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Medication Errors Occur in Up to Half of Surgeries, Study Says

Had surgery recently? A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital suggests there’s about a 50 percent chance your procedure involved some sort of medication error. […]

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One-Third of Children Only See Primary Care Providers for Mental Health, Study Says

One in three children who suffer from common conditions like ADHD and depression only receive help from a primary care provider, according to a study […]

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Research Says the Relaxation Response Could Keep You Out of the Hospital

The relaxation response—a state of deep rest brought on by activities like yoga, meditation, and prayer first described by Harvard Medical School’s Herbert Benson—won’t only […]

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Facial Preference Study Says Beauty Really Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Saying beauty is in the eye of the beholder isn’t just a cliché—it’s science. So says a new study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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Study Says Genetics May Contribute to Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center has identified genomic differences between the breast cancer tumors of white and African American women, a […]

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Mass General Is Part of The Largest-Ever Research Project Dedicated to ALS

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Wednesday that they will collaborate on the largest-ever research project devoted to […]

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Mass General and MIT Are Working to Make Ingesting Medical Devices Safer

Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research are working on a polymer gel that could allow swallowed medical devices or capsules to […]

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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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Mass General Researchers Are Building Functional Artificial Limbs for Rats

Massachusetts General Hospital has announced that a team there has made significant progress in engineering bioartificial limbs for transplantation, the latest in Boston’s string of […]

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The Day My Mother Became a Stranger

After a sudden aneurysm, Ethan Gilsdorf’s mother was transformed. Almost 37 years later, the author searches for answers.

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Rudolph Tanzi Makes TIME Magazine’s ‘Influential People’ List

Rudolph (Rudy) Tanzi has been studying Alzheimer’s since 1982, and the Tanzi Lab at Mass General has been responsible for numerous advancements, including creating the […]

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Local Hospitals Looking for Female Boston Marathon Runners For a Study

Massachusetts General Hospital and Hartford Hospital are working on a study that will examine the effects of oral contraceptives on female runners. If you’re running the 119th […]

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Researchers Are Developing a New Screening Tool for Upper GI Tract Diseases

For many people, undergoing an endoscopy can be both a costly and physically uncomfortable experience. Now, thanks to new technology developed by researchers at Mass […]

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Researchers Develop ‘Trauma Foam’ to Combat Internal Bleeding

As a trauma surgeon and veteran of two wars, David King has seen his fair share of fatal injuries. But none have been more devastating […]