Harms and benefits of estrogen therapy among women with a hysterectomy appear to depend on age when therapy was started

Patients who started estrogen over the age of 60 did not derive a mortality benefit and experienced more adverse effects particularly among those 70 and older, regardless of whether they had their ovaries removed. While no statistically significant benefit was seen in the initial study average follow-up period of 7 Continue Reading

Hospital harms total $1 billion for health care system in Ontario in fiscal year 2015/16

Experiencing harm in hospital significantly increases the length of stay, length of recovery after discharge and health system costs, which amounted to more than $1 billion in Ontario in fiscal year 2015/16, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “We were able to estimate, for the first Continue Reading

Air pollution harms more than the lungs: New research links it to osteoporosis, bone fractures

Poor air quality does not just affect the lungs, it may also increase the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures, particularly among people who live in poor communities. As part of their study, which was published in The Lancet Planetary Health, a team of researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Continue Reading

Genetic pollution harms organisms through 14 generations of offspring, stunning scientific study reveals

A new study has alluded to several shocking revelations about genetic engineering and raises many questions about the magnitude of harm that can be perpetrated by both genetic modification and changes to environment. In the study, the researchers utilized genetically modified nematodes to analyze the effects of environmental change — Continue Reading