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July 8, 2015

In as little as two years, people with Type 2 diabetes may develop problems with blood flow in the brain, which could lower their thinking and memory skills, a small study suggests. Vera Novak, associate professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior study author.

July 1, 2015

A landmark report published by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery argues that a lack of access to safe surgical care has a major impact on the health and well-being of people around the world. A public conference at Harvard Medical School on May 6 marked the report’s launch, following a similar meeting in London. John Meara, Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the field of Global Surgery and professor of surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, is one of three commission co-chairs. Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri, instructor in surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital; Robert Riviello, instructor in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, are quoted.

June 30, 2015

New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study. Arthur Kim, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the senior study author. 

June 29, 2015

Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, wrote this letter to the editor about the environment for women in academia and industry.

June 29, 2015

It’s your health. So it’s time you took control of all the information about it. That’s the message that a growing number of patient advocates are trying to spread to American health-care consumers. Daniel Sands, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

June 27, 2015

Myechia Minter-Jordan, part-time instructor in medicine and faculty director for the Abundance Agents of Change Program at the Center for Primary Care, wrote this article about the clock runing out on federal dollars to support the training of primary care physicians.

June 26, 2015

A crusading physician says medical progress is hampered by a holier-than-thou ‘moralistic bullying.’ Thomas Stossel, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 26, 2015

Public health officials may soon be able to screen patients for Ebola at border crossings and hospitals with a finger-prick blood test that takes mere minutes. The development of the rapid diagnostic test represents a significant victory for scientists around the world who have been experimenting over the past year with all manner of vaccines, treatments and other ways of eradicating the virus. Nira Pollock, assistant professor of medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, is senior author of the paper. Megan Murray, professor of global health and social medicine, is a co-lead author.

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