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January 23, 2014

People who give blood or other tissues for research should be able to track their use through the scientific process to see the data their activities or samples generate, Harvard University scientists said. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, and Jeantine Lunshof, visiting fellow in genetics, were coauthors of a new policy paper.

January 23, 2014

Aggressive care for head injury can keep some patients alive and maximize the odds of recovery by preventing further damage. Even so, treatment often remains elusive -- an invasive, hit-or-miss process that requires months or years of rehabilitation with uncertain results. Brian Walcott, clinical fellow in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

January 22, 2014

As New Year’s resolution enthusiasm wears off, are your healthy eating goals and strategies effectively sticking around? Boston-based clinical psychologist Monica O’Neal will answer readers’ questions on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. She’ll talk about effective goal-setting and understanding emotional relationships with food. O’Neal is a clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance.

January 22, 2014

In recent years, modern medicine has made huge strides in helping chronically ill children live longer. That’s good news for many kids and their families. But when it comes to managing pain, emotional distress and discomfort, the news is less good. Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Joanne Wolfe, associate professor of pediatrics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, were recently guests on Radio Boston to discuss this issue.

January 21, 2014

Patients might assume that all approved drugs are created equal. Yet new research finds that there can be big differences in the amount of testing that drugs and medical devices go through before being approved or given to patients. Aaron Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the author of one of the studies.

January 21, 2014

Arnold Relman, professor of medicine, emeritus, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, describes his hospitalization at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

January 21, 2014

Back pain treatment can be costly, and it frequently includes the overuse of treatments unsupported by clinical guidelines, according to a new study. Bruce E. Landon, professor of health care policy, and John Mafi, instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are authors of the study.

January 20, 2014

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this opinion piece about examining the difference between signs and symptoms.

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