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Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

Children whose caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report by experts at Beth Israel Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Children’s...
15-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Method Quickly Tests Hard-to-Treat Bacteria’s Susceptibility to Different Antibiotics

The recent emergence of bacterial infections that are resistant to many existing antibiotics is driving an urgent need for tools to quickly identify the small number of therapies that are still effective for individual patients. Currently,...
14-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neuroscientists Warn Against Self-Administered Brain Stimulation

Noninvasive electrical brain stimulation offers hope as a potential new tool to ease the symptoms of certain diseases and mental illnesses. But neuroscientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Perelman School of Medicine at...
8-Jul-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies a Developmental Cause of Cardiac Hypertrophy

Investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified a developmental cause of adult-onset cardiac hypertrophy, a dangerous thickening of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure and death. Reported online in The...
7-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tool Can Predict Individual’s Risk of Psychotic Disorders

A new risk calculator can predict an individual’s risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a new study published today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The research involved collaborators from nine sites,...
5-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Electric Mesh Device Gives the Heart an Electromechanical Hug

A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Seoul National University has developed a new electric mesh device that can be wrapped around the heart to deliver electrical impulses and improve cardiac...
28-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Shows Vaccine Protection Against Zika Virus

The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been shown to lead to fetal microcephaly and other major birth defects. The World Health Organization...
27-Jun-2016 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH, Joins OpenNotes as Executive Director

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Prominent health policy and public health researcher, Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH, is joining the growing OpenNotes team and the Harvard Medical School faculty. As Executive Director, DesRoches will lead the OpenNotes movement toward national...
22-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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