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April 1, 2013

Scientists have turned up ample evidence that consumption of seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids may help protect against cardiovascular disease. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author. Kenneth J. Mukamal, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also quoted.

April 1, 2013

Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer. David Langenau, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the authors of the article. Research by Len Zon, the Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and A. Thomas Look, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is also cited.

April 1, 2013

The New York Times recently reviewed “When Doctors Don’t Listen,” a new book by Leana Wen, HMS clinical fellow in medicine and Joshua Kosowsky, HMS assistant professor of medicine, both emergency physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

April 1, 2013

Most people who stop taking cholesterol-lowering statins - because of side effects or for another reason - are able to restart the same drug or a similar one without lasting problems, a new study suggests. Alexander Turchin, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the senior author of the study.

April 1, 2013

A new report, prepared by experts from three leading universities, projects that a small, steady reduction of sodium in the American diet could save up to half a million lives over the next decade. HMS is mentioned as one of the research groups.

April 1, 2013

Novartis’s defeat in its India patent battle Monday raises a number of questions, not the least of which is whether the Swiss drug maker — and other drug giants — now could see other countries rise up and challenge its patents. Aaron Kesselheim, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, recently authored an article on the extension of drug patents.

March 31, 2013

Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

March 31, 2013

With the proliferation in personal blogs and consumer websites such as Yelp and Angie’s List, there has been an increase in claims brought by doctors against former patients, and sometimes their relatives, over negative ratings and reviews they have posted on the Internet, lawyers say.

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