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December 11, 2013

A Boston-based advocacy group is calling on Fisher-Price to stop selling a baby bouncy seat with an attachment that can hold an iPad, calling it the “ultimate electronic babysitter” that undermines interaction with caregivers. Susan Linn, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

December 11, 2013

If you are mentally troubled, don’t count on professional medical help to nurse you back to health. It is getting increasingly hard to get treated, even if you have insurance. J. Wesley Boyd, HMS assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

December 11, 2013

During a visit to Russia, Jeffrey Gelfand, HMS clinical professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, found doctors using a powerful, potentially explosive laser designed for military applications to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. Researchers at Mass. General’s Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center then began doing basic animal studies to verify and probe the science. Satoshi Kashiwagi, HMS instructor in medicine and Mark Poznansky, HMS associate professor of medicine, both of MGH, led a team that spent nearly a year trying out different lasers to determine a safe dosage in mice.

December 11, 2013

Monica O’Neal, HMS clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, says the end of the year is a common time for feelings that could signal depression. O’Neal will be chatting live with Boston.com readers today to discuss an important and often neglected side of wellness: depression.

December 10, 2013

A new company called Gecko Biomedical cofounded by the prolific MIT scientist and entrepreneur Robert Langer has raised $11 million to advance work on a new kind of surgical adhesive technology. Langer is also an HMS senior lecturer on surgery. Jeff Karp, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a cofounder of Gecko Biomedical.

December 10, 2013

On a typical workday morning, most people may hit the snooze button for a few minutes before getting up. It may seem like you’re giving yourself a few extra minutes to collect your thoughts. But what you’re actually doing is making the wake-up process more difficult and drawn out. Research by Charles Czeisler, the Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

December 9, 2013

Contact lenses that deliver glaucoma medication over long periods are getting closer to reality, say researchers working with laboratory animals. Joseph Ciolino, HMS assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is the lead author of a new study. Daniel Kohane, HMS professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, was also one of the researchers on the team.

December 9, 2013

New sleep apps promise to decipher the hidden meanings of your nighttime experiences. But how reliable are they? Deirdre Barrett, HMS assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

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