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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 14, 2015

Last week, the House passed a bill in a 344-77 vote, an overwhelming consensus at a time when relations in Congress are mostly fractured. The bipartisan effort, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, infuses medical research with $8.75 billion over five years and purports to overhaul drug development and innovation to get lifesaving cures to people who need them faster. Jerry Avorn, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted

July 13, 2015

A recent recommendation from doctors in the United Kingdom raised eyebrows in the United States: The British National Health Service says healthy women with straightforward pregnancies are better off staying out of the hospital to deliver their babies. Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

July 13, 2015

Ongoing coverage of the New England Primate Research Center. 

July 13, 2015

Darryl Talley, former team captain for many years with the Buffalo Bills, opened a discussion about his struggle with depression and other illnesses that are affecting his quality of life and the lives of many former NFL players. He is an unexpected face that could now be associated with what¹s becoming an epidemic for retired players of his age and beyond. Ross Zafonte, Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation, is mentioned.  

July 13, 2015

A binge-eating fish in Mexico shares a genetic mutation found in people with insatiable appetites that leads to obesity, researchers have found. Clifford Tabin, head of the Department of Genetics and George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Geneticsis, is lead author of the study. Nicolas Rohner, research fellow in genetics, and Ariel Aspiras, research assistant in genetics, are study coauthors.

July 12, 2015

A little more than two years after the announcement of a landmark partnership between the NFL and Harvard Medical School for a long-term study on the aftereffects of football on retired players, it is progressing better than many involved expected. Bill Meehan, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted. Martha Murray, associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston Children's Hospital; Aaron Baggish, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Gary Strangman, associate professor of psychology at Mass General; and Kun Ping Lu, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are leading pilot studies.

July 12, 2015

Coloring books for adults have been around for decades. Fuelled to some degree by social media and by marketing that associates them with such therapeutic ends as anxiety- and stress-reduction has created a massive new industry category. Susan Linn, instructor in psychiatry at Children's Hospital Boston, is quoted. 

July 11, 2015

The same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for many Americans are now shaking up basic medical care. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.



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