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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.

March 5, 2014

An experimental specially designed contact lens releases a glaucoma medicine at a steady rate for up to a month and corrects vision, U.S. researchers say. Joseph Ciolino, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Daniel Kohane, professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, developed the new contact lens.

March 5, 2014

There’s another dispute about medical marijuana that many may have already thought was settled: Has marijuana's medical effectiveness been proven? Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, was a guest on NECN to discuss the issue.

March 5, 2014

People suffering from insomnia are increasingly turning to sleep-tracking apps to help them get through the night. Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine, is quoted.

March 5, 2014

A report released yesterday followed more than 12,500 men for six years to determine the long-term effects of restless leg syndrome on the quality of the subjects’ lives, specifically to examine the effects of daytime sleepiness (as a result of RLS) and its impact on physical function. Xiang Gao, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead researcher.

March 4, 2014

Some of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies have dramatically reduced payments to health professionals for promotional speeches amid heightened public scrutiny of such spending, a ProPublica analysis shows. Aaron Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

March 4, 2014

Patients with terminal cancer who fight to the very end, taking debilitating chemotherapy treatments in the last months of life, often end up dying in intensive care, a new study shows. Alexi Wright, assistant professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the study.

March 4, 2014

Getting really angry might be more dangerous than you think. A new study found people who experienced severe anger outbursts were more at risk for cardiovascular events in the two hours following the outbursts compared to those who remained calm. Murray A. Mittleman, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author of the study.

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