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August 26, 2013

Researchers and fitness trainers say whether you exercise in the morning, afternoon or evening, small changes in your routine can keep you from suffering midday blahs. Charles Czeisler, the Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 26, 2013

A study published yesterday takes the first major steps toward predicting who will get Parkinson's disease and what the course of their progression will be. Ole Isacson, HMS professor of neurology at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

August 26, 2013

Children and teens may hear about the dangers of smoking from parents, teachers and friends, but they may be less likely to take up the deadly habit if they hear the message from at least one more important person: their doctor. Jonathan Winickoff, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, is quoted.

August 26, 2013

Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 times more likely to exhibit some traits of autism than children without ADHD, according to a new study. Joseph Biederman, HMS professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a co-author of the study.

August 26, 2013

Happiness as preventive medicine likely depends on how you define it. If you think of happiness as fleeting and resulting from factors outside of yourself, like a new job or a Hawaiian vacation, well then it's probably not so beneficial. But if you see it as inherently within you -- something you give, rather than get -- then it's a different story. A study led by George Vaillant, HMS professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

August 26, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this op-ed about physician politicians.

August 25, 2013

Once considered an adult injury, ACL tears are occurring more often in the legs of elementary and middle school-age children, orthopedic specialists report. The increase, which stems in part from better diagnostic tools and a dramatic increase in children playing competitive, organized sports, has created a vexing problem: What's the best way to fix it? Mininder Kocher, HMS professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 24, 2013

Organizers of the Archon Genomics X-Prize called off their $10-million competition Thursday, just two weeks before teams were set to begin work on 100 high-quality human genome sequences, in 30 days, at a cost of less than $10,000 per genome. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is quoted.



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