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Many Antibiotic Prescriptions Unnecessary, Study Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been working to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for a decade. But despite their efforts, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]

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Get Paid $4,725 To Sleep For Science

How does $4,725 for 22 days of work sound to you? What if we told you that “work” actually means sleeping? NASA and Brigham and […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Hosting A Hackathon

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is launching an innovation center Friday called the BWH iHub. To celebrate the new launch, BWH is hosting a hackathon event designed […]

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Cervical Cancer Treatment Has Higher Survival Rates

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers found in a new study that brachytherapy treatment (a type of radiation therapy for cancer treatment in which radioactive […]

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Men Who Perform Shift Work At Higher Risk For Prostate Cancer

A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital says that men who perform shift work have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The study, […]

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Heart Procedure Keeps Former U.S. Rower on the Water

For most athletes, being diagnosed with a medical condition that might force them to give up the sport they love can be devastating. But for […]

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Brigham and Women’s Starting Adult Hydrocephalus Program

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a chronic neurological disorder usually occurring in older adults characterized by walking difficulty, trouble with bladder control, and dementia. But because […]

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BPA Exposure May Cause Infertility, Study Says

BPA, or Bisphenol-A, a compound used to make certain plastics and resins, is found in a variety of common consumer goods like water bottles, sports […]

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Do We Only See What We Want To See?

Do we only see what we are looking for? Or do we only see what we want to see? Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital studied whether […]

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Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked No. 2 in Nation

For the second year in a row, Boston has two hospitals ranked in the top 10 on U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the best hospitals. […]

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Brigham and Women’s Researchers Growing Bones with Clay

If you thought that clay was just something you used in elementary school art class, think again. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital are now […]

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Boston Hospitals Need Your Blood Donations

After the influx of blood donations after the Boston Marathon bombings, you may have thought that area hospitals had stores of blood for months, but […]

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Ariadne Labs Will Focus on Beginning and End of Life Issues

When legalizing physician-assisted suicide was on the Massachusetts ballot this past November, it raised many a debate about the idea of “dying with dignity” and […]

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Two Months After Bombings, PTSD Is A Concern

In many ways, it’s hard to believe that the bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line was two months ago. Sometimes it feels like they […]

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Ask the Expert: Is Endurance Exercise Actually Bad For You?

Anyone who’s ever watched a marathon can agree on one thing: Distance runners are in really, really good shape. So when we saw research asserting […]