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March 28, 2016

Roughly a third of cancers are considered preventable and the lifestyle recommended to help avoid them is the focus of ongoing research to help cancer survivors live healthier, and perhaps longer, lives. Jennifer Ligibel (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 

March 28, 2016

David Reich (HMS) co-authored research finding that populations in Oceania had populations had the highest percentage of ancient DNA – 2 percent Neanderthal and 5 percent Denisovan. Many people around the world have more Denisovan DNA than previously thought, which has contributed to their sense of smell and ability to thrive at high altitudes. 

March 28, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board is revisiting a Bush-era decision that found that private universities are not required to recognize graduate student unions. A reversal of the decision would open the door for doctoral students at private universities to unionize. Several Harvard Medical School students are mentioned. 

March 28, 2016

Hospitals are treating children with complex medical conditions, who number close to 3 million and may require a lifetime of coordinated care, at new dedicated clinics. Jay Berry (Boston Children's) is quoted. 

March 28, 2016

A comprehensive approach to patients — focused not only on what happens in the doctor’s office but also on how patients recover at home and how much their care costs — is changing how doctors care for them. Michael Chernew (HMS) is quoted. 

March 26, 2016

Medical researchers at Harvard University have created an app that lets former players share how on-the-field injuries may still be affecting their brains and bodies. Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess), the principal investigator of TeamStudy, is quoted. Download the app here

March 26, 2016

This editorial discusses the significance of who advises presidential candidates. Steffie Woolhandler (Cambridge Health Alliance) is mentioned. 

March 25, 2016

U.S. doctors and hospitals throw out almost $3 billion in unused cancer drugs each year because they come in supersized single-use packages and any unused drugs must be discarded for safety reasons, a recent paper suggests. Nancy Keating (HMS) is quoted.

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