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2014-06-06 23:06:12

One can enjoy healthier restaurant food by following a few guidelines. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Dining out can sometimes threaten healthy eating plans. The butter, sugar, and salt that chefs add, plus gigantic portion sizes, can make even a healthy heart stutter. But eating out can be a wonderful and healthful experience with a few adjustments and a little planning, reports the June 2014 Harvard Health Letter. One quick way to make a meal healthier is to make it smaller....

2014-06-04 12:25:06

Thought Leaders Outline Team-Based Approach to Patient-Centered Care BOSTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Thomas H. Lee, Press Ganey chief medical officer, and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, have published an article in the June issue of Harvard Business Review. The article, "Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution," provides strategies to engage physicians in redesigning care delivery to be more patient-centered. As health care leaders and practicing...

2014-06-03 23:08:57

In the 20th century, COPD was considered a man's disease. Today, women account for more than half of all COPD deaths. Women who smoke or used to or have a family history of COPD should be tested. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Not long ago, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was considered a man's disease. But men no longer hold a monopoly on this chronic and progressive lung condition, according to the May 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. Today, more women than...

blue light at night increases hunger
2014-06-03 05:31:33

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It cannot be argued that in the last decade we have been spending more time looking at our phones, tablets and computers than ever before. Back in 2010, the Harvard Medical School began sounding the alarm about the potential hazards of blue light, the hue of light emitted by our electronic devices and energy-efficient light bulbs, and how it may be detrimental to our health, especially as the sun sets and we move from day into night....

Two Planets Will Be Eaten By Their Star
2014-06-02 03:21:55

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Two worlds orbiting a distant star are about to become a snack of cosmic proportions. Astronomers announced on Monday that the planets Kepler-56b and Kepler-56c will be swallowed by their star in a short time by astronomical standards. Their ends will come in 130 million and 155 million years, respectively. "As far as we know, this is the first time two known exoplanets in a single system have a predicted 'time of death,'" says lead author...

Exoplanets Come In Three "Neapolitan" Flavors
2014-06-02 03:09:48

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics The planets of our solar system come in two basic flavors, like vanilla and chocolate ice cream. We have small, rocky terrestrials like Earth and Mars, and large gas giants like Neptune and Jupiter. We're missing the astronomical equivalent of strawberry ice cream - planets between about one and four times the size of Earth. NASA's Kepler mission has discovered that these types of planets are very common around other stars. New research...

Astronomers Discover The "Mega-Earth"
2014-06-02 03:30:17

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Astronomers announced on Monday that they have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth. Theorists believed such a world couldn't form because anything so hefty would grab hydrogen gas as it grew and become a Jupiter-like gas giant. This planet, though, is all solids and much bigger than previously discovered "super-Earths," making it a "mega-Earth." "We were very surprised when we realized what we had...

Potential Life On Red-Dwarf Planets May Be Doomed Due To Harsh Space Weather
2014-06-02 03:34:30

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Life in the universe might be even rarer than we thought. Recently, astronomers looking for potentially habitable worlds have targeted red dwarf stars because they are the most common type of star, comprising 80 percent of the stars in the universe. But a new study shows that harsh space weather might strip the atmosphere of any rocky planet orbiting in a red dwarf's habitable zone. "A red-dwarf planet faces an extreme space environment, in...

2014-05-30 12:25:35

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Harvard study says diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, Philanthropy North Carolina has reported. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92476 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92477 That surge reflects a rapidly growing "epidemic" that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, according to the study from Harvard Law School. Diabetes is now...

2014-05-27 08:23:09

New study by Syracuse and Harvard universities shows potential for reductions of more than 750 thousand tons of other harmful air pollutants across continental U.S. SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus - reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick; damage forests, crops, and lakes; and harm fish and wildlife. This, according to a first-of-its-kind...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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