Archive for December, 2010 – A low dose of aspirin reduces the occurrence of several common cancers, according to a study published in Lancet, and to which The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) contributed. The work was started and carried out by Professor Peter Rothwell in Oxford, and is based on an overview of several […] – Nanoparticles – tiny chemical particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo to sunscreens – can adversely affect the lungs in very different ways, a study has shown. Research by the University of Edinburgh suggests that industrial manufacturers using nanoparticles should be aware of the health risks that different […] – Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one’s health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus. Pressing a cell phone against the ear, day-after-day, year-after-year, and exposing oneself to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation at close range […] – The only way to learn if your water source has hexavalent chromium is to check with your public water supplier and request a water quality report, said NJIT Professor Taha Marhaba, a civil/environmental engineer. Most municipal or city engineers should be able to provide such a report upon request. Additional information specifically about […] – While champagne is not typically discussed in this blog, we found this “food science” study interesting. Hopefully those who follow this holiday tip will find that savoring the taste of a quality champagne might slow down or even decrease the total amount consumed… Just in time for New Year’s Eve, and for the […] – A collaborative, government-led effort to guide and standardize diagnosis, treatment and management of food allergies has resulted in the release of an official set of recommendations for physicians. The guidelines are being published online this week by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), and available online here: Food Allergies Guidelines They […]