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  • Twin birth can be perfectly safe without a planned C-section

    Twin birth can be perfectly safe without a planned C-section
    Many of the twins delivered via cesarean section could have been safely delivered the old-fashioned way, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Twin births have been on the rise for three decades, fueled mainly by use of...
  • Stop worrying so much about fat in your diet

    Fat seems to always top the list of things that are "bad" for you. But for good overall health and to lower risk of heart disease, cancer, or even obesity, scrupulously counting how much fat you consume is not a helpful strategy. "Focusing only on...
  • 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...
  • Phone app could be wave of future for Metra

    Phone app could be wave of future for Metra
    A smartphone-based ticket program used in Boston may be in the future for Metra riders as the rail agency's possible response to the CTA's Ventra card, officials say. Commuters in the Massachusetts Bay area download tickets on their iPhones or Android...
  • How long does grief last?

    Q: I lost my brother several months ago. There are days when I still feel overpowered by sadness. Is it normal to grieve this long? A: I'm sorry to learn of your loss. The brief answer to your question is that everyone grieves differently. Rarely does...
  • Can I ever stop taking my prostate medicine?

    Q: I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. My urologist has prescribed finasteride (Proscar) and tamsulosin (Flomax) to treat it. My urine flow has improved and I am able to empty my bladder. When can I stop taking these drugs? A: You ask a very...
  • 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...
  • Health monitoring via the Internet and digital devices offers important benefits

    If you've ever tried to get your doctor on the phone on short notice, you appreciate the challenge of staying connected in modern medicine. But the coming era of "connected health" promises to change all that--using the Internet and wireless digital...
  • Video Shows Hernandez, Slaying Victims At Boston Club

    Video Shows Hernandez, Slaying Victims At Boston Club
    Authorities have surveillance footage that shows Aaron Hernandez and two men killed in a drive-by shooting in Boston last summer at the same establishment hours before they died, according to multiple law enforcement sources with knowledge of the...
  • Many factors can contribute to premature graying

    Q: I'm only 19, but my hair is about 40 percent gray. Why is this and what can I do about it? A: You are young to have gray hair, but it happens. And usually there's not much you can do about it. Hair turns gray when cells (called melanocytes) in hair...
  • Seek help if your Internet use is causing conflict, distress or loss

    Q: Is Internet addiction a mental disorder? A: "Internet addiction" is not a defined mental disorder. The evidence does not yet support its being included in diagnostic manuals. Several behaviors can be acted out through the Internet. Some popular ones,...
  • Why does the sun make me sneeze?

    Q: I have sneezing fits whenever I step out into the sunlight. I can sneeze five times in a row. Am I allergic to the sun? A: What you have is called the photic sneeze reflex. It's not an allergy. The sneezing is a response to sudden bright light....