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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 7, 2014

Many people are taking sleeping pills on purpose and often in risky ways — using them in old age and combining them with other sedating drugs — the latest research shows. Suzanne Bertisch, instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the lead authors of a recent study.

March 7, 2014

Researchers at a major retroviral conference in Boston announced what could be some major breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of the disease. Ingrid Katz, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was a guest on WBUR to discuss the breakthroughs.

March 7, 2014

Continuing coverage of the Harvard Medical Student Review, a new, online student-run andpeer-reviewed medical journal, under the leadership of HMS, HSDM, and students and staff from HSPH. The founders of the journal include HMS students Noor M. R. Beckwith, Omar Abudayyeh, and Jay Kumar and HMS teaching assistant Adam Frange.

March 6, 2014

A new study conducted by researchers from Sweden and the Harvard School of Public Health found that men under age 65 who had their prostate gland surgically removed were less likely to die from their cancer than those who were not treated unless their cancer progressed — a strategy called watchful waiting. Jennifer Rider, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a coauthor of the study. Philip Kantoff, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is also quoted.

March 6, 2014

A 17-month-old’s parents’ search to help their son hear led them to a new clinical trial Daniel Lee is leading to test Auditory Brainstem Implants in children. Lee is an associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

March 6, 2014

Glaring gaps persist in medical researchers’ efforts to understand gender differences in common diseases, two decades after the passage of pivotal legislation mandating that more women be included in government-funded clinical trials, according to a new report. Paula Johnson, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an HMS professor of medicine, and Jagmeet Singh, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are also quoted.

March 5, 2014

U.S. health insurers are seeking help from state health officials to foot the bill for a new generation of hepatitis C treatments that could cost the nation $200 billion or more in the next five years. Camilla Graham, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

March 5, 2014

Scientists from Harvard and Tufts create silk screws and plates for use in healing bone fractures. Unlike their steel counterparts, these could dissolve in the body and even be used to deliver antibiotics. Samuel Lin, associate professor of surgery, and Ahmed Mohamed Said Ibrahim, research fellow in surgery, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, were authors on the study.

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