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  • Are there drugs to help control binge eating?

    Q: I'm overweight and have a problem with binge eating, although I never purge. I see a nutritionist and started an exercise program, but is there any medicine that can help? A: Binge eating affects 1 percent to 3 percent of people in the United States....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Importance of expiration date depends on the specific drug

    Q: I have several medications that are well beyond their expiration dates. Does that mean that they won't work -- or are dangerous? A: The manufacturer's expiration date on most medications is 2-3 years from when the pills were made. This assumes they're...
  • Getting back to exercise after illness: Let symptoms be your guide

    Q: When you've have a cold or the flu, how do you know when it's safe to continue a routine exercise program? A: Those who work hard to keep up a regular exercise program -- during or just after illness -- often ask this question. It's important to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Phone app could be wave of future for Metra

    Phone app could be wave of future for Metra
    A smartphone-based ticket program used in Boston may be in the future for Metra riders as the rail agency's possible response to the CTA's Ventra card, officials say. Commuters in the Massachusetts Bay area download tickets on their iPhones or Android...
  • Medication, therapy and exercise can help mediate spinal joint disease

    Q: What's the latest treatment for ankylosing spondylitis? Would using lasers to remove the osteophytes be a possible way of restoring flexibility to the spine? A: Ankylosing spondylitis is a joint disease. There is inflammation of the sacroiliac joints,...
  • People with BBD obsessed with body image

    Q: I have a friend who was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. What is this disorder and what causes it? A: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a distressing form of self-consciousness. Those with it focus intensely on their appearance. They look...
  • When is surgery needed for a pinched nerve at the elbow?

    Q: I may need a procedure called a cubital tunnel release. Can you tell me what is actually done during this procedure? What should I expect after the surgery? A: The "cubital tunnel" refers to a passageway along the inner part of the elbow. It's bounded...
  • Regular exercise can be a hearty prescription for longer life

    You don't have to be an athlete to make your heart stronger. Engaging in as little as 15 minutes of exercise per day can benefit your heart and even extend your life span. In one study, exercising 15 minutes a day for eight years reduced all-cause...