disorder responded more strongly to visible cues than men when they saw an image and knew it was going to be followed by an electric shock. Researchers said this showed that women were “more strongly conditioned” than men—a finding that may lead to better treatments.

In other words, researchers believe that perhaps if fear conditioning differs between the genders, then methods of extinguishing that fear may differ, too. Typically, patients are gradually exposed to cues that previously meant danger (big crowds, for example), until they realize that there is no reason to be afraid. This is called “extinction learning” and is believed to be important for recovery from PTSD.

“A deeper understanding of this process could alter our strategy for how we treat PTSD in men and women,” said Dr. Sabra Inslicht, staff psychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Women Often Misdiagnosed

Women in the military are also at risk for unplanned pregnancies and chronic stress, such as that which may accompany leaving children behind. Though the VA and other organizations are working to make things better, women remain their own best health advocates.

PTSD, for example, is often misdiagnosed in women because of cultural stereotypes or a lack of research on how the symptoms differ. For years, studies on military PTSD were focused on men and combat trauma, so there is less information on how the disorder affects women, or victims of sexual trauma.

You know yourself and your experiences best—don’t be afraid to keep knocking on doors until you get the help you need.

 

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Diabetic Retinopathy – When Are Women at Greater Risk?

People who have diabetes are at risk for diabetic eye disease, the most common one being diabetic retinopathy.

As the American Optometric Association explains, this condition occurs when “elevated blood sugar damages the delicate blood vessels inside the eye, causing them to leak, bleed, and become blocked.” In some people, the blood vessels may also swell, while in others abnormal new blood vessels can grow on the retina’s surface. The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light, and sends signals to the brain for visual recognition.

The consequences of retinopathy can be severe, leading to vision loss or even blindness. In fact, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in American adults, according to the National Eye Institute. Both eyes are usually affected.

Symptoms

Diabetic retinopathy typically doesn’t have symptoms in its early stages. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) lists the following symptoms, which appear as the condition worsens:

  • Increasing number of floaters
  • Blurry vision
  • Vision that changes sometimes from blurry to clear
  • Blank or dark areas in field of vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Colors appear faded or washed out
  • Losing vision

It’s important to keep in mind that diabetes can affect the eyes; this doesn’t always mean you have retinopathy. As the AAO points out, if blood sugar levels change quickly, this can affect the shape of your eye’s lens. This causes blurry vision, which returns to normal once the blood sugar is stable.

Risks

Diabetic retinopathy affects men and women about equally. Between 40 and 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy, yet only half are aware of it, the National Eye Institute says.

Women with gestational diabetes are not at risk unless they have preexisting diabetes that wasn’t known for a long time, says Dr. Donald Coustan, MD.

But pregnant women are at greater risk of developing retinopathy – with a significant distinction. Women with gestational diabetes are not at risk unless they have preexisting diabetes that wasn’t known for a long time, says Dr. Donald Coustan, MD, a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Professional Practice Committee. Retinopathy only happens to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and remains a lifetime risk.

“The risk is greatest for women with long-standing diabetes, which generally means type 1 because of the earlier age of onset,” says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). “Women with poorer diabetes management [before pregnancy]” are also at greater risk. The risk for progression of retinopathy continues for some time after pregnancy – a few months to a year – but the overall lifetime risks are not much different, says the ADA.

Additional factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol can also increase the risk. Two new demographics have now been added to the risk groups. Researchers in India and the US discovered this past year that young onset patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing retinopathy at an earlier stage and at a greater frequency. Targeting pathways to the specific biomarkers could be a future strategy, one of the lead authors says.

Another group at risk are people who have obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. Research led by the University of Birmingham found that these two conditions portend a higher risk of developing retinopathy within an average period of less than four years.

Prevention and Treatment

Vision lost to retinopathy is sometimes irreversible, says the National Eye Institute, but early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of blindness by 95 percent. Hence, the recommendation is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Once the condition is diagnosed, these exams will likely become more frequent.

Taking good care of your health will help slow or prevent retinopathy. The National Eye Institute even has an acronym: keep your health on TRACK:

  • Take your medication as prescribed
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • Add physical activity to your day
  • Control your ABCs – A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol
  • Kick the smoking habit

Laser treatment is common. Another treatment involves injecting “anti-VEGF” medication or steroids into the eye. A later treatment is a surgery called vitrectomy, in which the vitreous gel and blood from leaking vessels are removed, along with scar tissue.

New Research

The most exciting area of research in recent years has been the introduction of medications that are injected into the eye that can limit and to some extent reverse diabetic retinopathy, says the ADA. These medications aren’t used during pregnancy to avoid an effect on the fetus.

Researchers are also looking into ways to detect the condition earlier, like utilizing a technology called adaptive optics (AO) to improve imaging techniques.

Most recently, scientists have identified a new target – adenosine receptor A2a – that seems to reduce the dysfunctional blood vessels. A protein has also been identified (ARF6) that when inhibited, reduces retinopathy.

In the meantime, there’s lots of support through organizations like VisionAware, which has an online community and directory of services. A page is devoted to resources and support for adults with diabetic retinopathy.

 

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“Early morning headaches or excessive daytime sleepiness should raise concern for OSA and signal a possible need for sleep apnea testing.” – Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, NAMS executive director

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PASADENA, Calif. — Men with localized prostate cancer who received androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone treatment, were at significantly higher risk of heart failure than men who did not receive this therapy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the British Journal of Cancer.

In the past, androgen deprivation therapy has been used for advanced prostate cancer. Now, it is increasingly being used to treat prostate cancer in an earlier stage, before it has spread, which is often referred to as localized prostate cancer. However, the safety, risk and benefits of this therapy have not been established, said lead author Reina Haque, PhD, MPH, a researcher with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation.

The goal of androgen deprivation therapy is to reduce levels of male hormones, called androgens, or to stop them from stimulating prostate cancer cells to grow. Androgen deprivation therapy can lower androgen to the same level as surgical castration within three weeks. This research, which looked at a large cohort of men with localized prostate cancer, suggests androgen deprivation therapy may be related to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in this population.

The study found that for men with localized prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy was associated with:

  • An 81 percent increased risk of heart failure in men without pre-existing cardiovascular disease
  • An increased risk of heart rhythm problems for men with pre-existing cardiovascular disease, including a 44 percent increased risk of arrhythmia
  • An increased risk (three times more likely) for men with pre-existing cardiovascular disease of developing conduction disorder, an interruption of the electrical impulses to the heart

“The implication is that patients with localized prostate cancer should be followed to minimize the health effects of androgen deprivation therapy on the cardiovascular system,” Haque said. “Patients should consider lifestyle changes, and physicians should actively monitor the patient’s health for early signs of heart disease.”

Kaiser Permanente researchers followed a cohort of 7,637 men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 1998 and 2008 who were initially under “watchful waiting,” which means they were being followed by a physician to gauge the progression of the cancer. Researchers followed them for up to 12 years after diagnosis. Nearly 30 percent were treated with androgen deprivation therapy. Many of the men were under the age of 60.

To determine the effect of androgen deprivation therapy on men with localized prostate cancer, researchers assessed a comprehensive set of factors including pre-existing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, use of cardiovascular medications, smoking, body mass index and PSA levels. This allowed the researchers to account for the differences that could increase the risk of heart attacks, such as smoking, or previous cardiovascular disease.

“The findings allow men with localized prostate cancer to consider the positive and negative effects of androgen deprivation therapy and discuss it with their physicians,” said Haque. “If they move forward with the therapy, patients should work with their physicians to adjust their lifestyle to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.”

This study adds to previous Kaiser Permanente research aimed at improving men’s health, including work developing a better health care delivery model for men with prostate cancer, and determining how a man’s weight might affect his prostate cancer outcomes.

Additional study authors include Xiaoqing Xu, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation; Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research; Marianne Ulcickas Yood, PhD, Boston University School of Public Health; Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD, Henry Ford Health Systems; Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; and Huei-Ting Tsai, PhD, and Arnold L. Potosky, PhD, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University.

About the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation
The Department of Research & Evaluation conducts high-quality, innovative research into disease etiology, prevention, treatment and care delivery. Investigators conduct epidemiologic research, health services research, biostatistics research, and behavioral research as well as clinical trials. Major areas of study include chronic disease, infectious disease, cancer, drug safety and effectiveness, and maternal and child health. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the department focuses on translating research to practice quickly to benefit the health and lives of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members and the general public. Visit kp.org/research.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Diabetes doesn’t discriminate. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new public education campaign targeting the 86 million American adults with what’s known as prediabetes.

More than one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes, a serious health condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke. If you have prediabetes, your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with full-blown diabetes.

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To learn your risk, take this short online test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org.

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Most people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Left untreated, up to 30 percent of those with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years, according to the CDC. “One of the problems with prediabetes and diabetes is that people sometimes don’t feel sick until it’s too late,” Dr. Vouyiouklis Kellis said.

Simple lifestyle changes—diet and exercise—can prevent diabetes.

“Losing 5 percent to 7 percent of body weight can significantly reduce your risk, as well as making lifestyle changes, which include portion control, reducing foods with refined sugars and exercising regularly,” Dr. Vouyiouklis Kellis said. “Exercising just 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can also help reduce this risk.”

The CDC, the American Diabetes Association and the American Medical Association (AMA) joined forces to launch the campaign because prediabetes is considered one of the biggest public health crises in this country.

Knowing you have prediabetes is just the first step in preventing type 2 diabetes, AMA President-Elect Andrew Gurman, M.D., said in a CDC news release. “As soon as someone discovers they may be at risk of prediabetes, they should talk with their physician about further testing to confirm their diagnosis and discuss the necessary lifestyle changes needed to help prevent type 2 diabetes,” he said.

About 29 million people in the U.S.—more than 9 percent of the population—have diabetes, mostly type 2, according to the CDC, placing the disease at epidemic levels. And African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes and we are at increased risk of developing complications of the disease, including amputations, heart disease and kidney failure.

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You can’t always believe what you read on a product’s label, agency says
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Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

But study didn’t prove cause-and-effect relationship
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Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health
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Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter
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Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure
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Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users’ Suicide Risk

These substances doubled the likelihood of an attempt, study says
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Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study

Urine of those who didn’t light up had evidence of toxic cigarette chemicals
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Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says

One death, more than 700 illnesses among young U.S. children
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Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows

Obese people who had gastric bypass, banding were 80 percent less likely to develop blood sugar disease
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Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

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Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says

Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find
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J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal
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HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method
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Veterans With Brain Injury May Be at Risk for Dementia: Study

They were 60 percent more likely to develop disease, and to develop it earlier, researchers say
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COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says

Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report
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Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?

Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say
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Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add
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Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study

Disrupted nighttime breathing makes getting fluid into the lungs more likely, researchers explain
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Timing of Heart Attack Tied to Death Risk

Large review finds patients arriving at hospitals in off-hours have 5 percent higher odds of dying
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Quitting Smoking May Cut Cataract Risk

Chances of the vision problem declined over 20-year period for those who quit, study found
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