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May 18, 2015

If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders. Braden Kuo, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research; Manoj Bhasin, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, co-authored the study; and Towia Libermann, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a senior researcher for the study.

May 17, 2015

Doctors warn that a steady onslaught of loud noise, particularly through ear buds, is damaging the hearing of a generation wired for sound — although they may not realize it for years. Sharon Kujawa, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is quoted.

May 16, 2015

Thomas Stossel, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, wrote this opinion piece about the Massachusetts Gift Ban Law that prohibits medical product companies from providing “gifts” to health care practitioners and requires that companies report all other payments to them to the Department of Health for public dissemination.

May 15, 2015

The new "mini" size of Starbucks' Frappuccino iced drink is a good idea, but people should still be aware that the sugar-filled beverages are essentially desserts and thus shouldn't be consumed too frequently, experts say. Jason Block, assistant professor of population medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, is quoted.

May 15, 2015

Helen Farrell, instructor in psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, about civil commitment and inpatient psychiatry as an experience can be pivotal to the ongoing work that occurs outside of the hospital.

May 14, 2015

Pregnancies are more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths than among their heterosexual counterparts, suggests a new study of New York City high school students. Brittany Charlton, research fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

May 12, 2015

Biologists have created chicken embryos with dinosaur-like faces by tinkering with the molecules that build the birds' beaks. Clifford Tabin, George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics and head of the HMS Department of Genetics, is quoted.

May 12, 2015

The NFL's chief medical adviser believes the league's player health initiatives will lead to safer conditions for all sports. Elizabeth Nabel, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and president of Brigham and Women¹s Hospital, is quoted.



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