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  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • Gun control and John R. Lott Jr

    I would like to respond to the Commentary that your paper published on Feb. 25 by John R. Lott, Jr, "Arm public to deter killers."  I applaud your paper's willingness to publish a variety of opinions on gun violence. In fact, earlier this month you...
  • Vigorous exercise can help you burn more calories

    Q: I'm overweight but generally healthy. Would a high-intensity exercise program help me lose weight? A: One of the obvious rewards of any exercise is that you burn up calories while you're doing it. That added calorie combustion can help you lose...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...