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December 5, 2012

Researchers report that among those participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, men and women found different aspects of the program particularly beneficial in terms of maintaining sobriety. John F. Kelly, HMS associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Bettina B. Hoeppner, HMS assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

December 5, 2012

They may feel like they are going to be the death of you, but having kids may not take years off your life. In fact, a study published Thursday shows that people who tried but failed to have children are two to four times more likely to die young than parents. Alice Domar, HMS assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

December 5, 2012

The widely prescribed drug tamoxifen already plays a major role in reducing the risk of death from breast cancer. But a new study suggests that women should be taking the drug for twice as long as is now customary, a finding that could upend the standard that has been in place for about 15 years. Paul E. Goss, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Eric P. Winer, HMS professor of medicine; and Judy E. Garber, HMS professor of medicine, both of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

December 4, 2012

With personalized medicine becoming a key focus for medical research and diagnosing conditions, Partners HealthCare System, the region’s largest hospital and physicians network, is positioning itself to become a national leader in the emerging field. Research in the lab of Heidi L. Rehm, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is featured. Anne Klibanski, the Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine and associate dean for clinical and translational research at Harvard Catalyst, is also quoted.

December 3, 2012

In a new book, Super Brain, authors Deepak Chopra and Rudolf Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, explore broad discoveries that make it possible to improve your brain.

December 3, 2012

An independent analysis has faulted a freezer’s digital controls for the loss of 147 brain samples that defrosted earlier this year at the Harvard-affiliated Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital.

 

December 3, 2012

A new digital 3-D mammogram -- called breast tomosynthesis -- has shown the most promise in dramatically reducing the number of women called back for suspicious-looking findings that turn out to be benign and detecting tumors not revealed on the traditional 2-D X-ray. Elizabeth Rafferty, HMS instructor in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study leader.

November 30, 2012

Doctors should routinely ask adult patients whether they feel stressed, says the lead author of a recent report on stress management in primary care. Aditi Nerurkar, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the lead author, and Russell S. Phillips, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, is a co-author of the study.

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