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February 25, 2015

Social media platforms—Twitter chief among them—have conspired to blur the boundaries between the trolls and the trolled, with the voices of the unknown amplified, and those of the powerful brought low in the democratized landscape. James Niels Rosenquist, instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

February 25, 2015

Faced with mounting evidence that general anesthesia may impair brain development in babies and young children, experts said Wednesday that more research is greatly needed and that when planning surgery for a child, parents and doctors should consider how urgently it is required, particularly in children younger than 3 years. Charles Berde, professor of anaesthesia (ediatrics)at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted. 

February 24, 2015

Monica Bharel, clinical instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, previously the chief medical officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, was officially sworn in today by Governor Charlie Baker to run the state’s Department of Public Health.

February 24, 2015

A new study tried to tease out the relative importance of genetics vs. environment when it comes to obesity risk. Jean Fain, teaching associate in psychiatry at Cambrdige Health Alliance, is 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.

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