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  • FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study

    FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study
    Kicking the habit is tough, and in a newly published paper, a Florida Atlantic University researcher and her collaborators explain why: Nicotine withdrawal can mimic depression, making it more difficult to derive joy from even the best things in life....
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Medication, exercise best tools to cope with COPD

    Q: I was just diagnosed with COPD and chronic bronchitis. What are my treatment options? A: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD get symptoms and flare-ups because of inflammation...
  • Online Alzheimer's tests unscientific and inaccurate

    There are memory tests all over the Internet, but they're notoriously poor at evaluating your memory and mental skills. If you're genuinely concerned memory lapses and fear they might point to Alzheimer's disease, talk to a professional. "If people are...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • Mood changes common when quitting smoking

    Mood changes common when quitting smoking
    Q: I started taking Chantix seven days ago. I also take an antidepressant. I've noticed a subtle decline in mood. Is it the Chantix or an interaction between the Chantix and the antidepressant? A: There is good evidence that Chantix — the...
  • Are expired medications still safe?

    Are expired medications still safe?
    It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Get hemorrhoid relief with simple home remedies

    Q: I have an external hemorrhoid. It's only uncomfortable some of the time. What treatment do you suggest? A: The best way to reduce swelling and discomfort is to keep stools soft and the anal area clean. You can help soften stools by taking fiber and...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Studies inconclusive on incontinence risk from hysterectomy

    Q: I may need a complete hysterectomy. I am 48 years old. Can a complete hysterectomy cause issues later in life with (urinary) incontinence? A: You pose a very important question, but the answer is still up for debate. Many studies attempting to...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore ranks 25th for health and fitness, report says

    Baltimore ranks 25th for health and fitness, report says
    The American Fitness Index has ranked Baltimore 25th of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in terms of overall fitness. The annual index measures city health based on preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to healthcare and...
  • Help prevent migraine attacks with diet, medicines and more

    Q: I read that people who suffer from migraines should avoid sour cream, yogurt, nuts and peanut butter. Is that true? A: This may be true for some people with migraine. But the foods you mention are not on the usual list of the ones to avoid. The...