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2009-07-03 11:25:00

Researchers have reported more evidence that both low and high birth weights may be linked to a risk of leukemia.Writing in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers noted that high birth weight could be linked to an increased risk of leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Meanwhile both high and low birth weight may be linked to a higher incidence of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)."There is a growing body of evidence indicating that childhood leukemia is initiated in utero,"...

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2009-05-22 01:00:00

Those who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles showed a two-thirds increase of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine, a U.S. researcher said. Senior author Karin B. Michels of the Harvard Medical School said exposure to BPA -- used in the manufacture of polycarbonate and other plastics -- has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals and has been linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health...

2006-05-11 12:55:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with larger breasts have a greater risk of developing breast cancer before menopause than smaller-breasted women do, a new study shows. While the findings are useful for breast cancer researchers, they have no real implications for women themselves, the study's principal author, Karin B. Michels of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, told Reuters Health. "If you have small breasts, you're not safe," she stressed. "Screening should...

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2006-03-27 13:20:00

By Michelle Rizzo NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The diet of preschoolers may influence the risk of breast cancer during adulthood, according to a Boston-based group of investigators. Dr. Karin B. Michels, of Harvard Medical School, and her associates conducted a study that included 582 breast cancer patients plus a comparison group of 1,569 healthy "controls," who were enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study and the Nurses' Health Study II. The researchers used a 30-item food frequency...