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March 26, 2015

As the battle against narcotics continues, one way for opiate addicts to fight their addiction might be opiates themselves. A study on prescription opioid dependence shows prescription opioid–dependent patients are most likely to reduce opioid use during buprenorphine-naloxone treatment. Roger Weiss, professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, led the study. Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

March 26, 2015

When a gas explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Honduras last month, Paola Matute Porter suffered burns over 40 percent of her body. Now, she and three other children who were among dozens of patrons engulfed in flames are receiving free medical treatment at a Boston hospital specializing in burn care. Philip Chang, instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

March 26, 2015

Patrick Fuller, assistant professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in an interview about the importance of good sleep hygiene, how the brain's clock is connected to overall well-being and the problem with sleeping pills.

March 25, 2015

Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed two years ago in The New York Times, taking millions of readers on an intimate journey behind her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. On Tuesday, the actress boldly acknowledged in the Times that she has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to minimize her cancer risk. Reactions to her article were swift and generally positive from many in the medical community, as well as from women who, like the actress, have a BRCA gene mutation. Ursula Matulonis, associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Christopher Crum, professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted. 

March 25, 2015

Experts weigh in on why portrayals of psychopaths on TV draw so many viewers. Ronald Schouten, associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hosptial, is quoted.   

March 25, 2015

Mattel Inc.’s Hello Barbie, a new doll that can hold Siri-like conversations with kids, was meant to help spur a turnaround for the company. Instead, it’s drawn the ire of one of the toy industry’s most influential critics.  Susan Linn, instructor in psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted. 

March 24, 2015

Anew Cambridge biotech will be working on a treatment using stem cells that could let children and adults with Type 1 diabetes do something their bodies currently cannot: produce their own insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar levels in balance. Douglas Melton, Xander University Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and co-chair of the Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, and Peng Yi, member of the faculty of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, are mentioned. George King, professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is quoted. 

March 24, 2015

In more good news for those who fill up on bran cereal and quinoa, a new study suggests that older people who eat a lot of whole grains may live longer than those who hardly ever eat them. Lu Qi, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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