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November 18, 2014

Alcoholism damages white matter throughout the brain and this damage can be detected with brain scans, researchers report. Catherine Brawn Fortier, assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston VA Medical Center, is a study co-author.

November 18, 2014

A Harvard neuroscience professor has found that children of the indigenous population of the central Andes have been exposed to dangerously high levels of lead and mercury through the breast milk of their mothers. S. Allen Counter, Jr., clinical professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

November 18, 2014

A Department of Education investigation into Harvard’s response to a sexual harassment case at the Medical School led the school to change how it handled such allegations in 2008, according to federal documents recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

November 17, 2014

Taking a daily aspirin won’t prevent heart deaths in those without established heart disease, but taking the combination cholesterol-lowering drug ezetimibe plus simvastatin (Vytorin) could prevent heart attacks and strokes in high-risk heart patients who recently had a heart attack or life-threatening chest pain, according to new research. Christopher Cannon, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

November 17, 2014

Natalie Stavas, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about what it means for all women to thrive.

November 17, 2014

Lower truly may be better when it comes to cholesterol, according to a new study that finds that adding another drug to a statin to bring down levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol modestly helps recent heart attack victims. Christopher Cannon, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the research.

November 16, 2014

The older we get, the harder it seems to be to get a good night’s sleep. But that doesn’t mean people are sentenced to counting sheep for the remainder of their lives. John Winkelman, associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 16, 2014

Dennis Rosen, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, authored this article offering strategies to prevent the risk of miscommunication and get the most out of appointments with doctors.

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