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July 16, 2014

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, along with Boston Children’s Hospital, is developing a contact lens that automatically dispenses medicine to the eye. Joe Ciolino, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Daniel Kohane, professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, are working on the lens.

July 15, 2014

As Americans report feeling more isolated, some people turn to snuggling with strangers. Jacqueline Olds, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 15, 2014

The link between emotions and productivity has become something of a popular concept in business. More companies are adopting the idea that managers need to be in tune to the emotions of their employees. Kimberlyn Leary, associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

July 15, 2014

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are diving into an area of genetic material previously considered “junk” to hunt for cures for cancer. The hospital has launched a new Institute for RNA Medicine at its cancer center. Pier Paolo Pandolfi, the George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine, director of the cancer center and cofounder of the RNA institute, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. More than a third of the participants in a new survey said they change their diets during stressful times. David Ludwig, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Though the virtual reality industry could radically transform entertainment, gaming and other forms of computing, it has an Achilles’ heel: Many people become queasy after pulling viewing devices over their eyes and slipping into an immersive world that blurs the line between physical reality and computer-generated imagery. Joseph F. Rizzo III, the David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Doctors hope students returning to school this fall have one crucial item checked off their back-to-school lists: receiving a pertussis booster shot. Lawrence Madoff, lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Jeffrey Gelfand, clinical professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

July 14, 2014

Fitness tracking monitors promise to lead to all sorts of results: You’ll melt off fat just by monitoring your steps; eat better by tracking your food intake; get better sleep. But the fitness devices can cost as much as hundreds of dollars, and often aren’t as helpful as users hope they will be. Consumers should consider carefully whether a fitness monitor is worth the purchase, researchers advise in a Harvard Health Publications report. Anne Thorndike, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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