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Enough Already: You Can Get Pregnant From Rape

Attention politicians: Stop making stupid comments about rape and pregnancy. In fact, if you want to stay in office, stop talking period. A politician who clearly did not learn […]

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Silencing Neurons Could Provide Itch Relief

Okay, so with research about conditions like cancer and Alzheimer’s constantly circulating, itchy skin may not seem like the most pressing health concern out there. […]

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College Women Drink More Than Men, Study Says

If you think it’s just the men doing kegstands and throwing back shots at college parties, think again. A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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Cell Circuitry Can Explain Aggression, Scientists Find

For those of you who thought aggression was just a personality trait, not so fast. Harvard Medical School researchers have identified cell activity in fruit […]

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What You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Anyone who’s walked past a newsstand this week probably knows that Catherine Zeta-Jones entered treatment for bipolar disorder a few days ago. With all the media […]

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How To Control Your Anger

It’s easy and understandable for people to get angry when horrific events happen. So we asked Joseph Shrand, a Harvard psychiatry professor and author of […]

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How to Heal as a City

Sometimes there are no words, and at this time, we are seeking professional help. Dr. Steven Schlozman is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, […]

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Can Studies on Mice Really Apply to Humans?

How many times have you been floored by an eye-catching headline about medical research, only to become far less impressed when you see the study […]

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Eight Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

One way to prevent and treat high blood pressure—without pills—is to manage stress. Well, that’s easier said than done, right? We have work, kids, and families—not […]

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Why Red Wine is Good for Health

Red wine photo via Shutterstock. It seems like there’s a new study about alcohol every week. Some extolling the health benefits of the occasional drink […]

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Bitter Pills

Harvard Medical School is under fire from critics for its ties to Big Pharma. While the school tries to sort it all out, two professors battle for its soul.