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March 17, 2015

Kasley Killam, visiting postgrad research fellow in primary care at the Center for Primary Care, authored this article about the cold fighting power of hugging.

March 17, 2015

Arshya Vahabzadeh, clinical fellow in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-authored this opinion article about how psychiatry is joining other medical specialties in using telemedicine.

March 17, 2015

Although numerous studies have shown that regular use of aspirin or related drugs can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by about 30 percent, scientists have found an important exception: The medicines can actually increase the risk in people with certain genetic variants, new research shows. Andrew Chan, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the paper's senior researcher.

March 16, 2015

Boston-Cambridge is ground zero for the development and deployment of many of the bleeding edge life science discoveries and technologies. One corner alone, Vassar and Main Street in Cambridge, will likely generate 1 to 2 percent of the future world GDP. The following HMS faculty are cited: George Church, Eric Lander, Robert Langer, Doug Melton, David Reich, Jack Szostak and Ting Wu.

March 16, 2015

A Cambridge startup is using Google Glass to teach children with autism how to better engage and socialize with people. Martha Herbert, assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will direct the upcoming clinical trial of the device.

March 14, 2015

Long-term use of the newer anti-clotting drug Brilinta cut heart attack survivors' future risk of heart attack, stroke or heart-related death, a new study found. Marc Sabatine, a professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

March 14, 2015

Experts in analytical testing say the New York Attorney General’s office may have used the wrong kind of test when it announced in its headline-grabbing investigation in February that store-brand herbal supplements sold by GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens contained little to none of the substances their labels claimed. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

March 13, 2015

Nearly all of the limited healthcare resources of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone were diverted last year to cope with the Ebola crisis, leading to a drop in vaccination rates that could portend bigger measles outbreaks in the future, according to a study published this week. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, is quoted.

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