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August 6, 2013

A new report shows antioxidants do not boost fertility as previously thought. It’s not the first study to take the shine off the popular agents, which many people take in supplement form. A study by Elizabeth Devore, HMS instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

August 6, 2013

About half of fibromyalgia patients have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN), a small new study finds. Anne Louise Oaklander, HMS associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a corresponding author of the study.

August 6, 2013

Some plant-based remedies may stand in for conventional ones, but most lack scientific support as treatments for psychological problems. A past study by Ronald C. Kessler, McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy at HMS, is cited.

August 5, 2013

The debate over appropriate treatment for dual carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, is part of an even bigger debate about what many specialists call the “overdiagnosis” of cancer, especially cancers of the breast, prostate and thyroid. Kevin Hughes, HMS associate professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 5, 2013

Children born to parents with a history of cigarette smoking are more likely to light up than kids of people who never smoked, according to a new study. Jonathan Winickoff, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 3, 2013

Similar to the way geneticists have invented tests to predict cancer risk, a group of addiction scientists and industry consultants say they can use casino customer-tracking information to create computerized models that can spot and warn people with high risk profiles. Sarah Nelson, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

August 2, 2013

Prenatal disruptions such as maternal smoking or diet or chemical exposure may affect genes increasing the risk of disease later, U.S. researchers say. Karin Michels, HMS associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

August 2, 2013

The federal government on Friday set a standard for gluten-free claims on food labels, a step that health officials said would help the three million Americans with celiac disease and bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free products. Alessio Fasano, HMS visiting professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.



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