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  • Harvard grads lead IPO class of 2014

    Harvard is top of the IPO class for 2014. The Ivy League school is the alma mater for seven chief executives who led their companies' IPOs last year. That's more than twice the amount of the next highest schools in the rankings, according to figures from...
  • Grisly language propels Kansas anti-abortion bill as U.S. model

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Activists in Kansas and Oklahoma are seeking to outlaw a common abortion technique by using the text of legislative bills to lay bare its graphic details, a tactic that may spread across the U.S. Republican lawmakers in both...
  • Senate confirms Fitzpatrick as Corrections commissioner

    Joseph Fitzpatrick has been confirmed as the commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections. The Republican-led Senate unanimously voted to confirm Fitzpatrick on Thursday. He has been serving as acting commissioner since March after the former head...
  • Science confirms: Connection to others is key to good health

     Science confirms: Connection to others is key to good health
    "Relationships are not simply the icing on the cake for a life well lived," psychiatrist Daniel Siegel writes in the forward of Amy Banks' new book, "Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain For Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships" (Tarcher/Penguin)....
  • New guidelines changing the use of statins

    Q: I'm confused about when a person should start drug therapy to lower cholesterol. It used to be based on a number. What's the latest? For years, doctors prescribed drugs to lower cholesterol based largely on blood test results. For most people, an...
  • NFL names first chief medical advisor

    NFL names first chief medical advisor
    NEW YORK -- The National Football League has hired its first chief medical advisor, naming Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel to the position. Dr. Nabel will work directly with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, providing strategic input to the league's medical,...
  • HPV vaccine doesn't make teen girls engage in risky sexual behavior, study shows

    Girls who got vaccinated against HPV were more likely than their unvaccinated peers to become infected with a sexually transmitted disease, but the vaccine was definitely not to blame for their risky sexual behavior, according to a new study of more...
  • DNA testing exposes fish fraud, but use on herbal supplements raises questions, criticism

    DNA barcoding has exposed some infamous cases of food fraud, like cheap catfish sold as pricey grouper and expensive "sheep's milk" cheese that was really made from cow's milk. But can it tell if a pill touted as an energy-booster contains ginseng or...
  • Pinpointing cause of lower back pain first step toward relief

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Lower back pain is among the most common complaints of older age. The lumbar or lower area of the spine can suffer from many different ailments. "You do most of your bending in the lower back, and that's probably why the...
  • Sitting too much? Gradually boost your activity level each day

    Q: I sit at a desk all day at work. My doctor tells me I need to exercise for 30 minutes at least five times per week. I don't exercise at all now. That seems an impossible goal for me. Any suggestions? A: Similar to your doctor, that's just what I've...
  • Do you really need all the drugs you're taking?

    You probably go through your closet periodically, weeding out clothes that no longer fit. But how often do you take stock of your medicine chest? If you can't remember the last time you did an inventory of your pill bottles, you may want to add that to...