Harvard Medical School

Let’s Talk About the Myth of Running and Weight Loss

It’s tempting to think running is a magical form of exercise that will melt away any weight you're trying to lose. The idea that running leads to …

Weight Loss

Joint pain? Don't blame it on the rain

And did you know that plants can be sedated?<p><i>Welcome to Second Opinion, a weekly round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science</i> …

Diabetes

Scientist studies health problems of Artic living

If one had any doubt that scientist Larry Duffy is a busy man, one need only look at his University of Alaska business card. On one side it reads: …

Business

Toy Drive In Stamford

The Residence at Summer Street hosted a toy drive for Toys for Tots in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Stamford.<p><b>From LCB Senior Living:</b> LCB …

New York City

Special Report: At a hotel near you - Cadavers in the banquet room

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears.<p>Inside, as doctors practiced on three cadavers, blood from one of the human specimens seeped through a layer of wrapping.<p>“They leak,” a …

Hospitality

You Asked: Will Earbuds Ruin My Hearing?

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>About 48 million Americans have problems hearing, and 20% of children have permanent hearing loss caused …

Headphones

Harvard researchers show how brain distinguishes friends from strangers

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have become the first group to demonstrate how the brain processes social memories, allowing us to recognize …

Boston

Single-stranded DNA and RNA origami go live

First nanotechnological approach enables the design and replication of complex single-stranded DNA and RNA origami with potential for drug delivery …

Biology

The 10 Most-Googled Diets Of 2017 Will Surprise You

Hold up — you mean there's a 'coffee diet' and we didn't know about it?!<p>In the history of mankind, no one's stumbled upon the silver bullet of weight …

Diets

Americans Say They Are Suffering as Drug Costs Continue to Rise

Every month Jodi Smith has to make some tough choices about which prescription drugs she can afford and which she and her family will have to do …

Consumer News

These Nutrition Innovaters Are Shaping the Way We Fuel

<i>There’s a reason we call nutrition triathlon’s fourth discipline: Fail to nail that critical piece and it doesn’t matter how much you’ve trained,</i> …

Triathlons

Medford Voke-Tech preps for restaurant’s grand opening

Bistro 489, a restaurant at the <b>Medford Vocational Technical High School</b>, was completed earlier this month. The restaurant will be used for the …

Boston

5 things almost all narcissists have in common

• <b>Narcissism looks slightly different in everyone, so leave the diagnosis to clinical professionals.</b>• <b><br>But there are certain common traits among narcissistic individuals.</b>• <b><br>Those traits include a lack of empathy, a need for admiration, and a preoccupation with status.</b><p>If you think you might be a narcissist …

Personality

The Japanese Garden: A Place of Refuge

We can all use a dose of serenity during the season of holiday madness. But after a while, the tried and true techniques can get a little stale. Yes …

Japanese Gardens

Brain cells develop more mutations as we age

(Reuters Health) - Brain cells - neurons - develop gene mutations over the course of a lifetime, contributing to normal aging and potentially presenting a target for treatments that stave off dementia and other types of cognitive decline, researchers say.<p>The team developed a way to sequence the …

Neuroscience

Slideshow: 14 Ways to Shed Pounds After 40

Weight Loss

A more precise approach to fighting cancer

If you are like me, when you get the flu you head straight to the pharmacy and grab the most powerful over-the-counter medicine you can find. But is …

Cancer

Scientists: No, You Can't Actually Feel the Weather in Your Bones

Winter is here, and for much of the country the temperatures are dropping. Many of us talk about feeling the chill in our bones. But a new analysis …

Climate Change

How Food Impacts Your Mood After 30

It’s common knowledge that people need to switch up their diets with every passing year as slowing metabolisms make it harder to enjoy pizza and …

Nutrition

Health Buzz: There's No Link Between Rainfall and Joint Pain, Study Says

You know the feeling: It starts pouring rain, your joints start aching and you think the two are connected. Unfortunately, new research hasn't been …

Pain

The science of why women don’t always fight back

ONE of the saddest indictments of our society is how we have politicised rape victims and survivors.

Asia Argento

In U.P., checklist, coaching can work wonders for maternal, newborn health

While community and primary health centres across Uttar Pradesh achieved marked improvement in the quality of childbirth care delivered for women and …

Uttar Pradesh

Navigating the holidays in recovery

The winter holidays are almost universally experienced as a time of joy, and of familial togetherness. For many they are the highlight of the year, a …

Harvard

The 10 most popular workouts of 2017

Move over yogis.<p>The trendiest workouts of 2017 went far beyond the mat.<p>Instead of slow, body-flexing stretches and heart-pumping balances, the most popular exercises this year focused on fast and intense moves.<p>Here they are, ranked from most to least Googled — along with what the science says about …

Exercise

This Secret Trick Will Instantly Improve Your Sleep

This was the year that everyone collectively realized that getting a good night of sleep is the secret ingredient to staying slim and feeling great. …

Wellness

The 15 Stages of Prostate Cancer

There are many barriers to achieving optimal care for prostate cancer. First of all, as we will see by the end of this article, prostate cancer is …

Cancer

That 'Feeling in Your Bones' Has Nothing to Do with the Weather

Some people say their joint or back pain changes with the weather, but a new study finds no link between achy joints and rainfall patterns.<p>The study …

Science

Nature

SPOTLIGHT<p>New tricks from old dogs join the fight against ageing<p>The drive to find treatments that offer a long and healthy life is maturing.<p>Neil Savage<p>…

Longevity

Stop Telling People To "Snap Out Of It" — Depression Is Not A Choice

In a previous relationship, when I told my partner I was getting back on antidepressants, he basically told me that I needed to "snap out of it," …

Depression

Here's why you should eat eggs during pregnancy

Consuming eggs during pregnancy may cut risk of food allergies in babies.

Pregnancy