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March 11, 2015

Harvard Medical School student Hena Ahmed coauthored this opinion piece that recommends addressing the rise of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate in America with education paired with relationship building.

March 10, 2015

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that afflicts about 8.5 million people in the United States with sudden, severe pain in knee and toe joints. Its nickname, the disease of kings, stems from an old belief that only those who could afford a rich diet would contract gout, but now it's on the rise among the masses, too. But new research has found a positive aspect to gout: It may help protect against Alzheimer's disease. Hyon Choi, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the leader of the new research.

March 10, 2015

The six graduate disciplines that U.S. News ranks annually are evaluated on factors that include standardized test scores of newly enrolled students, employment outcomes for graduates, acceptance rates and other criteria. Harvard topped the "Best Medical Schools: Research" list. 

March 10, 2015

Modern European languages tend to share their names with the places they're spoken. Swedish: Sweden. German: Germany. And so on. But where'd they come from before that?  David Reich, professor of genetics, is quoted.

March 9, 2015

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research. Lauren Harshman, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is the study's lead author.

March 9, 2015

Increasingly, researchers are demonstrating that getting poor sleep, or too little sleep, can make us behave badly. Even a small loss of sleep can have a large negative impact. Charles Czeisler, Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted. 

March 9, 2015

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents aged 10 to 24 and results in approximately 4,600 lives lost every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of suicides for youth living in rural areas is almost double the rate for youth living in urban areas. Randy Auerbach, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

March 7, 2015

The theory behind transcranial direction current stimulation (tDCS) is that a weak direct current alters the electric potential of nerve membranes within the brain. Felipe Fregni, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is quoted. 

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