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  • Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA

    Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA
    Apparently, a Food and Drug Administration warning four months ago was missed by many physicians, pharmacists and patients, so the agency, in an unusual move, saw fit Monday to remind us: Stop writing prescriptions for, stop dispensing prescriptions for,...
  • Dr. Oscar A. Iseri, pathologist

    Dr. Oscar A. Iseri, pathologist
    Dr. Oscar A. Iseri, a retired Veterans Administration pathologist, died April 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Lorien Harmony Hall Assisted Living in Columbia. He was 86. The son of Matahichi Iseri and Kisa Iseri, immigrant Japanese...
  • Institution to discuss probe into STAP stem cell controversy

    Institution to discuss probe into STAP stem cell controversy
    It was hailed as a remarkable scientific breakthrough, one that could potentially revolutionize medicine by enabling the speedy production of highly versatile stem cells. Now, barely two months after scientists published papers in Nature claiming to...
  • U. of I. issues critical report on controversial doctors' ad

    U. of I. issues critical report on controversial doctors' ad
    The University of Illinois needs to clarify rules, improve training and strengthen the way it polices employees’ potential conflicts of interest, a top administrator said in a report released Tuesday. The recommendations stem from a...
  • David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight

    David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight
    When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Three cups of coffee per day unlikely to cause health problems

    Q: I drink an average of three cups of coffee per day. Is that too much? A: As long as it doesn't make you jittery or interfere with sleep, three cups of coffee is not too much. In fact, it's actually quite amazing how many studies have shown that...
  • Close relationships help you live longer -- and enjoy life more

    Q: Is it true that having good relationships increases your chance of living longer? A: Since the late 1980s, studies have suggested that this is true. People who enjoy close relationships with family and friends are more likely to live longer than...
  • It's best to avoid grapefruit when taking some statin drugs

    Q: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol. The instructions said: "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication." I love grapefruit. Do I need to avoid it completely? A: Like you, I love...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Several factors figure into risk of abdominal aneurysm rupturing

    Q: I have an abdominal aneurysm that measures 4.7 centimeters. Is it safe to fly? A: Before answering your question, let's review some basic information. An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery caused by a weak spot in the artery wall. It's usually the...
  • The Medicine Cabinet: There's no magic formula for finding the "best" bed to ease back pain

    Q: What kind of bed is best for back problems? A: Unfortunately, there is no single type of bed known to be best for back problems. For one thing, there are many types of back problems. What works well for one type of problem may not work well for...
  • Spinal stenosis may require a combination of treatments

    Q: How successful are spinal injections for nerve pain in the legs caused by spinal stenosis? A: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, the space in the back that surrounds and protects the spinal cord. The narrowing puts pressure on the...