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Exposure to Narrow Band of Green Light Improves Migraine Symptoms

Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches, which affect nearly 15 percent of the world’s population. A new study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published today in Brain,...
13-May-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Researchers Identify Enzyme That Contributes to Development of Lupus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified an enzyme that is significantly elevated in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus and in blood samples of patients with lupus. Published online today in The Journal...
13-May-2016 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Analyses May Predict Risk of Delirium in Older Surgical Patients

Delirium, or sudden severe confusion due to rapid changes in brain function that can occur with physical or mental illness, affects 15% to 53% of older surgical patients. New research led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...
5-May-2016 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Sharp Rise in Hospitalizations and Health Care Costs Associated with Opioid Abuse

Infection is a serious complication of intravenous drug abuse and a major cause of illness and death among intravenous drug users. As the national problem of opioid abuse, including of heroin, continues to grow, new research by clinicians at Beth...
2-May-2016 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening Method Uncovers Drugs That May Combat Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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In recent years, hospitals have reported dramatic increases in the number of cases of the highly contagious, difficult-to-treat, and often deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Now, investigators at Beth...
29-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Awarded Banting Medal from American Diabetes Association

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism whose research has identified fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying obesity, insulin resistance and...
26-Apr-2016 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospitals Earn “A's” for Patient Safety From Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score

For the second time, all four hospitals in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) system have been recognized for their commitments to patient safety with “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which...
26-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect Children’s Lung Health

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According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, improved air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in...
25-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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