Tag Archives: Risk

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘quits’ Facebook because it ‘poses public health risk’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s quit using Facebook and cut down on her use of social media in general, citing the adverse psychological results overuse of the social media site can have on users. During an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” the freshman lawmaker from New York admitted that while her popularity on… Read More »

Risk Factors for Perinatal Suicide

While depression is a relatively common occurrence during the perinatal period, suicide is less common in pregnant and postpartum women than in other populations.  Because suicide in this population is rare, we have limited information regarding risk factors for suicide during the perinatal period. A new study published in Lancet Psychiatry attempts to identify risk… Read More »

Risk factors for hearing loss that may surprise you

Risk factors for hearing loss extend beyondexposure to loud noises or getting older.Many medical conditions and lifestylechoices impact hearing health. Some risk factors for hearing loss are understandable—think old age, excessive noise exposure, or traumatic brain injury—but other risks aren’t always so obvious. Here are seven unexpected risk factors for hearing loss that may surprise you: … Read More »