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October 3, 2013

Jason H. Wasfy, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about medical testing.

October 3, 2013

A new flu season may be brewing in the U.S., just as the federal experts who usually monitor the severity and scope of influenza have been idled by a government shutdown. John Brownstein, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

October 2, 2013

The tears of two- to three-week-old mice contain a pheromone that deters adult males from sexual contact, according to a new study. Stephen Liberles, HMS associate professor of cell biology, led the research.

October 2, 2013

Exercise is as effective as drugs at preventing diabetes and repeat heart attacks, and it is potentially better than medication for averting additional strokes, according to a new analysis. Huseyin Naci, visiting fellow in population medicine at HMS, is one of the study authors.

October 2, 2013

They were mystery diseases that had stumped doctors for years — adults with strange symptoms and children with neurological problems, mental slowness or muscles too weak to let them stand. Now scientists say they were able to crack a quarter of these cases by decoding the patients’ genes. Robert C. Green, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

October 2, 2013

Orfeu Marcello Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been answering reader questions about sleep deficiency. This is part 2 of the Ask an Expert section.

October 1, 2013

It has been nearly a year since voters in Massachusetts passed a ballot measure allowing medical use of marijuana. Kevin Hill, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, was a guest on “The Morning Show” to share his insight on the progress of the legislation.

October 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration, in an attempt to ensure the safety of popular medicines, is partnering with one of the most prominent medical insurers in Massachusetts. It has awarded a contract for up to $150 million to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute ‹ a collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School ‹ to spearhead a program that sifts through billions of prescriptions and other electronic health care data to investigate issues with FDA-approved drugs. Richard Platt, head of the Department of Population Medicine and professor of population medicine, is quoted.Read the full article 

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