9 hrs ago
Laser therapy may boost vaccine potency
The Cold War had been over for well over a decade when a Boston physician arrived in St. Petersburg to visit a Russian military medical clinic, as part of a US State Department effort to steer former Soviet scientists away from biological weapons and toward peaceful research that could be commercialized.
13 hrs ago
New X-ray tech provides clear view of soft tissues
An X-ray of a human wrist demonstrates the system's ability to reveal soft-tissue structures and very fine detail X-ray machines are all large devices that can only image hard structures such as bone, unless a contrast-enhancing solution such as barium is present in the patient ... right? Well, no, not all of them.
19 hrs ago
Boston Hospital Trio awarded $25 million NIH grant to study critical limb ischemia
A team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital , Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital has been awarded $25 million by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a four-year, randomized clinical trial-the BEST-CLI Trial .
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Fire victim, 9, remains unconscious in Boston hospital
A 9-year-old boy who suffered smoke inhalation in a fire last week remains unconscious and is breathing through a respirator, Pittsfield Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Spotlight on Kavli Video Contest Advisor Steve Schlozman! [Usa...
Steven Schlozman, M.D. is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a staff child and adult psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
Genes May Determine Response to Disasters
When natural disasters unleash horrific damage and generate mass casualties, the psychological impact on survivors typically includes posttraumatic stress disorder , with symptoms that can range from mild and transitory to long-term duress.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sense of smell in the detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Dr Mark Albers and colleagues at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston are investigating if smell can serve as a preclinical biomarker for those who are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Diet Drugs Work: Why Won't Doctors Prescribe Them?
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Suzanne Koven, a primary-care doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, writes in the New Yorker that the FDA has currently approved four drugs that will help patients lose weight but few primary-care physicians will prescribe them .
Responsibilities: The Athinoula A. Martinos Center seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology and as Instructor in the Department Radiology of Harvard Medical School.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Leveraging Text Messaging and Mobile Technology to Support Pediatric...
Leveraging Text Messaging and Mobile Technology to Support Pediatric Obesity-Related Behavior Change: A Qualitative Study Using Parent Focus Groups and Interviews 1Division of General Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States 2Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance, ... (more)
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Girl, 7, Pulled From Burning Home By Passerby In Somers
A 7-year-old girl may have been saved by an anonymous passerby who pulled her from a burning home on Main Street.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Could be 'months' before deciding on charges in crash involving Dover city councilor
It could take months to determine whether City Councilor Michael Weeden may be charged in a head-on collision which led to the death of a Somersworth man Monday.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Westford Cancer Survivor Stars in Fashion Show
One Westford resident joined fellow cancer survivors on the runway as the Friends of Massachusetts General Hospital's 21st annual Cancer Center fall benefit recently.
Mental Help Net
Long-Term Dietary Fiber Intake Linked to Crohn's Disease
Long-term intake of dietary fiber is associated with a reduced risk of Crohn's disease , but not ulcerative colitis , according to a study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology .
Sat Nov 30, 2013
The Hartford Courant
Some Memory Loss Is Natural
Everyone occasionally struggles to remember a name, blanks out on an appointment or forgets why they walked into the other room.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
"Senior moments'' just part of aging
Causes of memory loss Depression: women who are depressed often develop memory problems.
Genetic info copied in artificial cell for first time
For the first time, genetic information has been copied inside a simple cell designed to mimic primordial life.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Mass. General prepares team for Philippine deployment
Massachusetts General Hospital is preparing to send as many as two dozen volunteers to the Philippines to provide health care on the island of Panay, which took a direct hit earlier this month from Typhoon Haiyan.
Medical News Today
Protein that triggers immune response to viruses identified
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