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November 19, 2012

It is not just girls these days who are consumed by an unattainable body image. In a new study, more than 40 percent of boys in middle school and high school said they regularly exercised with the goal of increasing muscle mass. Thirty-eight percent said they used protein supplements, and nearly 6 percent said they had experimented with steroids. Harrison Pope, HMS professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

November 19, 2012

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say they have found the gene that can predict what time of day a person is most likely to die.

November 16, 2012

Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why do humans need so much sleep? Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a guest on the show.

November 15, 2012

Hospitals and the government are devising plans to ensure an uninterrupted supply of critical medications after the disclosure of numerous problems with sterility procedures at Ameridose LLC, a major drug supplier that suspended operations after the national meningitis outbreak.

November 15, 2012

Farish A. Jenkins, professor of anatomy in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at FAS, died Sunday in Boston at age 72.

November 15, 2012

People who have recurring symptoms of Lyme disease after taking a full course of antibiotics most likely have a new infection, according to research that undercuts the theory that the illness can relapse. Allen Steere, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, wrote in an editorial that accompanied the study.

November 14, 2012

A device that would allow paralyzed people to use their thoughts to move robotic limbs fluidly and realistically is now one step closer to reality. Ziv Williams, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the team.

November 14, 2012

The threat of deep spending cuts to begin in January if Congress does not act has prompted 16 Massachusetts university presidents and hospital executives to fire off letters today to the Bay State delegation, pleading with them to adopt deficit reduction strategies that preserve federal funding for scientific research. Harvard and several affiliated hospitals are represented in the letter.

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