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June 12, 2013

Soccer players who hit the ball with their head a lot don’t score as well on a memory test as players who head the ball less often, a new study finds. Inga Koerte, HMS visiting research fellow in psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

June 12, 2013

A diagnosis of depression is usually followed by months of uncertainty and experimentation. Should I try talk therapy first? Are medications the answer? If so which ones, and how long will I have to wait to know if they’re working? But a new government-funded study suggests there may soon be a way to decide by looking at brain scans. Diego Pizzagalli, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

June 12, 2013

Men with restless legs syndrome (RLS) were more likely to die during an eight-year study than those without the condition, even after their age and other health problems were taken into account, researchers found. Xiang Gao, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

June 11, 2013

Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this opinion piece about what overwhelms physicians.

June 10, 2013

An interview with Rafael Campo, HMS associate professor of medicine, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a member of the faculty of the Masters in Fine Arts program at Lesley University. Campo recently won the international Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

June 10, 2013

Children and young adults take longer to recover from a concussion if they've suffered a previous hit to the head within a year or repeated blows at any time, according to a new study. Matthew Eisenberg, a study author and HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital is quoted.

June 10, 2013

Here at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a black mouse lies on a miniature exam table, his tail dangling off the end. A plastic tube carries anesthetic to his nose and mouth. He is asleep. The research of Pier Paolo Pandolfi, HMS professor of medicine at BIDMC, is described.

June 9, 2013

A study from Harvard Medical School researchers shows that the risk of having a heart attack is significantly higher following an outburst of anger — the more intense the outburst, the higher the risk.

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