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  • Don't give up on the flu vaccine!

    Q: I just read that the flu vaccine this year was not effective. What happened? I had my flu shot this year, but I'm reluctant to get one again next year. A: You're correct. This year's flu vaccine has been a disappointment. The most recent estimates...
  • Too much sitting linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature death

    Harvard Health Blog Like many people, I have a job that involves sitting in front of a computer most of the day. Because I work from home, I don't have to sit through a long commute, and my dog gets me up out of my chair for walks a couple of times a...
  • Oxytocin makes men eat less, choose healthier foods

    Oxytocin makes men eat less, choose healthier foods
    First, we learn that the "love hormone" oxytocin makes men more trusting, nurturing and sociable. Then, we learn that a shot of the stuff makes partnered men less likely to stray or even flirt with other women. Now, we learn that a puff of oxytocin up the...
  • Iron pills can help boost hemoglobin level after blood donation

    Q: I donate blood about four times per year. My most recent blood count was a bit low and the blood bank told me to wait another month. What can I do to build up my blood? A: That's terrific that you're a regular blood donor! Each time you give blood,...
  • 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...
  • UConn Men's Insider: Pat Lenehan Walk-On No Longer, Always Star To Mates

    UConn Men's Insider: Pat Lenehan Walk-On No Longer, Always Star To Mates
    STORRS – If you've seen the UConn bench come to life whenever Pat Lenehan comes into a game, you know how hard his teammates pull for him. So if you were a fly on the locker room wall when the Huskies learned Wednesday that Lenehan was accepted...
  • NSAIDS for pain risky after angioplasty

    Q: I had angioplasty with a stent recently. I need to take aspirin and Plavix every day. I used to take ibuprofen for pain. What can I take now? A: Taking two drugs after angioplasty and stent is standard care. Both aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix)...
  • DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

    A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA — and possibly the languages — of modern Europeans, according to a new study. Scientists discovered evidence of this Stone Age migration by...
  • Georgia orders moratorium on executions amid questions about lethal injections

    ATLANTA For the second time in four years, Georgia has decided to put a moratorium on executions after questions surfaced about the origin and effectiveness of increasingly hard-to-get lethal injection drugs. The Georgia Department of Corrections...
  • For marathoners, the road to Boston is caked in snow and ice

    "Bam! Bam! Bam!" That's the sickening thud Becca Pizzi says runners make when they're out training for the Boston Marathon and bite the dust. Or, more specifically, the snow. "I was running on Heartbreak Hill and people were hitting the ground so hard...
  • Having a dog can be great health benefit

    Having a dog can be great health benefit
    In addition to the companionship a dog offers, canine-human partnership also provides health and social boosts for adults, children and seniors, according to a special report by doctors at Harvard Medical School and MSPCA-Angell. The findings detail how...