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Light-emitting electronic devices keep readers awake longer than old-fashioned print

Lower mortality rates found among heart patients admitted to hospitals during national scientific meetings 

High socioeconomic status ups depression risk in black young adults

New insights could inform SIDS understanding, depression treatment

Vivek Murthy to lead nation’s Public Health Service

New method identifies off-target effects of CRISPR-Cas

HMS in the News

December 19, 2014

Every new parent has heard the dire warning: Never sleep with your baby. Melissa Bartick, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, authored this piece about the problems with this widespread advice.

December 18, 2014

YouTube has become the DIY video destination, from cupcakes to cosmopolitans, appliance repairs and yes — ab workouts — there’s a video for every problem. Even armpit fat. Edward Phillips, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is quoted.

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