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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...

2010-11-16 12:49:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by Harvard, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark researchers has found a direct correlation between the amount of a patient's out-of-pocket co-pay and likely abandonment of the prescription, with patients having a co-pay of $50 almost four times more likely to abandon a prescription at a pharmacy than those paying $10. The study also found that e-prescriptions are 65 percent more likely to be left abandoned at a retail...

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2010-11-15 09:30:00

Women who are employed in high-stress jobs are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than those working in more relaxed conditions, according to research presented at a recent American Heart Association conference. The research, which was led by Dr. Michelle A. Albert of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, determined that women in stressful jobs are 40-percent more likely to suffer from ailments such as blocked arteries and heart attacks. Furthermore, they found that the fear...

2010-11-02 06:30:00

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PureWellness, a leading provider of online wellness solutions and the prestigious Brigham and Women's Hospital have partnered to deliver the Second Annual 'Beat the Holiday Bulge' Weight Management Challenge. Studies have shown that the average person gains anywhere from 1-5 pounds during the holiday season. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 70% of all illnesses are due to lifestyle related causes such as obesity and...

2010-10-06 12:00:00

DENVER, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) proudly announces a new agreement with Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching-affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a healthcare leader in patient quality, safety, and education. The agreement includes MSC's endovascular simulation system, Simantha®, and MSC's curriculum and training services to advance Brigham and Women's Hospital's continuing education and patient safety goals over the next three...

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2010-08-18 06:20:00

As many as 20 percent of U.S. adolescents have some amount of hearing loss, and the problem has worsened in recent years, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Teenagers really underestimate how much noise they are exposed to," said Dr. Josef Shargorodsky of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the study's lead researcher.     "Often the individual won't notice it, but even slight hearing loss may lead to...


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