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Harvard Medical School

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  • Having a dog can be great health benefit

    Having a dog can be great health benefit
    If you're looking to get in shape or want to stay that way, a Harvard Medical School report shows having a dog in your life can help.
  • Gun control and John R. Lott Jr

    I would like to respond to the Commentary that your paper published on Feb. 25 by John R. Lott, Jr, "Arm public to deter killers."  I applaud your paper's willingness to publish a variety of opinions on gun violence. In fact, earlier this month you...

    Fitness Files: Placebo may have a role in treatment

    Perched on my general practitioner's examining table Monday, I waited to renew a prescription. A quick knock and he appeared, wearing a pleated surgical mask. He said, "Might be getting the flu. My son had it this weekend. Started him on Tamiflu...

    Vigorous exercise can help you burn more calories

    Q: I'm overweight but generally healthy. Would a high-intensity exercise program help me lose weight? A: One of the obvious rewards of any exercise is that you burn up calories while you're doing it. That added calorie combustion can help you lose...

    Stow The Phone

    Having trouble sleeping? Check for a glow, inches from the pillow. Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop at bedtime may be staving off sleep, according to Harvard Medical School scientists, who have found specific wavelengths of light can suppress the...