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August 13, 2015

Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests. Leif Ellisen, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study's senior author. 

August 12, 2015

A gel that "sticks" to affected tissue and delivers medicine gradually over time could help treat some inflammatory bowel problems, researchers say. Jeffrey Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.  

August 12, 2015

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the second-oldest living former U.S. president, disclosed he has cancer and will undergo treatment. Charles Fuchs, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.  

August 12, 2015

In recent years, academic researchers and public health officials, increasingly have experimented with ways to turn social media platforms into early warning systems for foodborne spotting foodborne illness outbreaks. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have been mining Twitter data for evidence of outbreaks. 

August 12, 2015

In communities across the nation, the collateral damage of the heroin epidemic is rippling through the health-care system. Leslie Kerzner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 10, 2015

What if all the information on the internet could be stored in a drop of liquid the size of a quarter? George Church, professor of genetics, is quoted. 

August 10, 2015

People with compulsive urges to pull hair, pick skin and bite nails struggle to stop. But there are treatments to help. Nancy Keuthen, associate professor of psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

August 10, 2015

Some babies born just a week or two premature may later be developmentally unprepared for kindergarten, and screening these children at age two may not accurately predict whether they will be among the ones most at risk for falling behind in school, a new study suggests. Melissa Woythaler, instructor in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study's lead author.  

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