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2013-09-10 08:30:08

WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare has entered into a strategic alliance with the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the area of oncogenomics and drug discovery. The Broad Institute, one of the world's most renowned non-profit biomedical research institutes, brings together scientists from Harvard, MIT and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and has deep expertise in genomics, cancer, chemical biology, and drug discovery, as well as other areas....

2013-09-09 23:24:03

Harvard Business Publishing survey reveals striking lack of confidence in leadership capability of global organizations. Results indicate that the majority of organizations need stronger leaders to achieve strategic goals and drive business transformation. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Global executives are suffering from a crisis of confidence. According to a survey by Harvard Business Publishing, their leaders lack the skills to achieve strategic goals, and the need to develop...

2013-09-09 23:17:42

Family history of heart disease is one of the most powerful tools for guiding personal health decisions and motivating lifestyle change. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 When heart disease or stroke runs in a family, it's important to talk about it with children and other close family members. The conversation may be hard, but the payoff—better health for all—can be huge, according to the September 2013 Harvard Heart Letter. "Knowing your family history is one of most...

2013-09-02 23:00:06

Aging brings physical changes that can jeopardize driving skills. It's important to address potential driving issues as soon as possible to stay safe on the road. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Most senior citizens dread the day they'll be told it's time to give up their car keys. But aging brings physical changes that jeopardize safety on the road, reports the September 2013 Harvard Health Letter. "Most people I see don't think they have any driving...

2013-08-31 23:00:49

Members of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) agree with Harvard Report stating Early Detection is Key for successful treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Harvard University Special Health Report released August 22, 2013 states "The earlier Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is detected, the more likely it can be treated successfully." International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) doctors,...

2013-08-20 23:22:53

Vitamins and minerals in food may help prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. These include vitamins A, C, and E; the mineral zinc; the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin; and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see, reports the August 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in food play a role in preventing two...

2013-08-16 23:17:59

Many older adults fail to get the vaccines they need to protect themselves against diseases such as the flu, pneumonia and shingles. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Vaccinations aren't just for children. Older adults need them, too, to ward off preventable infectious diseases, especially influenza and pneumonia. Yet many adults aren't following the recommended vaccination schedule. In 2011, only 62% of Americans aged 65 years and older were vaccinated against pneumonia, just...

2013-08-13 23:21:15

A few factors that boost the odds of having a stroke can't be changed like age and family history. But there are a surprising number of things that can be done to prevent stroke. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 More than two dozen factors influence the odds of having a stroke. Some can't be changed like getting older or having a family history of stroke. But a surprising number of these factors can be controlled, even when an underlying medical condition further ups the risk of...

2013-08-09 23:17:02

Daily exercise is a good way to prevent prevents flare-ups of low back pain caused by muscle strain or spasm. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Daily stretching and strengthening is a good bet for preventing attacks of low back pain, according to the August 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch. "An episode of acute low back pain is a call to action for people who are simply not exercisers," says Dr. Jeffrey N. Katz, professor of orthopedic surgery and medicine at...

2013-07-31 23:28:37

Sproglit unveils a back-to-school app that boosts math scores by 8-11% in just one hour of play. Kyle Counts is based on the Math Arrow, a reinvention of the number line that has been featured by the Mathematical Association of America and was invented by Todd Buchholz, winner of Harvard's annual teaching prize and a former White House economic adviser. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Back-to-School App Boosts Math Scores by 11% in an Hour Winner of Harvard's Teaching...