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If you unintentionally drink too much this holiday season, here are some hangover helpers

The best way to cure a hangover is to avoid it entirely. But if you did have one too many during your big night out, here’s some expert advice that might help you feel better sooner.

How do I pick the right backpack for my kid?

Pediatric orthopedic experts told the Globe a too-heavy backpack can in fact cause children some back discomfort, but there are things families can do to avoid that situation.

Feel bad about getting old? You may be hurting yourself.

Media and the culture foster negative attitudes about the elderly, but some studies suggest a positive attitude may bring benefits.

Places to find peace and quiet all over the region

In winter we spend more time cooped up inside with a constant cacophony, and recent studies suggest that a steady diet of noise can increase blood pressure, stress, and sleep disorders.

‘Flu is everywhere in the US right now.’ And it could get worse

The influenza virus that’s sickened millions of Americans is already the most widespread outbreak in at least a dozen years.

Trying to be polite, a British man held in a sneeze. It tore through his throat

The 34-year-old ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube.

Tapes reveal tacit acceptance by Arab leaders of Jerusalem decision

Shared foes have drawn some Arab states into an ever-closer collaboration with their one-time nemesis, Israel.