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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 2, 2012

Dr. Edmund B. “Ned” Cabot, a retired surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and scion of a Boston Brahmin family, drowned Saturday off the coast of Newfoundland when a rogue wave swept him from his yacht, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Sunday.

August 30, 2012

Years after a large study on hormone replacement therapy revealed health risks among older women using it to prevent chronic disease, the number of women who take hormones continues to decline, according to a new study. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a leader of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).

August 30, 2012

A team in Burlington, MA, is developing what it hopes will be the first in a new class of treatments for autoimmune conditions and it involves swallowing the eggs of a pig parasite. Dennis Kasper, the William Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 29, 2012

A teenager from Pennsylvania with a rare congenital heart disease spent last week at HMS through the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill her dream of learning what it’s like to become a doctor. Robert Kitts, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 29, 2012

According to a new study, when given additional information, prostate cancer patients are less likely to remain undecided about which treatment they want and are less likely to want their prostates removed. Michael J. Barry, HMS clinical professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 29, 2012

Michael Rich, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, was recently a guest on Boston Public Radio to discuss how media affects children and explains that violent media - videogames, television and movies could be the next public health threat. 

August 29, 2012

A federal investigation concluded that a former postdoctoral researcher copied images from unrelated experiments and presented identical plots of data as different experimental results in two scientific papers, which were retracted over the last two years.

August 29, 2012

A new monkey study suggests that genetics and healthy diets might matter more for longevity than consuming a very low-calorie diet. David Sinclair, HMS professor of genetics, is quoted.

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