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August 3, 2012

A breast cancer awareness campaign by the research advocacy group Susan G. Komen for the Cure overstated the benefit that mammograms have on survival rates of women with breast cancer, researchers say in a new editorial. Daniel Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 2, 2012

A report Thursday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a puzzle solved by specialists at Children’s Hospital and highlights the number of cultures, including Asian, African, and Middle Eastern, that use products that may contain lead. Alan Woolf, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 2, 2012

Over the last few years, there has been a greater focus on reducing noise in hospital rooms. A study by Orfeu Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is referenced.

August 1, 2012

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced several appointments to senior positions yesterday, including chief medical officer, chief quality officer and chief operating officer.

August 1, 2012

Recent research has demonstrated that when doctors and nurses inform patients about a laundry list of symptoms that a drug can cause -- such as headaches, anxiety, dizziness, and nausea -- they may unintentionally trigger these symptoms via the power of suggestion, according to a new review paper. Previous research by Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is mentioned.

July 31, 2012

The Massachusetts legislature passed a first-in-the-nation bill on Tuesday that seeks to limit the growth of health care costs in the state. Nancy Turnbull, associate dean for educational programs at HSPH, is quoted.

July 31, 2012

Population biologists are turning more and more to arXiv, already popular among physicists, to gain wider readership and rapid reviews of results. A recent paper by David Reich, HMS professor of genetics and Joseph Pickrell, HMS research fellow in genetics, is mentioned as being published to arXiv.

July 31, 2012

Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, wrote about the upcoming November ballot question on whether physicians may provide a dying patient with medication to bring about an earlier, more peaceful death if the patient chooses.

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