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  • Crying wolf, again, on gambling

     Crying wolf, again, on gambling
    We've all heard the complaints about casinos. They're big, sleazy places with flashing lights, endless supplies of booze and skimpily clad waitresses — all designed to dupe the unwary into surrendering piles of cash. Not only that, but their...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Improve your irritable bowel symptoms and lose weight at the same time

    Q: I have irritable bowel syndrome. I'm also about 20-25 pounds overweight. What kind of diet do I need to follow to address both of these issues? A: Obesity and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common problems. Still, it's not easy to prescribe a diet...
  • When cancer comes early

     When cancer comes early
    Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Don't always blame age for the bags under your eyes

    Q: Can heart or kidney issues cause bags under your eyes? What else might cause them? How do I get rid of those bags? A: Yes, heart or kidney disease can contribute to "bags under the eyes." And puffy eyes may actually be the first sign of a medical...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Reaction to medication just one possible cause for tongue swelling

    Q: What would cause a swollen tongue? Can this be a side effect of medicine? A: There are many reasons for a swollen tongue. Indeed, a reaction to a medication is one of the more common causes. This is especially true when the swelling occurs rather...
  • David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight

    David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight
    When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
  • Quit smoking program helps psychiatric patients, too

    Quit smoking program helps psychiatric patients, too
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients in psychiatric hospitals who take part in smoking cessation programs during their stay are more likely to be smoke-free after 18 months, compared to patients who don't participate in the programs, says a new study....
  • Heat waves tied to flare-ups of digestive illness

    Heat waves tied to flare-ups of digestive illness
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests. Swiss researchers looked at five years of records from one hospital and found more...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests. Researchers surveyed Swedish women about their diets and...
  • Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study

    Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female doctors earn an average of $56,000 less each year than male doctors, according to a new study, which found that gap hasn't budged since the late 1980s. Researchers used a nationally-representative survey conducted in...