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October 8, 2014

Scientists examining over-the-counter diet supplements are concerned about the inclusion of a new synthetic stimulant. Researchers testing several products found that the amount of the new stimulant varies widely, the dosage is not disclosed on labels and there is no evidence that the chemical is safe in humans. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the research.Read the full article

October 8, 2014

Few women are on the list of doctors paid the most money by drug and medical device companies last year, according to a ProPublica analysis of new data released by the federal government. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, is quoted. Read the full article

October 8, 2014

While we spend the most money trying to stave off death, we waste precious time we could have used to make life as good as it can be in our final years. Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Their Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

October 8, 2014

McLean Hospital has received a $500,000 gift that funds their new Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program. The new initiative, the first of its kind, will begin to answer questions about whether medical marijuana affects cognitive function, positively or negatively—and why—by gathering empirical data about change over time within patients. Staci Gruber, assistant professor of psychology at McLean Hospital, is leading the research.Read the full article

October 7, 2014

The Harvard Innovation Lab will kick off the Health and Life Sciences Challenge that will award innovative solutions in the fields of healthcare and the life sciences next Tuesday. Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, is co-chair of the Challenge committee. 

October 6, 2014

A 2003 rule restricting the number of hours doctors-in-training can work each week didn’t affect the quality of care they provided once they were practicing independently, suggests a new study. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy, led the research.Read the full article

October 6, 2014

Researchers with financial ties to flu drug companies more often reported positive findings in their studies of the treatments, a new analysis found. Florence Bourgeois, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a senior study author. Read the full article

October 6, 2014

Cancer treatments that genetically modify patients’ blood cells to target the disease have shown amazing results in clinical trials. Now drug companies and biotech’s must overcome big hurdles to get them into hospitals, including their potential cost. Daniel DeAngelo, associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.Read the full article


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