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Comprehensive program improves measures of childhood obesity at community health center

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A comprehensive program to reduce or prevent childhood obesity in low-income communities led to significant improvements in obesity-related measures among children cared for at a Massachusetts community health center.

Scientists: Here's How To Have Great Brain Functioning As You Age

"Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 'superagers,' people over 65 who have the mental function of those in their 20s. The goal was to find out if there were any observable differences between superager brains and normal brains, and if so, whether the rest of us could use that information to give ourselves better […]

Post-ICU glucose management may improve outcomes in critical patients

(Stamford Health) Monitoring and maintaining glucose levels of critically ill patients after admission from ICU, to general care through their discharge from the hospital may have positive impact on outcomes.

Computer scientists repurpose laparoscopy video for medical training

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new system that can efficiently search through hundreds of hours of video for events and visual features that correspond to a few training examples. Show More Summary

Massachusetts General researchers explore why those with autism avoid eye contact

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often find it difficult to look others in the eyes as they find eye contact uncomfortable or stressful. Now investigator at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital have shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.

The Latest: Scalise stable, another shooting victim critical

George Washington University Hospital says one of the two patients it was treating following the shooting at a congressional baseball practice has died while the other remains in critical condition. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein...Show More Summary

Mass. General-led study replicates tanning response in cultured human skin

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a way of increasing pigmentation in human skin without the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.

CT angiography appears better at predicting future risk for patients with chest pain

(Massachusetts General Hospital) An analysis of diagnostic test results from a trial comparing anatomic with functional testing as an initial diagnostic strategy for patients with chest pain found that CT angiography better predicted the risk for future cardiac events than did measures of exercise tolerance or restricted blood flow to the heart muscle.

Mass. General report outlines strategies to address racial, ethnic health care disparities

(Massachusetts General Hospital) An analysis of survey data from participants in the Massachusetts General Hospital-based Disparities Leadership Program -- a yearlong executive education initiative designed to help health care leaders...Show More Summary

Mass. General study finds potential mechanism for BCG vaccine reversal of type 1 diabetes

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Interim results from a FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes demonstrate a potential new mechanism by which the BCG vaccine may restore the proper immune response to the insulin-secreting islet cells of the pancreas.

Nurse Makes Tiny Superhero Capes For Very Premature Babies

A Canadian nurse is bringing smiles to the faces of worried parents who have premature babies in neo-natal intensive care. The Metro reports Stephanie Treherne cares for premature babies in the NICU at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada, but she also goes above and beyond her job by making superhero capes for her […]

37. Adopt a Cabbage Patch Kid at Babyland General Hospital

The conceit behind Cabbage Patch Kids is that they spring from cabbage plants in a “hospital” in Cleveland, the tiny northeast Georgia town where they were invented.

Attacking metastatic tumors in the brain

(National Foundation for Cancer Research) Rakesh Jain, PhD, Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and supported by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, has discovered...Show More Summary

Collusion between Hollywood script writers and pharmaceutical companies isn’t new. Nor is the call to regulate it.

Plenty has been written about a recent “disease awareness” plotline in ABC’s General Hospital that indirectly promoted ruxolitinib, the only prescription drug approved to treat a rare blood cancer called polycythemia vera (PV). The drug’s manufacturer, Incyte, said in a news release that it “teamed up” with the show and actress Finola Hughes, whose character […]

Mass. General researchers show how Shigella survives the gastrointestinal tract

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered how the bacteria Shigella survives its journey from the mouth to the colon, taking advantage of substances that would kill many less persistent organisms.

Radiation therapy, macrophages improve efficacy of nanoparticle-delivered cancer therapy

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators report finding finding how appropriately timed radiation therapy can significantly improve the delivery of cancer nanomedicines by attracting macrophages to tumor blood vessels, which results in a transient 'burst' of nanoencapsulated drugs from capillaries into the tumor.

Clinical trial investigates Alzheimer's disease drug in people with Down syndrome

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A phase 2 clinical trial in young adults with Down syndrome of a drug being investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease supports further investigation of its potential.

20-Year-Old Quinault Father Killed by Hit-and-Run Was a "Basketball Hero," Respected by Youth and Elders Alike

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Jimmy Smith-Kramer, pictured above, succumbed to his injuries from the hit-and-run at the Tacoma General Hospital on Tuesday. His family donated his organs. Quinault Indian Nation When the Quinault team won the basketball district championships a few years ago, Jimmy-Smith Kramer, No. Show More Summary

Suspect Arrested in Hit-and-Run Homicide of Quinault Father

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Jimmy Smith-Kramer, pictured above, succumbed to his injuries at the Tacoma General Hospital on Tuesday. His family donated his organs. Quinault Indian Nation The Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office has arrested a 31-year-old...Show More Summary

AP Report: Feds investigate dozens of new cases of possible drug theft from Veterans Affairs hospitals

Data obtained by The Associated Press show 36 criminal investigations opened by the VA inspector general's office from Oct. 1 through May 19. Continue reading ? The post AP Report: Feds investigate dozens of new cases of possible drug theft from Veterans Affairs hospitals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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