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  • Instilling bravery in kids starts with their parents

    Instilling bravery in kids starts with their parents
    Can we spend a few minutes talking about Noreen Bruce? She's the mom of Grayson Bruce, the 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was harassed at school for carrying a My Little Pony backpack, which he uses as a lunch box. You've probably heard his story....
  • Floaters and flashes can warn of trouble in the eye

    Harvard Health Blog "Floaters" and flashes are a common sight for many people. Floater is a catchall term for the specks, threads, or cobweb-like images that occasionally drift across the line of vision. Flashes are sparks or strands of light that...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Simple steps can prevent spread of superbugs

    Q: I share an apartment with another woman. She was told by her doctor that she has a MRSA skin infection. What's MRSA? Do I need to take an antibiotic? A: MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a type of Staph bacteria....
  • Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules

    For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends. ------------...
  • New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

    New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds
    Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV. In a series of clinical trial results, a new...
  • Generalized anxiety disorder may require specialized treatment

    Q: What exactly is a panic attack? It feels like I'm uncomfortable and scared of everything. I need to return to work. Any helpful advice? A: A panic attack is a wave of intense fear. Added to the fear are uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as: A...
  • You can preserve youthful skin without cosmetic surgery

    Source: Harvard Women's Health Watch Age isn't kind to skin. Years of accumulated sun exposure leave their mark in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. By the time you reach your 60s or 70s, much of the damage has already been done, but...
  • Managing your medications: The risks rise with age

    Source: Harvard Women's Health Watch How many pills do you take each day? Five? Six? Many people are on a multitude of medications, prescribed to treat several different health conditions. Yet not every medicine we take may be safe, effective, or...
  • Blood pressure pill helps reduce diabetes complications

    Q: My doctor prescribed lisinopril for me because I have diabetes, even though my blood pressure has always been normal. My blood sugar came down to normal on pills. Do I really need another medicine? A: It depends more on your kidneys and your risk of...
  • Tennis elbow more common in people who don't play tennis

    Q: My doctor says my elbow pain is due to tennis elbow. But I don't play tennis. Could you explain how this has come about and what I can do about it? A: "Tennis elbow" is a common term for a condition doctors call lateral epicondylitis. It's caused by...
  • Why settle for silence? Tech advances improving treatment for hearing loss

    Getting older comes with many challenges. Vision isn't as clear as it used to be. Joints don't move as effortlessly, or as painlessly, as they once did. And hearing everything from conversations to concerts can become more difficult. By age 65, one in...
  • Scientist who created STAP stem cells says studies should be withdrawn

    Scientist who created STAP stem cells says studies should be withdrawn
    A number of scientists have been grumbling for weeks about a pair of breakthrough stem cell studies that seemed too good to be true. Now one of the senior researchers who worked on the papers agrees that they may be right. The studies, which were...