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  • Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

    Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women
    Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight. Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
  • Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform

    Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform
    "All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy." That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act. We've now...
  • David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight

    David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight
    When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Reaction to medication just one possible cause for tongue swelling

    Q: What would cause a swollen tongue? Can this be a side effect of medicine? A: There are many reasons for a swollen tongue. Indeed, a reaction to a medication is one of the more common causes. This is especially true when the swelling occurs rather...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Supplements can't prevent arthritis, but may offer pain relief

    Q: Is there any evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin can prevent arthritis? A: This is an excellent question, and it raises an issue of great interest to people who already have arthritis or are worried they may someday develop the disease....
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...
  • Following a D&C, go slowly as you resume normal sex life

    Q: How soon can I resume sexual intercourse after a miscarriage and D and C? Can I get pregnant right away? A: All of the tissue that develops in an early pregnancy may not be passed from the uterus after a miscarriage. A procedure known as a D and C may...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Shingles is not contagious

    Q: Can I get shingles from another person? A: No, you can't, and here's why: Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster virus --"VZ virus" or just "VZV". Almost all adults have been infected with this virus. Many became infected in childhood....
  • Clock ticks in Jahi McMath case; experts say court clash went too far

    OAKLAND — As the clock ticks toward a 5 p.m. deadline for Children's Hospital Oakland to remove a 13-year-old girl deemed brain-dead from a ventilator, experts in medical and legal ethics say there are no “gray areas” in the case and...
  • Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution

    Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution
    Saturated fat’s bad, bad image—the evil ingredient that supposedly makes people fat and keeps them that way, while clogging our blood vessels and raising our cardiovascular risk—has been getting a bit of a makeover. That shouldn’...
  • Hospital says conditions must be met for Jahi McMath's transfer

    OAKLAND — After an eleventh-hour court order was issued that will keep 13-year-old Jahi McMath on a ventilator until Jan. 7, a hospital spokesman said the facility will work with the family to help transfer the girl to nursing care — if...
  • Court order to keep brain-dead girl on ventilator is extended

    OAKLAND — A court order was extended late Monday that will keep a 13-year-old girl deemed brain-dead on a ventilator for another week, while the facility pledged to work with the family to transfer Jahi McMath elsewhere if certain conditions could...