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2011-02-25 08:20:00

Experiencing hot flashes and night sweats early on in menopause could be a good thing, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Menopause. Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern University reviewed medical information from 60,000 women who were enrolled in a health study for a period of 10 years, according to a February 24 press release. They discovered that those who experienced these types of symptoms when they began menopause were less likely...

2011-02-03 13:29:41

In work that could jumpstart the promising field of cell therapy, in which cells are transplanted into the body to treat a variety of diseases and tissue defects, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have engineered cells that could solve one of the key challenges associated with the procedure: control of the cells and their microenvironment following transplantation. In the work, reported in the journal Biomaterials on January 26, the team reports creating tiny internal depots...

2011-02-02 19:40:17

A study from the 1000 Genomes Project yields data for analyzing structural variants in DNA Advances in DNA sequencing technology have revolutionized biomedical research and taken us another step forward in personalized medicine. Now, scientists led by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Broad Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), the University of Washington, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, have developed a new framework for...

2011-02-01 22:56:07

Researchers have identified a cell in zebrafish that can be transplanted from one fish to another to regenerate nephrons, providing the potential to improve kidney function It is estimated that up to 10 percent of the U.S. population may have some form of renal disease, with 450,000 patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring hemodialysis. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh have identified a cell in zebrafish...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful results have been reported from the Second Annual, 'Beat the Holiday Bulge' Weight Management Challenge, delivered by PureWellness, a leader of on-line wellness solutions, in partnership with the prestigious Brigham and Women's Hospital. The 'Beat the Holiday Bulge' Challenge provided the tools, education and motivation to help individuals maintain their weight over the holidays. While the average American gains 2 to 5 pounds...

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2011-01-29 11:50:00

The type of bacteria that colonize the placenta during pregnancy could be associated with preterm birth and other developmental problems in newborns according to research published in the current issue of the online journal mBio®."The fetal inflammatory response appears to contribute to the onset of preterm labor, fetal injury and complications, underlying lifetime health challenges facing these children," say the researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's...

2011-01-11 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers at Harvard, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark finds that 23 percent of doctors' have negative perceptions of the effectiveness and quality of generic drugs and that may lead to doctors prescribing unnecessarily expensive medications. In a study published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, the researchers said, "Overall, we found that the majority of physicians are comfortable with the efficacy of generic...

2011-01-10 15:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with chronic heart disease are likely to have multiple doctors and take nearly a dozen medications that are filled in at least two different pharmacies -- and that is a problem that is resulting in many patients struggling to keep their medications straight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark. (Logo:...

2010-12-22 07:30:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study looking at in-person, electronic, telephonic, fax and mail communications that counsel patients to stay on their medications concludes that pharmacists at a retail store are the most influential health care "voice" in getting patients to take medicine as prescribed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The research, based on a review of more than 40 years of studies published in medical journals,...

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2010-11-25 08:40:00

A new study, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), says that efforts to make American hospitals safer over the past decade have fallen short. A team of researchers, led by Christopher Landrigan of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, studied a reported 2,300 patient admissions records from 10 North Carolina hospitals selected at random. They discovered that in 588 cases, patients were somehow harmed as a result of medical procedures, medications, or other related...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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