Skinny or fat, both have health consequences for women

By Dr. Rajat Arora Comments on women's physical shape appear to be proliferating on social media as body-shaming is becoming common, especially among bullies who...

Aspirin found to reduce overall cancer risk

By Sue McGreevey MGH Communications/Harvard Gazette BOSTON--An analysis of data from two long-term epidemiologic studies has found that regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall...

YouTube helping experts learn surgical techniques

New York--More and more experts are using streaming online media such as YouTube to learn new surgical techniques, researchers including an Indian-origin scientist report. A...

Indian males live 3-4 years less than females

New Delhi-- The life span of Indian males has dwindled 3-4 years compared to females due to a couple of reasons including smoking, aggression,...

Is BMI Really the Best Predictor of Health?

By Alok Gupta INDIA New England Columnist Body Mass Index or BMI, a calculation using height and weight, is commonly used to classify patients into weight...

Health Inequality: Poorer, sicker

If you want to get an idea of the gap between the world’s sickest and healthiest people, don’t fly to a faraway land. Just...

Survey examines use of and satisfaction with homeopathic medicines

BOSTON--A new survey finds that homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the U.S. population for common, self-limited conditions such as...

Boston Public Health Commission Urges FDA to Issue Warnings for Dangerous Combination of Medications

BOSTON - Monica Valdes Lupi from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has joined city and state health directors from across the country in...

Obesity-Cancer Connection: obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer

By SUE MCGREEVEY Harvard Gazette Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital, leading an international collaboration, may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability...

Simple blood test to diagnose people with active TB

New York--A team of US researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has developed a simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) -...

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