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  • 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...
  • Lyme disease much more common than previously thought

    Harvard Health Blog The 30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year are just the tip of the iceberg. According to a new CDC estimate, more than 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with the tick-...
  • Defining catatonia remains challenging

    Q: What is catatonia? Can it be treated? A: Catatonia is a disorder of motor functioning. It was first described in 1874. By the turn of the 20th century, an influential psychiatrist named Emil Kraepelin had linked it to schizophrenia. As a result, it's...
  • Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans, research shows

    The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday. Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Medication, therapy and exercise can help mediate spinal joint disease

    Q: What's the latest treatment for ankylosing spondylitis? Would using lasers to remove the osteophytes be a possible way of restoring flexibility to the spine? A: Ankylosing spondylitis is a joint disease. There is inflammation of the sacroiliac joints,...
  • Why are my nails splitting?

    Q: I'm 70-year-old woman, and for the last two or three years my fingernails have begun to split in a lateral manner. I take calcium, so I'm wondering what's causing this. Can you help? A: There are a number of reasons why nails may peel, such as:...
  • Sleep hygiene key to restful nights for kids with ADHD

    Q: My child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and it's been hard for him to get to sleep. What can we do? A: Sleep problems may affect up to half of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....
  • 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...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Treating depression and anxiety can aid pain relief

    Q: Can pain be caused by depression and anxiety? A: People with depression and anxiety do experience more pain than average. We don't know the exact cause. But we do know that pain can be more severe or last longer. And it can be harder to treat. Up...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Take simple precautions to prevent injuries when you exercise

    Whether you've been exercising for years or are just starting a fitness program, it's important to avoid injuries so you can keep moving toward your fitness goals. We become more vulnerable to injuries as we get older, in part because we're less agile...