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Cancer Survivors Living in Rural Areas Pass Up on Health Care Due to Cost
In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, older cancer survivors in rural areas opt to forgo medical and dental...more



Women Abused Early in Life Tend to have Children with Autism
Women who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse early in life is more inclined to bear children with autism. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted the study, led by...more

Obesity and High Body Weight Among Children Associated with Hypertension
In a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, children who are overweight and obese are at risk for hypertension. The findings indicate that...more

NIMH Study Finds People with Serious Mental Illnesses Can Lose Weight
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study indicates that people suffering from serious mental illnesses can lose weight and maintain weight loss through a proper lifestyle...more

HIV Awareness and Risky Sexual Behavior in Teens Not Linked with HIV Testing
A study that appeared in the November issue of the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs reveals that having high knowledge about HIV and engaging in risky sexual activity do not make high-school-aged...more

Traffic Pollution Exposure May Result to Chronic Childhood Asthma
A new study shows that chronic childhood asthma is the likely result of being exposed to too much traffic air pollution on busy highways. Traffic pollution was viewed to only trigger asthma...more

Children in UK Less Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD
A study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School reports that children in the UK are far less likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than they are in...more

Community-based Programs to Help Reduce Obesity in Childhood
Obesity is regarded as a social problem and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wind up with a study that reports community-based intervention programs can help prevent...more





Nobel Peace Prize winner, founder of Grameen Bank and chairman, Muhammad Yunus, writes about happiness: That happinessĀ comes from many sources, not as the current economic framework assumes, just from making money.




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