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August 11, 2014

Newer medications that got the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration had more than a one in four likelihood of receiving a black box warning or being withdrawn from the market within 25 years of their approval, according to new research. Cassie Frank, instructor in medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, was the lead author of the study.

August 11, 2014

If you are confused about which health networks your practice is listed in among those on your state's health insurance exchange, you might be pleased to know that state insurance regulators are revising a model rule addressing the need for "adequate" networks of providers. Michael Chernew, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy at HMS, is quoted.

August 11, 2014

Not all foods have to go out the window once you've been diagnosed with diabetes, but doctors do suggest altering your diet. Linda Delahanty, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 11, 2014

The antibody treatment given to two American missionaries infected with the Ebola virus may seem like a modern day miracle cure, but researchers created similar, if cruder, antibody therapies as far back as the 1880s to treat diphtheria and pneumonia, according to a new paper written by Scott Podolsky, associate professor of global health and social medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at HMS. 

August 9, 2014

The author writes about the link between medicine and music. According to the work of Harvard Medical School professor Allen Steere, over 70 percent of doctors have received musical training. Physician musicians Leonard Zon, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Boston Children's Hospital; Lisa Wong, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Terry Buchmiller, assistant professor of surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, are highlighted.

August 8, 2014

For decades an ordinary picnic cooler has been the best way to transport donated organs. One entrepreneur thinks we can do much better — and save more lives. Francis Delmonico, clinical professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 7, 2014

Analysis of gut bacteria in stool samples improved detection of colon cancer or precancerous polyps by fives times compared with a standard fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and risk factors, investigators reported. Andrew T. Chan, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 7, 2014

According to new research, three-quarters of astronauts in a 10-year study reported using sleeping pills such as zolpidem and zaleplon during nights in space, a worrisome finding because the medications can jeopardize the ability to quickly wake up and respond to emergencies, the researchers said. Laura K. Barger, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author.

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