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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 4, 2016

New statistics on death rates in the U.S. appear to confirm that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans’ life spans. David Ludwig (Boston Children’s) is quoted. 

April 4, 2016

More than two dozen leading cancer researchers and advocates, including Levi Garraway (Dana-Farber), will advise Vice President Joseph Biden’s cancer  “moonshot” initiative as members of a blue ribbon panel announced by the Obama administration. 

April 4, 2016

When it comes to urgent medical problems like ankle injuries or suspected strep, virtual MDs may be no match for the real thing, a new U.S. study suggests. Jeffrey Linder (Brigham and Women’s) and David Levine (Brigham and Women’s) are quoted. 

April 4, 2016

Manufacturers of some dietary supplements have been using a stimulant in their products while falsely claiming it is a dietary ingredient, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has announced new steps to crack down on the practice. Pieter Cohen (Cambridge Health Alliance) is quoted. 

April 3, 2016

Students from the College and HMS joined medical students from Tufts University and members of activist groups to stage a die-in in front of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, claiming a recent study from a professor there is biased.

April 2, 2016

Franziska Plessow (Mass General) led a small pilot study that suggests a single dose of oxytocin, the “love hormone,” delivered by nasal spray decreased impulsive behavior in overweight and obese men.

April 1, 2016

In order to improve treatment strategies for common conditions among former football players, the Football Players Health Study—led by a team of Harvard researchers —launched TeamStudy, an app that allows larger numbers of participants to be surveyed. Researchers will be able to compare data from former professional players with data from a control group from the general public. Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. Download the app here

April 1, 2016

New abortion restrictions, including one signed into law in Utah, require doctors to administer anesthesia to women seeking abortions at the 20th week of pregnancy or after. Steven Ralston (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. 

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