Tag Archives: Risk

Thunderstorm asthma risk moderate in Vic

Parts of Victoria are expected to face a moderate risk of thunderstorm asthma, health officials say. A warning shows there may be a high pollen count or a severe thunderstorm in certain areas on Friday, the Health Victoria website shows. Regions at moderate risk include the Central, North Central, Northern Country, North East and Gippsland… Read More »

How safe is PrEP? Meta-analysis finds no increased risk of serious side-effects

A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of tenofovir or tenofovir/emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found no increase in the risk of serious adverse health events over placebo. In particular, there was no increase in bone fractures or significant kidney dysfunction, although there was more mild kidney dysfunction (grades 1 and 2) in PrEP users.… Read More »

HHS guidance helps doctors conduct risk assessments

An updated Security Risk Assessment Tool aims to help providers and business associates identify risks to electronic protected heath information. The tool, created by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology and the Office for Civil Rights, is designed for practices with up to 10 providers, along with their business associates,… Read More »