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June 17, 2014

Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the healthcare law that President Obama signed four years ago. Kao-Ping Chua, clinical fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is the lead author of the study. Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, also co-authored the new paper.

June 17, 2014

Even as cancer therapies improve, basic questions about drug resistance, tumour spread and the role of normal tissue remain unanswered. Joan Brugge, chair of the Department of Cell Biology at HMS, is quoted.

June 16, 2014

While Americans have embraced wearable health devices that keep track of the minutiae of daily fitness routines and diets, they’ve been slower to trust online storage of their mental health records, mammogram reports, and prescriptions. An HMS study is cited. Bradley Crotty, instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

June 16, 2014

Sonya Kurzweil, clinical instructor in psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, authored this piece that offers five tips on parenting and digital media.

June 16, 2014

Confusion about cholesterol is common: Surveys of adults around the world show that although most people are concerned about their cholesterol, fewer than half know recommended cholesterol levels or understand what those numbers mean for their health. Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor of medicine, and Paul Ridker, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine, both of Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

June 16, 2014

An artificial pancreas developed by Boston researchers shows considerable promise to dramatically change the treatment of type 1 diabetes, potentially enabling 2 million Americans to eat what they want without counting carbohydrates or calculating insulin injections, researchers announced Sunday. Steven Russell, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study. Howard Wolpert, associate professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, reviewed the paper.

June 15, 2014

Patients are discussing what is called wind turbine syndrome (WTS), a condition said to be caused by "infrasound," an inaudible low-frequency sound produced by the turbines. Sufferers complain about symptoms like insomnia, vertigo, headaches and disorientation. Steven Rauch, professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

June 13, 2014

Two small studies provide more evidence that weight-loss surgery may benefit people who are obese and have diabetes. Allison Goldfine, associate professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, was one of the researchers.

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