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Foetal exposure to chemical BPA causes problems in girls


October 24th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Foetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A or BPA, used in making plastic containers and other consumer goods, can cause behavioural and emotional problems among young ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

1.8m female infant, child deaths in India linked to violence against mums


January 6th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that the deaths of 1.8 million female infants and children in India ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk


December 21st, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular ’switch’ that contributes to cellular aging process identified


December 1st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A team from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found a molecular "switch" that can "turn off" some cellular processes that are protective against aging and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria that may lead to inflammatory bowel disease identified


September 17th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A study, led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers, has found that certain bacteria that inhabit the intestine provide the environmental trigger that initiates and perpetuates chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoke-free public places law can protect kids from second hand smoke


June 7th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 07 (ANI): Laws promoting smoke-free public places can be very effective in protecting kids from second hand smoke, according to a new study.Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Sausage not steak’ raises risk of heart disease


May 18th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Eating processed meat such as sausages raises the likelihood of heart disease, while red meat does not seem to be as harmful, researchers from the Harvard School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gays more likely to experience violent events, mental illness


April 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and heterosexuals who have ever had a same-sex sex partner are one-and-a-half to two times as likely to experience violent events, especially in childhood, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just 40 pct US adults ‘absolutely certain’ about getting H1N1 vaccine


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): A new survey carried out by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that just 40 per cent of adults are "absolutely certain" that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mid-life obesity cuts women’s chances of healthy survival


September 30th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): Being overweight in midlife might give rise to multiple chronic diseases, impair cognitive function and physical function and mental health in women in older age, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead in bone heightens cardiovascular death risk


September 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Studies have linked exposure to environmental lead with cardiovascular diseases. However, they have looked at lead concentrations in blood, not bone, which is a better indicator of cumulative ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Men with high levels of bone lead 6 times more likely to die from heart disease


September 10th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Men with high levels of lead in bones are six times more likely to die from heart disease, according to a new study.Researchers from the Harvard School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins find link between common sexual infection, prostate cancer risk


September 10th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A strong association between the common sexually transmitted infection, Trichomonas vaginalis, and risk of advanced and lethal prostate cancer in men has been found by researchers from Harvard ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tobacco manufacturers have changed cigarettes’ designs without alerting smokers: Study


June 20th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has revealed that tobacco manufacturers have continually changed the design and ingredients of their cigarettes over ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Plastic bottles release a harmful chemical into liquids they contain


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Hard plastic drinking bottles and baby bottles are not devoid of health risks because a study has found that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA)-which is used to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking, high BP main preventible causes for deaths in US


April 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Smoking, high blood pressure and being overweight are the leading preventable causes of death in the US, says a new study. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mother’s poor health gets transferred to child, study shows


April 22nd, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Boston, April 22 (IANS) Poor health of a little girl leads to poor health of the children she has many years later, Indian-American researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Surgical safety checklist dramatically cuts death risk, complications


January 15th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study by an Indian origin researcher has found that using a simple surgical checklist during major operations can reduce the incidence of deaths and complications ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

4/10 American voters don”t see Obama or McCain’’s healthcare plan as better for them


October 3rd, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.3 (ANI): Four out of ten American voters do not see the healthcare plans being projected by Barack Obama and John McCain as being better for them. As part of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Discovery of new immunity mechanism may lead to better pneumococcal vaccine


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Researchers at Children''s Hospital Boston and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have identified a new, previously unknown mechanism of immunity a discovery, which suggests that there ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Study shows how tobacco industry hooks new smokers


July 17th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The tobacco industry has been promoting menthol cigarette brands among adolescents with younger, newer smokers making up the highest segment, according to a new study. Harvard School of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tobacco industry manipulating cigarette menthol to attract young smokers


July 17th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A new study has found that manufacturers are deliberately manipulating menthol content in cigarettes to attract young people.Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cigarette cos. manipulate menthol levels to lure young smokers: Study


July 16th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tobacco companies manipulate menthol levels in cigarettes to hook young smokers, a new study says. "The tobacco industry has carefully manipulated menthol content not only to lure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Natural inflammation-fighting mechanism in fat cells discovered


June 4th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have discovered a previously unknown molecular signalling pathway in the bodys fat cells that normally act to suppress ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Active social life helps prevent memory loss in older adults


May 31st, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 31 (ANI): Older people who love to interact and socialise in parties, are less likely to experience memory loss, a problem long been associated with aging, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Experts call for major shift in HIV prevention priorities


May 9th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): New research shows that the most common HIV prevention strategiescondom promotion, HIV testing, treatment of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), vaccine and microbicide research, and abstinencehave not ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Domestic violence linked to chronic malnutrition in women, kids in India


April 24th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Indian women and children who are victims of domestic violence are most likely to suffer from chronic malnutrition, a new study by researchers at the Harvard School ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian study reveals link between domestic violence and smoking


December 20th, 2007 - 12:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study based on an Indian survey has found that domestic violence is one of the stressors that lead to smoking.Researchers at the Harvard School of Public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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