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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
February 11, 2016

The World Health Organization, which declared a public health emergency over the birth defects linked to Zika, is clear that changes in climate mean a redrawn landscape for vector-and water-borne diseases. Aaron Bernstein (Boston Children's) is quoted. 

February 11, 2016

Dementia is on the decline, with the risk of developing it dropping 20 percent per decade since the late 1970s, according to a new study. David Jones (HMS) is quoted.

February 10, 2016

John Peteet (Brigham and Women's) co-authored a study of doctor-assisted death for people with mental disorders. The study raises questions about the practice, finding that in more than half of approved cases, people declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die. 

February 10, 2016

Irene Davis (Spaulding) led a study looking at running injuries, one of the surprisingly understudied aspects of running. The study focuses, in part, on those rare long-time runners who have never been hurt.

February 10, 2016

Joshua Hutcheson's (Brigham and Women's) research looks at the importance of collagen protecting human arteries hardened by plaque against cardiovascular risk.

February 10, 2016

Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery, research suggests. Malcolm Robinson (Brigham and Women's) comments.  

February 10, 2016

Experts estimate that 10 to 20 percent of incoming Syrians refugees to the U.S. will have war-related psychological problems warranting treatment. Richard Mollica (Mass General) is quoted.

February 8, 2016

John Wyatt, whose retinal implant research aimed to restore sight to those diagnosed with macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa died Feb. 3. Joseph Rizzo (Mass Eye & Ear), who worked with Wyatt to launch the Boston Retinal Implant Project, is quoted. 



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