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  • Jahi McMath's family is being helped by Terri Schiavo group

    A group linked to the family of Terri Schiavo says it is now working with the family of Jahi McMath over what to do with the 13-year-old girl. Jahi's family has been trying to find a facility that will take her while at the same time fighting in court...
  • Jahi McMath Q&A: Can brain death be reversed?

    OAKLAND -- Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old Oakland girl, underwent complex surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland on Dec. 9 to remove her tonsils, adenoids, uvula and bony structures from her nose. She was declared brain-dead three days later, after...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer is usually temporary

    Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth? A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...
  • Doctors have multiple treatment options for "twitchy" legs

    Q: I sometimes get "twitchy" legs at night. It disturbs my sleep. It's not painful; my muscles just sort of twitch. What could be causing this? Is there a way to prevent it? A: From your description, restless legs syndrome could be the cause of your...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Lyme disease is curable, but complications can occur

    Q: Can Lyme disease be cured? A: Yes, an infection with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can be cured. In fact, nearly everyone with the condition improves quickly after starting antibiotics and is cured within a few weeks. But there are some...
  • Jahi McMath case muddies an already agonizing subject

    OAKLAND — The case of the brain-dead 13-year-old girl whose family was embroiled in a legal standoff with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland seems to be nearing an end. After marathon negotiations with a federal magistrate, Jahi McMath'...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hypnosis can be a useful element of anti-anxiety therapy

    Q: Is hypnotherapy effective for generalized anxiety and panic disorders? A: Hypnosis is not just a parlor trick. When taken seriously, it is an effective relaxation technique. And some people say it helps manage their anxiety. Here's how it works: You'...
  • Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School $24,036 on Wednesday for 11 Animal Welfare Act violations, including four animal deaths, from February 2011 through July 2012. The government’s decision to fine the university wraps...
  • Simple changes can help you fall asleep without drugs

    Q: I have a hard time falling asleep. I tried an over-the-counter sleep drug, but I didn't like the way it made me feel the next morning. I don't want to take anymore drugs. What can I do naturally to help me fall asleep? A: Too often, people reach for a...
  • 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...