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2010-08-17 09:55:00

Women who drink certain types of beer may be more likely to develop psoriasis, according to a new study published Monday in the Archives of Dermatology, a JAMA/Archives journal. In a study that lasted from 1991 through 2005, researcher and dermatologist Dr. Abrar A. Qureshi from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston looked at more than 1,000 cases of psoriasis among women ages 27 to 44. They discovered that the risk of developing the skin condition was 72-percent...

2010-08-16 16:01:00

Admitting mistakes did not lead to more malpractice claims ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's program of full disclosure and compensation for medical errors resulted in a decrease in new claims for compensation (including lawsuits), time to claim resolution and lower liability costs, according to a study published Aug. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. "The need for full disclosure of harmful medical errors is driven by both ethics...

2010-05-19 19:08:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a grandmother of a baby born prematurely, Elaine Shimberg knows what it's like to see an infant grandson in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and not be able to hold him during each hospital visit. As a woman, she knows what its like to feel a lump in her breast, anxiously await her mammogram test results, and later hear a doctor say, "You have cancer." As a philanthropist, she is helping other women in the community who may someday face...

2010-05-11 06:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), today announced the addition of Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) to the Phase 2 multi-center study entitled "A Phase 2 Study of Oral ENMD-2076 Administered to Patients with Platinum Resistant Ovarian Cancer." Ursula Matulonis, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, will serve as principal investigator. (Logo:...

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2010-05-04 06:54:12

A study released on Monday shows that there are no varying suicidal tendencies in adults who take different types of anti-depressants. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School said that there was no "clinically meaningful difference in risk among individuals taking different classes of medications." "Our finding of equal event rates across anti-depressant agents supports the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to treat all anti-depressants alike...

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2010-04-14 14:04:50

Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person's ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed software that uses mathematical models to help astronauts and ground support personnel better adjust to shifting work and sleep schedules. Outside the space program, the software could help people who do shift or night work or who experience jet lag due to travel across time...

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2010-03-08 13:50:00

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, consuming wine may not lead to weight gain in women. In fact, the opposite might well be true. According to a study recently printed in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston polled over 19,000 women, all United States residents described as average weight, about their drinking tendencies. They then tracked the women's weight fluctuations...

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2010-01-14 14:00:00

New research on chronic sleep loss revealed that simply catching up on lost sleep during the weekend is not the answer to maintaining adequate amounts of rest, The Associated Press reported. After studying the effects of short- and long-term sleep loss, scientists found that the chronically sleep-deprived may function normally soon after waking up, but experience steadily slower reaction times as the day wears on, even if they had tried to catch up the previous night. Lead researcher Dr....

2010-01-12 13:26:00

Research reveals how these cancers shield themselves from immune attack BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melanoma, if not detected in its early stages, transforms into a highly deadly, treatment-resistant cancer. Although the immune system initially responds to melanoma and mounts anti-tumor attacks, these assaults are generally ineffective, allowing more advanced melanomas to win the battle and spread beyond the primary site. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and...

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2009-12-24 07:15:00

The ability to make, test, and map the atomic structure of new anti-cancer agents has enabled a team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists to discover a compound capable of halting a common type of drug-resistant lung cancer. In a study to be published in the December 24/31 issue of the journal Nature, the researchers report that non-small cell lung cancers that had become invulnerable to the drugs Iressaâ and Tarcevaâ were stymied by a compound...


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