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January 15, 2015

Researchers looked at more than 9,000 clinic visits for headaches over 10 years and found that the number of patients referred for a CAT scan or MRI, or referred to a specialist, like a neurologist, essentially doubled over the decade, and that counseling about lifestyle changes that could help prevent or treat headaches, fell considerably. John Mafi, research fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the study.

January 15, 2015

Steven Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this blog post about nostalgia as a powerfully positive psychological force.

January 15, 2015

Marvin Wang, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this opinion piece about the benefits of later school start times.

January 15, 2015

Widespread uncontrolled inflammation, multiple organ failure, and death were the results of lymphocytic cytomegalovirus (LCMV) infection in mice that had been immunized with a vaccine that solely elicited a T helper cell response, according to research. The results suggest vaccines that activate multiple arms of the immune system are likely to be safest and most effective. Dan Barouch, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the research. Bruce Walker, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

January 15, 2015

Gay and bisexual men are at increased risk of acquiring the virus that leads to AIDS if they have mental health problems, according to a new study. Matthew Mimiaga, associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

January 14, 2015

Harvard has newly invested tens of millions of dollars in oil and gas companies, rebuffing campaigners’ demands to sever the wealthy university’s ties to the companies that cause climate change. Jim Recht, assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

January 14, 2015

Some of the differences in breast cancer outcomes between white and black women in the U.S. can be attributed to biology, suggests a new study. Nancy Keating, associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.

January 14, 2015

Midazolam’s ongoing use has alarmed experts because it is relatively untested in execution settings. David Waisel, associate professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

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