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March 1, 2015

Palliative-care teams—which may include specially trained physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others—provide an added layer of support for people facing serious health problems and for their families. Vicki Jackson, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Janet Abrahm, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Joanne Wolfe, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital; Susan Block, professor of psychiatry at Dana-Farber; Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Angelo Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

February 24, 2015

For some opponents of the HPV vaccination, the line of thinking goes like this: Give young women a shot to protect them from certain strands of the most common sexually transmitted disease, and you give them license to throw all coital caution out the window. But according to a new study, this doesn't seem to be the case. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy and medicine, is a co-author of the study.

February 23, 2015

The peoples of India, Iran and Europe speak a Babel of tongues, but most — English included — are descended from an ancient language known as proto-Indo-European. David Reich, professor of genetics, is mentioned.

February 23, 2015

The sound of a mother’s voice plays a critical role in a baby’s early development, multiple studies have shown. Now, researchers have demonstrated that the brain itself may rely on a mother’s voice and heartbeat to grow. Amir Lahav, assistant professor of pediatrics at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is senior author of the study.

February 23, 2015

Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your heart health. Elliott Antman, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

February 20, 2015

Even though the public has become smitten with vitamin D, its growing popularity has led to mega-dosing that’s not backed by the current evidence. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 19, 2015

It's hard to talk about end-of-life care, partly because the concept of a "good death" is a weird and sad one to grasp, not only for the person dying, but for their caretakers and doctors as well. A team of researchers wanted to see whether a short video about CPR and intubation could affect a patient's end-of-life preferences. Areej El-Jawahri, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

February 19, 2015

Scientists have developed nanomedicines that can deliver drug packets directly to lesions in diseased arteries, acting like nano-sized 'drones' to target atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for deaths caused by heart attack or stroke. Omid Farokhzad, associate professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coleader of the research.

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