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  • Jahi McMath's mother: 'How can you possibly say my child is dead?'

    After a judge extended a court order keeping her 13-year-old brain-dead daughter on a ventilator in an Oakland hospital,┬áNailah Winkfield remained defiant to medical experts, insisting that Jahi McMath is alive. “My daughter is breathing,”...
  • Jahi McMath's family battles hospital over brain-dead girl

    The family of Jahi McMath this week has continued to clash with hospital officials over what to do with the brain-dead 13-year-old girl. The family has been trying to find a facility that will take Jahi in while at the same time fighting in court to...
  • Pain relief could lower blood pressure during gout attack

    Q: I recently had an attack of gout and my blood pressure went up. I take my blood pressure pills regularly. Are the two conditions related? Do drugs for hypertension cause gout? A: Gout is caused by a buildup of a normal waste product called uric acid....
  • 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...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • 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'...
  • Drugs combined with lifestyle changes best way to lower blood pressure

    Q: My last two blood pressure readings were over 150/95. My doctor plans to recheck them in two weeks, but she thinks I will likely need to go on medicine to lower my blood pressure. How does a doctor choose what drug to start? A: In general, high...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
  • Back pain often overdiagnosed and overtreated

    Harvard Health Blog What doctors call "routine" back pain can really, really hurt. Surprisingly, the best treatment is usually quite conservative--over-the-counter pain relievers, ice and heat, and gentle exercise. Yet for decades, many doctors have been...
  • FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

    FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
    The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol. Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...