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March 6, 2014

A new study conducted by researchers from Sweden and the Harvard School of Public Health found that men under age 65 who had their prostate gland surgically removed were less likely to die from their cancer than those who were not treated unless their cancer progressed — a strategy called watchful waiting. Jennifer Rider, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a coauthor of the study. Philip Kantoff, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is also quoted.

March 5, 2014

There’s another dispute about medical marijuana that many may have already thought was settled: Has marijuana's medical effectiveness been proven? Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, was a guest on NECN to discuss the issue.

March 5, 2014

People suffering from insomnia are increasingly turning to sleep-tracking apps to help them get through the night. Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine, is quoted.

March 5, 2014

A report released yesterday followed more than 12,500 men for six years to determine the long-term effects of restless leg syndrome on the quality of the subjects’ lives, specifically to examine the effects of daytime sleepiness (as a result of RLS) and its impact on physical function. Xiang Gao, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead researcher.

March 5, 2014

The elusive quest for a cure for AIDS and the virus that causes it got a boost from two developments that amount to early but promising evidence that such a goal is achievable. Dan Barouch, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

March 5, 2014

U.S. health insurers are seeking help from state health officials to foot the bill for a new generation of hepatitis C treatments that could cost the nation $200 billion or more in the next five years. Camilla Graham, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

March 5, 2014

Scientists from Harvard and Tufts create silk screws and plates for use in healing bone fractures. Unlike their steel counterparts, these could dissolve in the body and even be used to deliver antibiotics. Samuel Lin, associate professor of surgery, and Ahmed Mohamed Said Ibrahim, research fellow in surgery, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, were authors on the study.

March 5, 2014

An experimental specially designed contact lens releases a glaucoma medicine at a steady rate for up to a month and corrects vision, U.S. researchers say. Joseph Ciolino, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Daniel Kohane, professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, developed the new contact lens.

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