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Special Harvard Commentary: The Potential of Stem Cells
The controversy over stem cell research has become a front page story. Find out what the contention is all about.
Super Bugs -- Antibiotic Resistance
Harvard expert Howard LeWine, M.D. answers questions about antibiotic resistance.
How Safe Is the Blood Supply?
Safer than ever, thanks to a series of checks, tests and re-tests. Here's a look at the process awaiting every drop of donated blood — before, during and after donation.
Your Own Blood Supply
Donated blood is pretty darn safe. But when you can give blood to yourself, so much the better.

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Clinical Trials, Medical Teachers
Clinical Trials, Medical Teachers
Clinical trials are one of medicine's best-kept secrets. Such research can provide those suffering from disease, such as cancer or diabetes, with the opportunity for early cure or alleviation of symptoms.

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Medical Myths
The Myth of Tongue and Taste
It has long been said that the tongue has a "taste map." Taste buds for sweet foods are on the tip of the tongue, taste buds for salt are along the sides, and those for sour and bitter foods are toward the back. That's a myth! Taste buds that identify each of the five tastes are found all over the tongue.
Forget What You Heard About Amnesia
Sometimes you hear or see something so many times, you think it must be true. But while watching a movie, "The Majestic," recently, I was reminded how wrong that can be, in this case with respect to amnesia.
A Dangerous Myth: If It's Over The Counter, It Must Be Safe
Although most nonprescription remedies are safe and effective, there is no such thing as risk-free medication. Even when taken as recommended, and even when the drug does exactly what it is supposed to do, an over-the-counter treatment can cause trouble.
The '8 Glasses Per Day' Rule
Drink water, you are told — even if you are not thirsty — to improve your health, your ability to exercise, and to avoid the dire consequences of dehydration. Eight glasses a day is a common mantra of health gurus. But do you really need that much?
Medical Myth Prevention -- Understanding Medical News
Some of the dramatic medical breakthroughs you hear about are not so impressive when you consider three common pitfalls in how medical news is reported and interpreted.
Myths about Your Incredible Head
The head is the source of many myths and misunderstandings. Read on to learn more about this amazing structure.
Busting Myths About Your Stomach
The stomach is a source of many myths.
Does Food Cause Ulcers?
There you are, having pepperoni pizza, when that feeling comes over you: pressure, burning and fullness in your upper abdomen and a bitter taste in the back of your throat. To add insult to injury, your kid brother reminds you about your ulcer and advises you to start eating better. You wonder how you could again get along with the diet recommended to you when the ulcer was first detected in college.
Airing Out a Lung Cancer Myth
"If lung cancer is exposed to the air during surgery, the cancer will spread." This myth is a good example of how a misconception or faulty assumption can lead not only to the spread of misinformation but to bad medical decisions as well.

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What Your Doctor Is Reading
Update From the Medical Journals: March 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading
Update From the Medical Journals: February 2014
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: December 2013
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: October 2013
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: September 2013
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: August 2013
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: July 2013
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.
Update From the Medical Journals: June 2013
What's the latest news in the medical journals this month? Find out what your doctor is reading.


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