Harvard gets record donation from Hong Kong billionaire brothers

English.news.cn   2014-09-09 10:04:52 WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Harvard University announced Monday its school of public health has received 350-million-U.S.-dollar donation, the largest in Harvard’s history, from a charitable foundation run by Hong Kong billionaire brothers Ronnie and Gerald Chan. The gift from the Morningside Foundation will also lead to the renaming of the School,…

Experiments using virulent avian flu strains pose risk of accidental release

Experiments using virulent avian flu strains pose risk of accidental release // PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 20-May-2014 Research in mammals that aims to prevent future influenza pandemics raises ethical, public health concerns Boston, MA — Experiments creating dangerous flu strains that are transmissible between mammals pose too great a risk to human life from potential release,…

US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong

17  Apr  2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications, a study published Tuesday found. “We found clear evidence that reducing harm and improving quality is perversely penalized in our current health care system,” said…

Eating processed meats, but not unprocessed red meats, may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Todd Datz tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu 617-998-8819 Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA – In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease…

82nd Health Research Report 31 MAY 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 82nd Issue 31 May 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com In this Issue: 1. Long-term use of vitamin E may decrease COPD risk 2. Eating processed meats, but not unprocessed red meats, may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes 3. Most patients survive common thyroid cancer regardless of treatment…

Young adults’ blood lead levels linked to depression, panic disorder

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Todd Datz tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu 617-432-3952 JAMA and Archives Journals Young adults with higher blood lead levels appear more likely to have major depression and panic disorders, even if they have exposure to lead levels generally considered safe, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry,…

Chemotherapys False Expectations : 69 percent of patients with advanced lung cancer and 81 percent of patients with advanced colorectal cancer did not understand that the chemotherapy they were receiving was not at all likely to cure their disease

Advanced Cancer Patients Overoptimistic About Chemotherapy’s Ability to Cure, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2012) — Findings from a nationwide study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute suggest that patients with advanced lung or colorectal cancer are frequently mistaken in their beliefs that chemotherapy can cure their disease. The study, published in the Oct.…

BPA, chemical used to make plastics, found to leach from polycarbonate drinking bottles into humans

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Todd Datz tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu 617-432-3952 Harvard School of Public Health Exposure to BPA may have harmful health effects Boston, MA — A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that participants who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles, the popular, hard-plastic drinking bottles and baby…

Research on enhanced transmissibility in H5N1 influenza: Should the moratorium end?

Public Release: 9-Oct-2012 Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology How can scientists safely conduct avian flu research if the results could potentially threaten, as well as save, millions of lives? In a series of commentaries appearing on Tuesday, October 9 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology,…

Low cholesterol associated with cancer in diabetics

2008 posted for filing Contact: Janet Chow janetchow@cuhk.edu.hk Canadian Medical Association Journal Low levels of LDL cholesterol as well as high levels are associated with cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, found a prospective cohort study http://www.cmaj.ca/press/pg427.pdf published in CMAJ. Researchers from the Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, the Li Ka Shing…

Regular consumption of sugary beverages linked to increased genetic risk of obesity

Contact: Todd Datz tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu 617-432-8413 Harvard School of Public Health   Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity. The study reinforces the view that environmental and genetic factors…