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May 26, 2015

Sara Lazar, assistant professor of psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

May 26, 2015

If you're going gluten-free, vegan or dairy-free simply to drop a few pounds, rather than for a health condition like celiac disease, it's wise to talk with your doctor first. Robert Shmerling, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

May 26, 2015

No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles of a protein named tau that clog dying brain cells. New imaging can spot those tangles in living brains, providing a chance to finally better understand what triggers dementia. Now researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that's testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's. Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead researcher.

May 26, 2015

Alcohol, at least in moderation, can help the heart, but too much can be toxic. The latest study tells you where to draw the line. Scott Solomon, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

May 25, 2015

More than 100 bombing survivors suffered an ear injury or hearing loss. Many are taking part in a 3-year study at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Alicia Quesnel, instructor in otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the study's lead researcher.

May 25, 2015

Summer is a big season for kidney stones. Doctors say more people suffer the condition when the weather is hot and dry and people become dehydrated. Gary Curhan, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

May 22, 2015

Experts say many people are developing seasonal allergies for the first time well into their adulthood. Part of the reason may be that we're having more intense allergy seasons. Aidan Long, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 21, 2015

Scientists have been scouring the world in recent decades for all manner of miracle plants that can help people slim down. But none has been more promising in early studies than a traditional Chinese medicine known as thunder god vine. Umut Ozcan, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is the senior author of the research.



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