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  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
  • Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs

    Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs
    Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent GMO crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage, according to Harvard and Yale researchers. On Wednesday, scientists...
  • Optimal blood sugar level not the same for all diabetics

    Q: I've had type 2 diabetes for 20 years. I'm now 74 years old. I take both pills and insulin for my diabetes. I think my blood sugar level is too low. What's a good blood sugar level for me? A: The American Diabetes Association recommends striving for a...
  • Tommy Amaker realizes dream of making Harvard basketball relevant

    Tommy Amaker is more dreamer than pragmatist. Always has been. He believed that Mike Krzyzewski, with little more than Chicago toughness, a West Point education and Bob Knight's endorsement, could coach Duke basketball back to national prominence....
  • Whole grains should be key part of a healthy diet

    Q: I eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Are whole grains that important? A: Fruits and vegetables seem to get top billing on the healthy food list, but I put whole grains right up there, as well. Whole grains reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke...
  • Botox not just for wrinkles

    You've no doubt witnessed the effect of Botox in the unfurrowed brows of celebrities. But Botox's applications are more than skin deep; the drug has a role in treating disorders that range from migraine headaches to incontinence. "Botox is a first-line...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Diabetes among many possible causes of hair loss

    Q: Is there a connection between diabetes and hair loss? A: Hair loss can result from many factors. Age is a universal reason. All of us lose hair as we grow older. Some people inherit the tendency to lose hair early or excessively. Medications, stress,...