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2013-11-03 23:00:10

Only 20% of people take their medications as prescribed. Cost and access are big parts of the problem, but people who understand their disease risks and make peace with their need for medication are more likely to take them as prescribed. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Up to 80% of people—including more than half of those who've recently had a heart attack—don't take their medications as prescribed, reports the November 2013 Harvard Heart Letter. There are many different...

2013-10-22 11:00:30

A new report by researchers from Harvard University and others in a working group convened by the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center (MRCT) at Harvard proposes recommendations for addressing a problem that has vexed drug regulators: how to expand public access to data from clinical trials while protecting patients' privacy and weighing pharmaceutical companies' business interests. Recently, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced it will provide public access to participant-level...

2013-10-17 23:22:41

Solect Energy Installs 80kW ET Solar Array Powered by SolarBridge Microinverters Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Harvard Business School has just completed a large rooftop solar installation using AC modules from ET Solar powered by SolarBridge Technologies microinverters. Massachusetts-based solar energy company Solect Energy Development, LLC installed the 80kW project at Tata Hall, a new executive education facility. The Harvard Business School project – the first of its kind on a...

2013-10-14 23:22:47

When a family member develops a type of heart disease with a known genetic cause, all close family members should consider genetic testing. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 It's easier to follow a heart-healthy diet than you think. All it takes are some simple changes in food choices, reports the October 2013 Harvard Heart Letter. Wholesale changes aren't necessarily needed. Instead, small changes can make a big difference, says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of...

2013-10-11 12:50:38

Harvard-led research shows nitrogen compounds carried on the wind are sufficient to disrupt pristine, protected environments Thirty-eight U.S. national parks are experiencing “accidental fertilization” at or above a critical threshold for ecological damage, according to a study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and led by Harvard University researchers. Unless significant controls on ammonia emissions are introduced at a national level, they say, little...

2013-10-10 23:24:05

Men prone to kidney stones should drink plenty of water, get adequate calcium, reduce sodium, limit animal protein, and avoid foods that could make kidney stones more likely to form. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone surely remembers it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the stone becomes unstuck and passes. In about half of people who have had one, kidney stones strike again within seven years—unless something is done to prevent...

2013-10-07 23:26:42

Whole-body CT scans, routine ECG screening, coronary calcium scores, chest screenings, and tuberculosis skin tests are not recommended. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Some health tests, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures. Others aren't, and may be unnecessary, reports the October 2013 Harvard Health Letter. "I think we're doing too much screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at Harvard Medical...

2013-10-03 23:29:30

Monitoring blood pressure at home is easy and convenient, and it can help women with high blood pressure fine-tune their treatment plan. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 For the millions of women with high blood pressure, occasional blood pressure checks at the doctor's office might not be enough, according to an article in the October 2013 Harvard Women's Health Watch. Health organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Society of Hypertension recommend...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'