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June 4, 2015

Using less than a drop of blood, a new test can reveal nearly every virus a person has ever been exposed to, scientists recently reported. Stephen Elledge, Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author of the report.

June 3, 2015

Life-threatening complications from bacterial infections are on the rise among hospital patients, increasing at a double-digit rate as the population ages and costing U.S. health-care programs billions of dollars a year. Adrienne Randolph, professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 3, 2015

Can a robotic teddy bear help alleviate anxiety, pain and isolation for children in a hospital? Peter Weinstock, associate professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 2, 2015

Use of antidepressants late in pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of babies born with a serious respiratory disorder, but the increased risk appears to be less than previous research has suggested, according to a new study.  Krista Huybrechts, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

June 2, 2015

Brad Manor, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in an interview about the links between cognitive function, balance and falls.

June 2, 2015

Researchers have started tracking immune responses to different genomically defined cancer subtypes in an attempt to find those most apt to respond to immunotherapy-based treatment approaches. Kyle Strickland, clinical fellow in pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is mentioned.

June 2, 2015

Federal health authorities, who are seeking ways to reduce hospital-acquired complications, are pondering what actions to take to reduce the incidence of delirium, which is not among the complications for which Medicare withholds payment or for which it penalizes hospitals. Delirium is estimated to cost more than $143 billion annually, mostly in longer hospital stays and follow-up care in nursing homes. Sharon Inouye, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

June 2, 2015

Louise Ivers, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, participated in an interview about the struggle to control a cholera epidemic in Haiti that began after the 2010 earthquake.

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