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  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Generalized anxiety disorder may require specialized treatment

    Q: What exactly is a panic attack? It feels like I'm uncomfortable and scared of everything. I need to return to work. Any helpful advice? A: A panic attack is a wave of intense fear. Added to the fear are uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as: A...
  • Taking too much acetaminophen can be hazardous

    Cold and flu season is a good time to review the risks of acetaminophen -- the pain and fever reliever in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter medications. Billions of doses of acetaminophen are consumed safely every year, but deaths still occur from...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Itchy skin can have several sources, but dryness tops the list

    Q: I've been itching more over the past couple of months. At first, there's no rash. But my skin does turn red in areas where I've scratched. What might be causing this? A: Scratching your skin will cause it to become red, no matter what the reason for...
  • The high toll of solitary confinement

    The high toll of solitary confinement
    After journalist Terry Anderson was taken hostage by a terrorist group in Lebanon in 1985, he spent much of six years in tiny cells completely by himself. Trapped in solitude, he found his mind inexorably breaking down. "Where are all the things I...
  • Itchy skin can have several sources, but dryness tops the list

    Q: I've been itching more over the past couple of months. At first, there's no rash. But my skin does turn red in areas where I've scratched. What might be causing this? A: Scratching your skin will cause it to become red, no matter what the reason for...
  • Breast cancer and BRCA mutations: Removing healthy breast saves lives

    Women considering a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer often face a difficult decision: whether to remove their healthy breast as well. A new study should make it easier for some of these women to make up their minds. It concludes...
  • Drink to your health - with tea

    Harvard Health Blog I've never been much of a tea drinker. To me, the flavor is reminiscent of twigs soaked in warm dishwater. I don't mean to disparage the tea enthusiasts who "ooh" over their oolong and cherish every drop of their chai. Quite the...
  • Fight worries over food additives with a healthy diet

    Q: Do synthetic dyes, flavors and preservatives make the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) worse? A: There is little agreement on how such additives might contribute to ADHD symptoms in children. Many studies on this issue are...
  • Home monitoring a handy way to help control your blood pressure

    There's an easy way to help reduce hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure: Start monitoring at home. It's easy, inexpensive and effective. "Blood pressure has to be measured regularly at home, not just once in a while at a doctor's...
  • Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans, research shows

    The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday. Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European...
  • Perimenopause unlikely cause of hot flashes at age 31

    Q: I have hot flashes, sweating, heat rashes and headaches. Could it be pre-menopause? I'm only 31. I'm not interested in having more children. Ideas? A: The symptoms you describe are typical for a woman approaching menopause. But you haven't mentioned...
  • Neanderthal genes helped modern humans evolve, studies suggest

    Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.  The...