Health News Archive

27 Mar 2013

Using color-coded packaging, tobacco industry appears to have evaded FDA’s ban on ‘light’ cigarette descriptors

Boston, MA – New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) shows that one year after the federal government passed a law banning word descriptors such as “light,” “mild,” and “low” on cigarette packages, smokers can still
5 Jan 2013

Sleep Apnea?

If you’re waking up feeling as though you haven’t slept at all, but you have no awareness of having been awake during the night, it’s time to talk to your doctor about a sleep study.  Don’t take
9 Dec 2012

Clinical negligence during eye treatments

The eye and vision is really vital for all of us. We cannot just afford to live a normal life without having vision. It is one of the greatest blessings indeed. None of us can carry life
11 Oct 2012

The Benefits of Being Vegan

Unlike many other eating plans or dietary choices, being vegan is a lifestyle choice that is often made by people for reasons other than nutrition. These reasons are usually related to the welfare of animals and based
11 Sep 2012

SI Captcha plugin installed

The SI Captcha plugin has been installed. We hope this will help cut down on comment spam. What users will see when they comment on your posts is something like this: They’ll need to enter the generated
31 May 2012

Energy bars

Energy bars were originally introduced to the market as a fuel for athletes. Carbohydrate-rich bars were taken by high endurance athletes in order to give them that extra boost of energy. They were once only found in health
22 Apr 2012

Divorce rate after cancer diagnosis studied

This press release came out a few years ago, but it’s still worth reading. Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Nov. 10, 2009) Men leave: Separation and divorce far more common when the wife is the patient
11 Mar 2012

Rotating Night Shift Work Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women

For immediate release: December 6, 2011 night workers (night-workers-feature.jpg)Boston, MA — Women who work a rotating (irregular) schedule that includes three or more night shifts per month, in addition to day and evening working hours in that
9 Mar 2012

Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumors in rats

or Immediate Release Thursday, March 1, 2012 Contact: Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller 301-496-5133 Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumors in rats NIH-funded study suggests possible treatment for common condition Treatment with vitamin D reduced the size