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Health A to Z
(4 days ago) This is a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 500 conditions and diseases, with over 800 illustrations. Created by the faculty at Harvard Medical School, entries offer an overview of the condition along with a description of symptoms, diagnosis, tips
(3 days ago) VRBPAC is a group of independent, scientific and public health experts from around the country. Their recommendation was based on clinical trial data that found the vaccine to be 85% effective at preventing severe disease, including prevention of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.
(Just Now) The COVID-19 outbreak has caused markets to collapse and worldwide health systems to become overwhelmed. When there's a global pandemic, it's nice to hear from the steady, transparent and yes even reassuring voice of experts on the front lines. We spoke to Dr. Ashish K. Jha, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. Dr.
(1 days ago) Women have many unique health concerns — menstrual cycles, pregnancy, birth control, menopause — and that's just the beginning. A number of health issues affect only women and others are more common in women. What's more, men and women may have the same condition, but different symptoms.
Mind & Mood
(1 days ago) There's a strong link between good mental health and good physical health, and vice versa. In the other direction, depression and other mental health issues can contribute to digestive disorders, trouble sleeping, lack of energy, heart disease, and other health issues. There are many ways to keep your mind and mood in optimal shape.
The health effects of too much gaming
(7 days ago) While playing video games can be a fun pastime, and there are some potential benefits, there are health risks associated with too much gaming. They include repetitive stress injuries, vision problems, sleep deprivation, depression, and possibly addiction to playing.
(Just Now) Proper bone health not only can help protect men from osteoporosis, but can also reduce their risk of serious breaks or fractures from falls or other injuries. Adopting certain exercises and getting adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D are the best strategies for keeping bones strong and safe.
Always worried about your health
(5 days ago) Health anxiety is a condition that causes healthy people to worry that they are sick — even when they have no symptoms, or minor symptoms like a scratchy throat. "People with health anxiety for the most part tend to fear severe illness, such as HIV, cancer, or dementia.
(5 days ago) The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits. CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications.
What your heart rate is telling you
(9 days ago) For most healthy adult women and men, resting heart rates range from 60 to 100 beats per minute. However, a 2010 report from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) indicated that a resting heart rate at the low end of that spectrum may offer some protection against heart attacks.
Treatments for COVID-19
(8 days ago) However, as Harvard Health Publishing senior faculty editor Dr. Rob Shmerling points out, evidence remains weak. On the brighter side, he points to three potential avenues in COVID-19 research where therapies may be put to use while a vaccine remains in development.
Telehealth: The advantages and disadvantages
(Just Now) Telehealth is defined as the delivery of health care services at a distance through the use of technology. It can include everything from conducting medical visits over the computer, to monitoring patients' vital signs remotely. Its definition is broader than that of telemedicine, which only includes the remote delivery of health …
COVID-19 vaccines: Safety, side effects
(3 days ago) Health problems incorrectly blamed on the vaccine. When health problems develop soon after vaccination, people tend to blame the vaccine. Yet cancer, strokes, heart attacks, blood disorders, and rare illnesses occurred before the pandemic, and will of course continue to happen.
Hot baths and saunas: Beneficial for your
(Just Now) A recent study from Japan, where tub bathing is ingrained in the culture, followed more than 30,000 people for about 20 years. At the start of the study, participants answered questions about their general health and bathing habits, including their preferred water temperature (lukewarm, warm, or hot).
Women's Sexual Health
(8 days ago) Sexual health refers to a state of well-being that lets a woman fully participate in and enjoy sexual activity. A range of physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors influence a woman's sexual health. Sex requires amazing connections between the sex organs, hormone-producing glands, the brain, and the rest of the body.
Is eating dried fruit healthy
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Coronavirus outbreak and kids
(4 days ago) Children with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe illness. A potentially severe and dangerous complication can occur in children. Called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), it can lead to life-threatening problems with the heart and other organs in the body. In this condition, different body parts
Leaky gut: What is it, and what does
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(4 days ago) Digestive Health Articles Feed your gut Some fermented foods contain probiotics, beneficial microorganisms that can live in your intestines. These microorganisms help you stay healthy, potentially improving your immune function and reducing damaging inflammation.
Sleep and mental health
(3 days ago) Sleep and mental health lifestyle changes. In some respects, the treatment recommended for the most common sleep problem, insomnia, is the same for all patients, regardless of whether they also suffer from psychiatric disorders. The fundamentals are a combination of lifestyle changes, behavioral strategies, psychotherapy, and drugs if necessary
Heartburn medication update
(2 days ago) Concerns about health risks tied to heartburn medications can make it tough to choose the right treatment. Doctors say it’s generally best to try pill-free strategies first, such as losing weight and avoiding foods or drinks that trigger heartb
Men's Sexual Health
(6 days ago) Sexual health refers to a state of well-being that lets a man fully participate in and enjoy sexual activity. A range of physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors influence a man's sexual health. Optimal male sexual health includes sexual desire (libido) and the ability to get and sustain an erection (erectile function).
Staying one step ahead of toenail fungus
(5 days ago) Toenail fungus isn't a pressing health problem. Yet a fungal infection can ruin the appearance of your nails and cause pain as it lifts the nail away from the nail bed. And fungal infections are notoriously difficult to get rid of. "You may want to consider fungal toenail a condition to be managed rather than cured," says Dr. James P. Ioli
The A list for vitamin B-12 sources
(2 days ago) The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report Making Sense of Vitamins and Minerals explains that vitamin B12, like all B vitamins, is water soluble, which means the body expels what it does not use. Its main job is to maintain healthy nerve cells, support proper brain function, and …
Ouch! Shoulder pain and how to treat it
(4 days ago) Daily Health Tip Exercise is the best medicine. Don't fixate on your cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure numbers. What really makes a difference is exercise. As little as 15 minutes of moderate-intensity activity most days of the week can help lower your cardiovascular risk.
What meditation can do for your mind, mood, and health
(Just Now) Although the practice of meditation is thousands of years old, research on its health benefits is relatively new, but promising. A research review published in JAMA Internal Medicine in January 2014 found meditation helpful for relieving anxiety, pain, and depression. For depression, meditation was about as effective as an antidepressant.
Healthy eating for a healthy thyroid
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Should you be taking an omega-3 supplement
(9 days ago) People in good health. If you're healthy and at low or average risk for heart disease, chances are you don't need an omega-3 supplement, provided you eat fish often, says Dr. Manson. You should eat at least two servings a week of fatty fish , such as salmon, tuna, or herring.
(1 days ago) Daily Health Tip A racing heart. The sensation that your heart has skipped a beat or suddenly started to race is known as palpitations. Although frightening, palpitations usually aren't a sign of something serious. Some home remedies may help: cut back on caffeine and alcohol, eat regularly to avoid low blood sugar, drink plenty of fluids to
When should I be concerned about
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(1 days ago) Daily Health Tip Set a quit date. If you want to stop smoking, set a date to quit. Tell friends and family about your Quit Day, and prepare. Get rid of all the cigarettes and ashtrays in your home and car and at work. Stock up on sugarless gum, carrot sticks, hard candy, cinnamon sticks, or other substitutes.
What’s causing those swollen feet
(7 days ago) Sometimes swollen feet are a sign of an underlying problem. Swelling may signal vascular conditions, such as heart failure, venous insufficiency, deep-vein thrombosis, phlebitis, or liver disease or kidney disease. Swollen feet can also result when a
(4 days ago) Health professionals also help the individual cope with any related problems, such as depression, job stress, legal consequences of drinking, or troubled personal relationships. Maintaining sobriety—often called recovery—is a long-term process that can take many forms. Fellowship groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous are often very helpful.
Medical Dictionary of Health Terms: Q-Z
(2 days ago) Many mental health experts believe that reactions to these losses crop up later, often skewing a person's response to an entirely different loss. unsaturated fat: Healthy dietary fats from plant sources such as vegetable oils, nuts, and whole grains, as well as from fatty fish. Includes monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.
The growing problem of an enlarged
(2 days ago) "Since prostate enlargement happens gradually, men often think more frequent trips to the bathroom are a natural part of aging," says Dr. Howard LeWine, chief medical editor at Harvard Health Publishing and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Can your CPAP make you sick
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(4 days ago) Daily Health Tip Learn hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) It could help save a life. The basic action of CPR is simple: Push hard and fast on the center of the chest. Use the rhythm of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees to keep you on the recommended 100 beats …
The health hazards of insufficient sleep
(7 days ago) And over time, continued sleep deprivation raises the risk for a number of chronic health problems, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Insufficient sleep can also leave you more vulnerable to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.