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2014-02-07 23:03:26

Sometimes one can find better prices on prescription drugs by simply doing a little digging. Comparison shopping, Internet price finders, and manufacturer assistance programs can help. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 When it comes to saving money on prescription medications, the local pharmacy may not have the best deal, reports the February 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "A little digging is all it takes to find out," says Laura Carr, a pharmacist at Harvard-affiliated...

2014-02-04 23:22:47

Cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which have beneficial effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, blood flow, and other heart risks. Still, it's important to eat chocolate in moderation. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Whether it comes inside a big red heart or wrapped in gold foil, chocolate is synonymous with Valentine's Day. The February 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch investigates whether the health claims often made for this indulgent treat are as sweet as they sound....

New Microscopy Method Could Spot Dozens Of Distinct Types Of Biomolecules Simultaneously
2014-02-03 09:49:50

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard A new microscopy method could enable scientists to generate snapshots of dozens of different biomolecules at once in a single human cell, a team from the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported Sunday in Nature Methods. Such images could shed light on complex cellular pathways and potentially lead to new ways to diagnose disease, track its prognosis, or monitor the effectiveness of...

2014-01-23 12:25:42

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris as the recipient of its 2014 Man of the Year Award. Harris joins Dame Helen Mirren, who was recently announced as their 2014 Woman of the Year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/NY51484 ) The Man and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually to performers who have made...

2014-01-17 23:03:42

Certain medications can reduce a woman's risk for developing breast cancer. Women at high risk for breast cancer should talk with their doctors about this strategy. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Many new and potent medicines to prevent breast cancer have become available in the past 20 years. Surprisingly, many women—even those at high risk for the disease—are not taking advantage of these medicines, according to an article in the January 2014 issue of the Harvard...

2014-01-14 23:20:33

The pain reliever acetaminophen is safe when used correctly, but people can become very ill or die if they take too much. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Cold, cough, and flu season is a good time to revisit the risks of acetaminophen, a medication found in many cold, cough, and flu remedies. Although billions of doses of acetaminophen are consumed safely every year, some people taking the drug end up in the emergency room or need hospitalization, and some die from acetaminophen...

2014-01-10 23:03:17

A daily low-dose aspirin can help stave off heart attacks and certain clot-caused strokes. But fewer than half of the people who could benefit from this drug take it, while many others take it when they shouldn't. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Aspirin is often hailed as a wonder drug, thanks to its ability to help stave off heart attacks and clot-caused strokes. But fewer than half of people who could benefit from a daily low-dose aspirin take it, while many others take it when...

2014-01-07 23:05:08

Two services help people remain in their homes longer. Home health care is temporary and is intended for people recovering from illness, injury, or surgery. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Living in your own home can be a challenge when you need help caring for yourself. For a growing number of aging and ailing Americans, living at home is made possible by having someone come to the home to provide care, reports the January 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "We always make an effort to...

2014-01-06 08:33:36

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for the coolest thing to do at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Fabulous Las Vegas? It's a meet-up with David Sofer, leader of the group of Harvard graduates that solved Baccarat the biggest game in history. To see their honored iPhone app for the unsolvable $3 trillion game! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140106/PH40694-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140106/PH40694-b ) Throughout CES...

2014-01-02 23:00:06

In the January-February 2014 edition of the Harvard Business Review an article was published on January 1st, “What Marketers Misunderstand About Online Reviews,” that provided a general outline of what to consider when pursuing marketing strategies via online reviews. In response, 5StarControl.com adapts the information into a formula for generating a marketing plan through Yelp online reviews. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 The January-February 2014 volume of the Harvard...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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