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  • Healthy lifestyle helps curb age-related hair loss in women

    Q: I'm a 60-year-old woman. What can I do to promote hair growth? A: As we grow older, our hair growth declines. Genetics comes into play, as well. Almost 50 percent of women older than 40 have "androgenetic alopecia." This is an inherited type of hair...
  • Lab mice get addicted to sun exposure; you might too

    Does basking in the sun make you feel relaxed and happy, like nothing can bother you? There may be a biological reason for that. Researchers found that mice who were regularly exposed to UV light had a higher pain tolerance than mice that were not...
  • Aquatic exercise a safe, gentle and effective way to work out

    When you're struggling with joint pain, gravity can make exercise an unpleasant experience. But exercising in water, also known as aquatic therapy, can change all that. "It enables you to do many of the same exercises you'd do on land without applying...
  • For optimal health, stock up on the produce aisle

    Now that it's spring, it's time to take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. They taste great and provide important nutritional benefits you won't find in a pill bottle. "The safest and most balanced way to get your vitamins and...
  • New drugs offer easier, more effective Hepatitis C treatment

    Harvard Health Blog If you're a baby boomer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you be tested for infection with the hepatitis C virus. The virus can live in the liver for decades, often causing silent damage that...
  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit. You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
  • Why are my nails splitting?

    Q: I'm 70-year-old woman, and for the last two or three years my fingernails have begun to split in a lateral manner. I take calcium, so I'm wondering what's causing this. Can you help? A: There are a number of reasons why nails may peel, such as:...
  • Even couch potatoes can stay fit with these simple exercises

    Can't muster the motivation to get up off the couch and exercise? Try "couchersizing" -- staying on or near your couch and exercising during commercial breaks. "A growing body of literature connects the amount of time you spend sitting to illness and...
  • Could a procedure alter hunger and cure obesity? Maybe, study says

    Could a procedure alter hunger and cure obesity? Maybe, study says
    A medical procedure that treats bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract has an unexpected - and, for some patients, quite welcome - side effect: It makes them lose weight. That procedure, called left gastric artery embolization, may just be the...
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...