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September 2, 2013

The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers did find a surprising rise in hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the medication compared to those who did not. Deepak Bhatt, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the co-principal investigator. Eugene Braunwald, the Hersey Distinguished Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic at HMS, is the study chairman.

September 1, 2013

The war on multi-drug- resistant bacteria is largely being waged in the halls of small drug companies, who are finding their niche developing new antibiotics as big pharmaceutical companies cut research to boost profits. Aaron Kesselheim, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 29, 2013

If you want to reduce your chances of becoming a diabetic, you’re better off munching apples or blueberries instead of sipping fruit juice, researchers found. Qi Sun, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author of the study.

August 29, 2013

Days before the start of the football season, the NFL announced Thursday that it has reached a tentative $765 million settlement with former players over brain disorders they suffered, an agreement that Boston brain researchers hailed as a positive outcome that could improve medical care and research in this field. The Harvard-NFLPA research partnership is mentioned. Peter Warinner, HMS clinical instructor in neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 29, 2013

Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2013

Without a doubt, breast cancer is the disease women fear most and—with its potential to kill—for good reason. But oncologists who treat breast cancer find that even the tiniest, most curable growths provoke extreme anxiety in women simply because they’re called “cancer.” Ann Partridge, HMS associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

August 28, 2013

The initial human genome project cost billions of dollars, but today private DNA sequencing companies like Illumina can sequence someone's entire genome for around $5,000. The data reveals mutations for conditions and diseases for which there are known genetic markers. Robert Green, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2013

Monica O’Neal, HMS clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, authored this piece about overcoming health disparities.

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