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December 18, 2012

A scientific review found music's influences healing -- especially the sympathetic nervous system and the immune system, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston said music also reduces levels of serum cortisol in the blood.

December 17, 2012

Nancy Rappaport, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, was a guest contributor to discuss “ALICE,” a strategy that drafts children into counter-attacks on school shooters, is not worth the risk.

December 17, 2012

Unconfirmed news reports after the Connecticut school shooting that gunman Adam Lanza had been diagnosed with a milder form of autism prompted strongly-worded statements from autism advocacy groups that the developmental disorder was not associated with “planned violence.” Martha Herbert, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

December 17, 2012

Medical schools are working to fill gaps in primary care as more students express interest in becoming family physicians. Russell S. Phillips, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, is quoted.

December 17, 2012

Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is profiled on his research of the placebo effect.

December 17, 2012

The word "detoxification" is flung around the fitness community as frequently as kettlebells are swung. Yoga teachers regularly speak of detoxifying twists, aerobics instructors of detoxifying sweat, dieters of detoxifying fasts. But health professionals are skeptical. Elizabeth Matzkin, HMS assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

December 16, 2012

On the anniversary of a historic transplant surgery by Joseph Murray, HMS professor of surgery, emeritus, the author offers a perspective on bridging the divide between science and religion. Murray died at age 93 shortly after Thanksgiving.

December 15, 2012

A team led by Konstantina Stankovic, HMS assistant professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has developed a way to harvest a tiny bit of power from a natural electrical source in the mammalian ear.

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