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January 7, 2013

Harvard Health Publications, the publishing arm of Harvard Medical School, is planning a series of short, original e-books on work, parenting, yoga and how to be a surgeon.

January 7, 2013

Why we and other animals itch remains something of a mystery, but now researchers in the United States and several universities in China have found a key piece of the puzzle, identifying sensory neurons in mice that are dedicated to relaying itchy sensations from the top layers of skin to the spinal cord. Ethan A. Lerner, HMS associate professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

January 7, 2013

Legalization of marijuana takes health consumers into murky territory. Even though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, questions about its health effects remain. A. Eden Evins, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. Studies by Staci Gruber, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, are cited.

January 6, 2013

Alexander Leaf, the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Emeritus, and a versatile physician and research scientist who was an early advocate of diet and exercise to prevent heart disease, died on Dec. 24 in Boston. He was 92.

January 3, 2013

When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We know how much our personalities and tastes have changed over the years. But when we look ahead, somehow we expect ourselves to stay the same, according to a team of psychologists, describing research they conducted of people’s self-perceptions. Daniel T. Gilbert, professor of psychology at FAS and Jordi Quoidbach, postdoctoral fellow in psychology at FAS, were two of the authors.

January 3, 2013

The federal office in charge of a massive rollout of electronic health records has issued a plan aimed at making those systems safer by encouraging providers to report problems to patient safety organizations. John Halamka, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and HMS professor of medicine and Ashish Jha, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

January 2, 2013

A former research fellow at Harvard School of Dental Medicine falsified numbers in slides presented at a laboratory meeting and in research summaries submitted to conferences, according to a finding by the federal Office of Research Integrity.

January 2, 2013

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital are pioneering a surgical procedure in which a child’s blood vessels are stretched, providing new material to make repairs elsewhere in the body. The newly grown arteries can replace sections that are damaged or missing, resulting in fixes that may grow with the child and last a lifetime. Heung Bae Kim, HMS associate professor of surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the team.

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