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A New Study Tested Integrated Health Programs in Boston Public High Schools

When you were in high school, health education was likely limited to awkward sex-ed talks and climbing a rope in gym class. Soon, it may […]

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Harvard Scientists Have Discovered Why Some People Look Like They Don’t Age

  Photographed in 1999 and then again in 2015, Julianna Margulies (above), is timeless. So is Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, and certain members of New […]

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A Plant Called Thunder God Vine Could Be the Future of Weight Loss Drugs

Any plant called “thunder god vine” is bound to make a strong impact—and researchers from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Boston Children’s Hospital just published […]

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Local Study Finds New Evidence Supporting a Genetic Link to Obesity

From Michelle Obama’s crusade against boxed mac and cheese to the cult followings of The Biggest Loser and other weight loss reality shows, it’s no secret […]

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Researchers Are Developing a Paper Test for Ebola and Other Viruses

In 2014, West Africa faced the largest Ebola outbreak in history. Skyrocketing diagnosis rates and an alarming number of deaths—the latest CDC figures confirm that nearly 9,600 […]

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Harvard Medical School Is Creating a New Department

Harvard Medical School will create a new department of biomedical informatics, according to a recent announcement from the school’s dean, Jeffrey S. Flier. The department will gain official recognition […]

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Brain Scans May Offer Clues in Predicting Human Behavior

Brain scans may be useful in predicting a variety of helpful information, from challenges with learning and comprehension to how a person responds to medical treatment, […]

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Vibrating Insoles May Help Reduce the Chances of Falling

Falling is scary, and for adults over the age of 65, a fall can do a lot more than cause a bruise. According to the […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Is Merging Conventional and Alternative Medicine

Claiming to be “cutting edge” means more than just having the latest technological equipment. Hospitals and research institutions can say they’re at the forefront of medicine, but it’s […]

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It’s Really Hard to Find a Private Psychiatrist in Boston

Need to find a psychiatrist in Boston? Good luck with that. A new study by Harvard Medical School researchers found that three major U.S. cities […]

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Harvard Study Says Reduced Medical Residency Hours Doesn’t Affect Doctor Quality

In 2003, legislation limiting the work hours of medical residents to 80-hours-per-week passed in an effort to curb doctor exhaustion and “compromised ability” to care for patients. […]

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Harvard Researchers Are Developing a New Treatment for Asthma

Asthma is a disease that causes people to wheeze, cough, and have difficulty taking deep breaths. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, the […]

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Harvard Medical School Opens $5 Million New Lab

Harvard Medical School opened a $5 million lab in late September that will focus on researching new technologies in drug development. The new space, called […]

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Harvard Medical School Researchers Awarded $1.3 Million Prize

Six Harvard Medical School researchers have been awarded the prestigious 2014 António Champalimaud Vision Award—a $1.3 million gift—recognizing the development of an anti-angiogenic therapy (drugs that halt […]

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Study Examines Link Between Aging and Sleep Disruption

Like the sprouting of grey hair or the onset of joint pain, disrupted sleep is yet another common sign that we’re getting older every day. Now, research from […]