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July 15, 2014

The link between emotions and productivity has become something of a popular concept in business. More companies are adopting the idea that managers need to be in tune to the emotions of their employees. Kimberlyn Leary, associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. More than a third of the participants in a new survey said they change their diets during stressful times. David Ludwig, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Though the virtual reality industry could radically transform entertainment, gaming and other forms of computing, it has an Achilles’ heel: Many people become queasy after pulling viewing devices over their eyes and slipping into an immersive world that blurs the line between physical reality and computer-generated imagery. Joseph F. Rizzo III, the David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Doctors hope students returning to school this fall have one crucial item checked off their back-to-school lists: receiving a pertussis booster shot. Lawrence Madoff, lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Jeffrey Gelfand, clinical professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

July 14, 2014

Fitness tracking monitors promise to lead to all sorts of results: You’ll melt off fat just by monitoring your steps; eat better by tracking your food intake; get better sleep. But the fitness devices can cost as much as hundreds of dollars, and often aren’t as helpful as users hope they will be. Consumers should consider carefully whether a fitness monitor is worth the purchase, researchers advise in a Harvard Health Publications report. Anne Thorndike, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Generic medications that are identical on the inside can look different on the outside, depending on the manufacturer. But those differences in shape and color could be causing confusion among patients, leading some to stop taking much-needed medications, according to a new study. Aaron Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a senior investigator on the study.

July 14, 2014

A nasty fight that pits big-name scientists at Harvard University and the University of Oxford against each other on the effectiveness of a multibillion-dollar class of drugs may be headed toward a settlement by month's end.

July 13, 2014

In a few weeks, clinical psychologist Robert Franks will take over leadership of the Judge Baker Children's Center, a century-old Harvard affiliated center that addresses children’s mental health. There’s a lot more that can be done to support children’s mental health, said Franks, currently an assistant clinical professor at the schools of medicine at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut.


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