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Harvard Study Links Artificial Light to Breast Cancer

    In a recent study from Harvard University, researchers  have found that women potentially have a greater risk of developing breast cancer if they live in neighborhoods that have high levels of outdoor night lighting. These findings are based on the Nurses’ Health Study, known for advancing understanding of risks to women’s health. This study followed approximately 109,672 nurses in…

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Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

Newswise — ITHACA, N.Y. – The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the U.S., but there has been little information about the economic impact of this trend for individual states. Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of…

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Top 10 Trends Driving Healthcare in 2018

Newswise — Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—February 6, 2018—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), announced today the release of its “Top 10 HEOR Trends” list that identifies the most influential topics in the field of health economics and outcomes research for 2018. In today’s rapidly changing, global, healthcare environment, interest in the field of HEOR has grown…

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Could McDonald’s French Fries Hold the Cure For Baldness?

Scientists in Japan are studying the possibility that a chemical that is used to make the iconic fries can stimulate hair growth. Researchers at Yokohama National University found that an ingredient that’s in the French Fry cooking oil, dimethylpolysiloxane, was key to stimulating mass follicle growth on laboratory mice. Dimethylpolysiloxane is used as an antifoaming agent in the oil that McDonald’s uses…

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