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October 27, 2014

A number of small studies have linked cocoa flavanols to lower risks of heart disease, hypertension, stroke and diabetes. These studies are sufficiently compelling that the National Institutes of Health is co-funding a massive study of cocoa flavanols that will kick off in early 2015. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Howard Sesso, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will be co-directing the study. 

October 27, 2014

More than 2.3 million American men used testosterone gels, patches, pellets and injections last year—twice the number as in 2008. Some experts say these men may be increasing their chances of having a heart attack. Abraham Morgentaler, associate clinical professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

October 27, 2014

Harvard’s travel restrictions to areas of West Africa, announced last weekend, will help ensure safety without stifling the efforts of University affiliates to combat the Ebola epidemic on the ground, those familiar with the subject said late last week. Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Michael J. VanRooyen, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted. 

October 27, 2014

This news article explores the appropriate balance of allowing residents to gain experience and giving patients the best care possible. David Shahian, professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.  

October 27, 2014

Michael Callahan, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in Q&A about international travel and Ebola. 

October 26, 2014

The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered to honor those organizations with the most impressive records of innovation and workplace diversity, as well as revenue and employee numbers. Two HMS affiliates are included: Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Boston Children’s is led by President and CEO Sandra Fenwick. Brigham and Women’s is led by President Elizabeth Nabel, professor of medicine. Nabel is interviewed.

October 26, 2014

Elizabeth Nabel, professor of medicine and president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this opinion piece about the need for a national Ebola strategy. 

October 26, 2014

Twitter has for years offered access to its real-time stream of public tweets to tech companies and researchers that are willing to pay. The company noticed an uptick in data requests from the academic community last year and announced a so-called data grant program that will offer a handful of research teams access to its database. John Brownstein, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is mentioned. His team is one of six chosen for Twitter’s data grant pilot. 

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