Is there a place for coconut oil in a healthy diet? – Harvard Health...

Coconut oil has seen a surge in popularity in recent years due to many touted health benefits, ranging from reducing belly fat to...

Younger kindergarteners more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD – Harvard Health Blog

In a class of kindergarteners, a child born in August is about 30% more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

Can watching sports be bad for your health? – Harvard Health Blog

As the new year begins, sports fans rejoice! You’ve had the excitement of the college football bowl games and the national championship, the...

Fatty liver disease: What it is and what to do about it – Harvard...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition of extra fat buildup in the liver, is on the rise — it now affects roughly...

Surgery for appendicitis? Antibiotics alone may be enough – Harvard Health Blog

I remember when my best friend in fifth grade couldn’t make our much-anticipated end-of-the-school-year camping trip because he had just undergone surgery for...

Heart disease and breast cancer: Can women cut risk for both? – Harvard Health...

Very often I encounter women who are far more worried about breast cancer than they are about heart disease. But women have a...

NSAIDs: How dangerous are they for your heart? – Harvard Health Blog

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are one of the most common medications used to treat pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen, naproxen,...

Working with a disability – Harvard Health Blog

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in...

Grieving? Don’t overlook potential side effects – Harvard Health Blog

Nothing quite prepares you for the heartache of profound loss. It settles in like a gloomy thrum — sometimes louder, sometimes softer —...

Acne: What you need to know – Harvard Health Blog

When the teenage years arrive, they often come with those annoying, distinctive pimples on the face, and often on the chest and back...

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