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January 9, 2013

Researchers from HMS and from the military teamed up to analyze 31 supplements (all in capsule form) that are popular on military bases to find out how much caffeine is actually in these energy supplements. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the Harvard team's lead researcher.

January 9, 2013

Donald M. Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, who ran the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said yesterday that he is strongly considering a run for governor in 2014.

January 9, 2013

Boston Children’s Hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric research medical center, said yesterday that it has struck a partnership with a California diagnostics equipment maker to form a company to develop tests for pediatric diseases and interpret results. David Margulies, HMS research associate in biomedical informatics at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Countway, is quoted.

January 9, 2013

In the wake of the murder of more than two dozen children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, in December, the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Reuters sponsored a forum at the school on “Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis.” Felton Earls, HMS professor of child psychiatry, was a panelist.

January 9, 2013

Additional coverage of the discovery that a drug developed for Alzheimer's disease can partially reverse hearing loss caused by exposure to extremely loud sounds. Albert Edge, HMS associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, led the research.

January 8, 2013

Physicians on average spend over 10 percent of their careers fighting medical malpractice claims, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation. Anupam Jena, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, is a corresponding study author.

January 8, 2013

Most adolescents who plan or attempt suicide have already received at least some mental health treatment, raising questions about the effectiveness of current approaches to helping troubled youths, according to the largest in-depth analysis to date of suicidal behaviors in American teenagers. Matt Nock, professor of psychology at FAS, is the lead author. Ronald C. Kessler, the McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, is a co-author of the study.

January 8, 2013

Doctors often cave in to patients' requests for brand-name prescription drugs even when generic versions are available, a new study suggests - a tendency that adds billions in costs for patients and the health system. Eric Campbell, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the report’s lead author.

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