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Parents of children with cancer distrust and fear online sources of health information, study shows

Bert Gambini EurekAlert In the age of information, physicians still are the most trusted source when parents confront serious illness. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Parents and adult caregivers of pediatric cancer patients prefer personal consultations with trusted health care providers over … Continue reading

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Large Human Study Links Phthalates, BPA and Thyroid Hormone Levels

Science Daily A link between chemicals called phthalates and thyroid hormone levels was confirmed by the University of Michigan in the first large-scale and nationally representative study of phthalates and BPA in relation to thyroid function in humans. The U-M … Continue reading

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Ways to empower kids to take charge of their health

Source: USA Today Sure, you can stock your fridge with nutritious snacks and offer a good example when it comes to exercise, but recent studies suggest that, just like grown-ups, kids need strong internal motivation (not micromanagement) in order to … Continue reading

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Researchers determine vitamin D blood level for reducing major medical risks in older adults

Leila Gray EurekAlert Association of low blood concentrations with major disease events, like heart attacks, varies with seasons In testing older patients’ blood vitamin D levels, there’s uncertainty about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough. The … Continue reading

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Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may impact health

David Kelly EurekAlert They contain hydrocarbons including benzene. AURORA, Colo. — In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic … Continue reading

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Blueberries and apples tied to lower diabetes risk

Aparna Narayanan Reuters Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study. These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which … Continue reading

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White rice increases risk of Type 2 diabetes

Stephanie Burns EurekAlert Research: White rice consumption and risk of Type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis and systematic review. The risk of type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly, claims a study published today on bmj.com. … Continue reading

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Sugar-sweetened drinks, cardiovascular problems linked

Press TV Men who drink one sugar-sweetened drink per day have a 20 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease than men who drink none, new US study suggests. A health data review of about 43,000 US men demonstrated that … Continue reading

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TEDxManhattan – Robert S Lawrence MD – Effects of a High Meat Diet on Public Health

Robert S Lawrence TED Robert S. Lawrence, MD is the Center for a Livable Future Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with joint appointments as Professor of Health Policy, … Continue reading

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Study examines link between vaccinations and exposure to compound widely used in food packaging

Source: EurekAlert CHICAGO – Elevated exposures in children to perfluorinated compounds, which are widely used in manufacturing and food packaging, were associated with lower antibody responses to routine childhood immunizations, according to a study in the January 25 issue of … Continue reading

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