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Published March 16, 2022. Inflammation is the body’s response to an injury, allergy, or infection, a reaction that attempts to restore the health of the affected area. But that’s only part of the story, because there are two types of …

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Health Information and Medical Information

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School. Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight lossfrom exercises to build a …

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Published June 1, 2021. Menstruation is a basic fact of human existence, yet millions of people in the US struggle to afford –– or can’t afford –– products like tampons and …

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Published October 6, 2022. Melatonin is a popular over-the-counter sleep aid. But because it is sold as a dietary supplement it is not regulated, and recent warnings include …

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Published November 9, 2022. Flooding due to major storms or heavy rains can harm lung health, both from toxic contaminants that end up in the air and from the growth of …

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Eggs and your health

Eggs are a nutritious food. They are relatively low in calories and saturated fat, and rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and other healthy nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for the eyes, and choline, which is …

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Published September 1, 2022. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate, occurs in about 50% of men by age 60. It can lead to urination problems …

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Medical Dictionary of Health Terms: Q-Z

Online medical dictionary of health terms: Q-Z. R. radial tunnel syndrome: A condition in which the radial nerve is compressed at the elbow, causing pain, numbness, …

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Walking for Health

The simple activity of walking has so many powerful health benefits. Done correctly, it can be the key to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting your memory, as …

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Roughly half of Americans ages 75 or older take a daily, low-dose aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke. New research suggests these people might benefit from …

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Defined as a sudden, temporary loss of consciousness, fainting occurs when something interrupts blood flow to the brain. Doctors call it syncope, which comes from a …

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Updated July 16, 2014. Artery-opening angioplasty via the arm is a good alternative to the approach that starts at the groin. All blood vessels lead back to the heart. …

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A large study examined the eating and health behaviors of over 37,000 middle-aged men for approximately 12 years. Over that period, the individuals who ate the highest …

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Eating more white beans, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and other foods high in potassium may lower your risk of having a stroke. As described in a study published online …

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Concerned about your child’s development

5 tips to encourage healthy development in infants and young children. Here are some ways you can encourage your child’s development: Play with your child! Interacting with …

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A Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may lower the risk of the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation. The findings come from PREDIMED, a large …

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Exercise & Fitness

Exercise & Fitness. Exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. In the short term, exercise helps to control appetite, boost mood, …

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Activate your account and gain access to your subscriptions and purchased electronic special health reports. If you subscribe to any of Harvard's print newsletters, you are eligible to read …

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Polypill may help prevent repeat heart attacks. Published December 1, 2022. For heart attack survivors, taking a polypill that contains a blood pressure drug, a cholesterol …

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Music and health

Music and health. Music is a fundamental attribute of the human species. Virtually all cultures, from the most primitive to the most advanced, make music. It's been true through …

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Does weight loss surgery relieve pain

New research shows bariatric surgery may contribute to long-lasting improvement in pain and physical abilities. Weight loss surgery has many proven benefits, including …

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Six simple ways to smarter, healthier eating

2) Harness the power of nuts (and seeds) Almonds, cashews, filberts, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, and pistachios pack plenty of beneficial nutrients, including vitamin E, folic …

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Treatment for an enlarged prostate

Most men stop getting taller around age 18, but after 40, they often begin growing elsewhere — particularly in their prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also …

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A. An aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the wall of the aorta that causes it to bulge or dilate. The aorta—which has a diameter the size of a garden hose—is the vessel that …

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