Health Articles tagged ‘Harvard’

Fruits and Veggies Not Enough to Protect Against Cancer, says the Harvard Health Letter

Cancer isn’t the only health problem that is influenced by diet, and there’s good evidence that eating fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Fruits and vegetables have been touted for two decades as potent cancer-fighting...
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Pre-natal stress may increase asthma risk in children

Stress during pregnancy may raise the risk of asthma in children, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. The researchers investigated differences in immune function markers in cord blood between infants born to mothers in high stress environments...
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Anemia Drug May Raise Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

A drug designed to fight anemia appears to double the risk of stroke in patients with diabetes and kidney disease without substantially improving their quality of life, a new study finds. Darbepoetin alfa, marketed as Aranesp and known as an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), is often prescribed...
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