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April 7, 2015

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, authored this blog post about behavioral therapy for preschoolers with ADHD.

April 7, 2015

Why should people do research on how to make the world’s most dangerous viruses and bugs more lethal? The answer varies tremendously depending on who is asking and for what purpose the research is taking place. While experts differ in their views on how and where such work should be done, there is wide agreement that the barriers to entry for new biological creations, including ones that could kill millions of people, are decreasing. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is quoted.

April 7, 2015

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Framingham biotechnology company, and an international research group are joining in a research initiative aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment for one of the deadliest forms of cancer. James Moser, associate professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 7, 2015

Popular weight-loss and workout supplements on sale in hundreds of vitamin shops across the nation contain a chemical nearly identical to amphetamine, the powerful stimulant, and pose dangers to the health of those who take them, according to a new study. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the lead author of the study.

April 7, 2015

A handful of weight-loss and sports supplements contain a never-before-tested ingredient that's closely related to amphetamines – not the plant extract indicated on their label, according to a new study. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the research.

April 6, 2015

If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a new study predicts. Holly Gooding, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, led the research.

April 6, 2015

An updated review of 11 popular commercial diets found that only Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers show evidence for effective long-term weight loss. Christina Wee, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 6, 2015

Taking the financial burden of organ donation off the shoulders of donors and their families is not only more fair, but it might also lead to more organs for transplant, experts say. Mildred Solomon, professor of anesthesia at Children's Hospital Boston, is quoted.

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