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2012-05-22 02:19:32

To dictate or not to dictate? Could the quality of care you receive be affected by how your doctor takes notes? According to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), doctors who dictated their patient notes appeared to have worse quality of care than those who used structured documentation. The study is published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The researchers evaluated 18,569 visits by 7,000 patients with coronary...

2012-05-19 00:04:31

It has been known for years that eating too many foods containing "bad" fats, such as saturated fats or trans fats, isn't healthy for your heart. However, according to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), one "bad" fat–saturated fat–was found to be associated with worse overall cognitive function and memory in women over time. By contrast, a "good" fat–mono-unsaturated fat was associated with better overall cognitive function and memory. This study is...

2012-05-09 19:43:59

According to research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the ingredient that gives hot sauce its heat could play a role in the future of weight loss. Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH Department of Surgery, and his team have published a study investigating whether two surgeries called vagal de-afferentation-which uses capsaicin, the component responsible for the chili pepper's burning sensation-and vagatomy can achieve weight loss and reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases with fewer side...

2012-05-03 11:46:38

Researchers suggest that application of Nobel-prize-winning portfolio theory could provide objective funding allocations that would improve risk/reward trade-off Researchers suggest that application of Nobel-prize-winning portfolio theory could provide objective funding allocations that would improve risk/reward trade-off in years of life lost. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is one of the largest investors in biomedical research–spending approximately $30 billion dollars...

2012-04-30 09:12:11

The new standards, developed by a radiology resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will help ER radiologists diagnose secondary injuries in patients presenting with traumatic shoulder injuries Traumatic shoulder injuries that result in a patient visit to the ER often contain a secondary injury that can cause pain and discomfort in that part of the body after the primary injury has healed. By focusing on the primary injury, radiologists sometimes miss the secondary injury, which can...

2012-04-25 20:30:24

Researchers have a natural sidekick that may resolve the antibiotic-resistant bacteria dilemma Antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to be a global concern with devastating repercussions, such as increased healthcare costs, potential spread of infections across continents, and prolonged illness. However, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) could change the playing field of man versus bacteria. Charles Serhan, PhD, director of the BWH Experimental Therapeutics and...

2012-04-18 02:27:12

Marriott Foundation donates $3 million for research BOSTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital today announced the inception of The Boston Center for Endometriosis, a joint undertaking to discover causes, promote prevention, and develop new treatments and cures for the disease of endometriosis. The Center is the first in the world of its kind and will serve as the premier diagnostic, treatment, research, and...

2012-04-05 09:21:12

A paradigm shift in anti-tumor efficacy and safety in cancer patients A team of scientists, engineers and physicians from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Harvard Medical School (HMS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BIND Biosciences, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Wayne State University Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Weill Cornell Medical College have found promising effects of a first-in-class targeted cancer drug...

2012-03-28 02:24:27

PASADENA, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) ("Alexandria"), through its affiliates, announced today a series of significant transactions resulting in the imminent development of the Longwood Center, an iconic and highly unique collaborative life science hub in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area, one of the world's densest concentrations of academic, medical, and clinical care institutions. The announcement highlights Alexandria's...

Men Who Treat Their Diabetes With Insulin Face Higher Risk Of Heart Disease
2012-03-27 07:07:59

Researchers at Brigham and Women´s Hospital (BWH) have conducted a study showing a link between diabetes and heart risks in men. According to the study, men who used insulin to treat their Type 2 diabetes and who did not have a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) were at a higher risk for major cardiovascular events such as death, heart attack or stroke than those men who had a history of CVD. The BWH team presented their findings at the American College of Cardiology 2012 Annual...