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August 22, 2013

Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests. Simon Helfgott, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 22, 2013

A new study has found that patients in psychiatric hospitals who take part in smoking cessation programs during their stay are more likely to be smoke-free after 18 months, compared to patients who don't participate in the programs. Nancy Rigotti, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 22, 2013

It's long been known that people with naturally red hair also have a higher risk of the skin cancer melanoma, and now scientists might have uncovered why. Wenyi Wei, HMS associate professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the lead researchers.

August 21, 2013

Dapper and gentle, Jordan S. Ruboy cared for generations of children at his private pediatrics practice in Concord and at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was on staff for 50 years. Ruboy, who was also an HMS clinical instructor in pediatrics, died in July at the age of 85.

August 21, 2013

When bombs went off at the Boston Marathon on April 15, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka found himself dealing with the kind of the emergency few drills could ever prepare you for. Halamka is chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an HMS professor of medicine.

August 21, 2013

Bacteria can directly trigger the nerves that sense pain, suggesting that the body’s own immune reaction is not always to blame for the extra tenderness of an infected wound. Isaac Chiu, HMS research fellow in neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a co-author of the study.

August 21, 2013

Not all small animals lead short lives, and now we know which genes may be behind a remarkable example. Vadim Gladyshev, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

August 20, 2013

A recent study found that consuming fiber long-term was associated with a lower risk of developing Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.



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