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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 3, 2014

Karen O’Brien, instructor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this article about the loss of one twin, either during or after pregnancy.

September 3, 2014

According to a new study, airplane crew members like pilots and flight attendants face more than twice the risk of developing melanoma compared to the general population. David Fisher, Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology and head of the Department of Dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, comments on the study.

September 3, 2014

A team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain human communication using non-invasive technologies across a distance of 5,000 miles. Study co-author Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was quoted. 

September 2, 2014

The prevailing attitude among doctors has been that depression during pregnancy is more dangerous to mother and child than any drug could be. Now a growing number of critics are challenging that assumption. Roy Perlis, associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

September 2, 2014

Efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk, a series of recent nutritional studies has found. Taken together, the data indicate that infant feeding patterns persist far longer than has been appreciated. Elsie Taveras, associate professor of population medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 29, 2014

Ninety-six years ago this week, the city of Boston was dealing with it’s own viral outbreak—the start of one of the deadliest natural disasters to ever occur. A staggering number of people died in 1918. Fifty to 100 million worldwide, by some estimates. The terrifying disease in question? Not Ebola. The flu. David Hooper, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2014

In a recent study, a group of male volunteers, given a dose of mild electrical stimulation to their brains for 20 minutes every day, consumed less food after a week. Quite a bit less. After a week, their caloric intake was reduced by 14 percent. Felipe Fregni, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2014

Danielle K. Bäck, second-year student at HMS, coauthors this opinion piece on single payer reform. Paul Farmer, chair of the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, is quoted.


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