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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Don't be a hurry to stop taking anti-anxiety medication

    Q: I've had bad anxiety for years. A few months ago, I started anti-anxiety medicine daily and it's made a huge difference. How long do I need to take it? A: How long you need to stay on drug treatment depends on your situation. Understandably, most...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...