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April 7, 2015

Popular weight-loss and workout supplements on sale in hundreds of vitamin shops across the nation contain a chemical nearly identical to amphetamine, the powerful stimulant, and pose dangers to the health of those who take them, according to a new study. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the lead author of the study.

April 7, 2015

A handful of weight-loss and sports supplements contain a never-before-tested ingredient that's closely related to amphetamines – not the plant extract indicated on their label, according to a new study. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the research.

April 7, 2015

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, authored this blog post about behavioral therapy for preschoolers with ADHD.

April 7, 2015

Why should people do research on how to make the world’s most dangerous viruses and bugs more lethal? The answer varies tremendously depending on who is asking and for what purpose the research is taking place. While experts differ in their views on how and where such work should be done, there is wide agreement that the barriers to entry for new biological creations, including ones that could kill millions of people, are decreasing. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is quoted.

April 7, 2015

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Framingham biotechnology company, and an international research group are joining in a research initiative aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment for one of the deadliest forms of cancer. James Moser, associate professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 6, 2015

Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems. Mei-Sing Ong, research associate in biomedical informatics, and Kenneth Mandl, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, coauthored the study.

April 6, 2015

Clinical pharmacists are part of a burgeoning number of recent medical interventions that aim to increase access to medical care. Across the country, patients can see a nurse or a pharmacist at new retail clinics, urgent-care clinics and kiosks. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.

April 6, 2015

If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a new study predicts. Holly Gooding, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, led the research.

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