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June 16, 2015

Deirdre Barrett, assistant professor of psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in a Q&A about how dreams can inspire creativity and help solve problems.

June 15, 2015

Despite many potential benefits of metformin to target aging-related ailments— and despite a recommendation from the American Diabetes Association that it be tried before any other drug for newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetics — a recent study found that only about half of all such people get metformin as their first prescribed medication. Niteesh Choudhry, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

June 15, 2015

Marijuana use did not increase among teenagers in the states in which medical marijuana has become legal, researchers recently reported. Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

June 15, 2015

Srini Pillay, part-time assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, authored this article about burnout and promoting healthier ways to cope with workplace stress.

June 15, 2015

Cigarette smoking is responsible for at least 345,962 cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new study. Researchers from the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center combined data from the 2011 National Health Interview Survey, the Cancer Prevention Study II and five studies that are known as the Pooled Contemporary Cohort to estimate the number and proportion of deaths in the U.S attributable to cigarette smoking.

June 14, 2015

David M. Nathan, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about diabetes, how it’s caused and what symptoms to check for if you’ve developed it.

June 12, 2015

Early morning school start times, most commonly 7 to 7:30 a.m. is just one of the ways our country sabotages teens who aren't physically able to adjust. Steven Lockley, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted. Charles Czeisler, Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is mentioned.

June 12, 2015

Bacteria aren't renowned for their punctuality – but perhaps one day they will be. A working circadian clock has been inserted in E. coli that allows the microbes to keep to a 24-hour schedule.  Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is quoted.

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