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Study finds surge in hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine prescriptions during COVID-19

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examines changes in prescription patterns in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
29-May-2020 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients frequently refuse insulin therapy, delaying blood sugar control

Patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart disease and blindness.
20-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gay and bisexual men have higher rate of skin cancer

In the largest study of skin cancer rates among gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital report important differences in skin cancer prevalence among sexual minorities.
12-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

'Molecular missing link' may explain allergic reactions to personal care products

Boston, MA -- Chemical compounds found in skin creams and other personal care products can cause an allergic reaction in the skin, a common condition known as allergic contact dermatitis (ACD).
3-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hear this: Healthful diet tied to lower risk of hearing loss

Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss.
20-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

More patients with cardiovascular disease now die at home than in the hospital

Despite their wishes, many patients die in hospitals or other facilities. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death both globally and in the U.S., yet little is known about where patients with CVD die.
11-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study supports taking blood cultures before beginning treatment for sepsis

Severe bacterial infections are a leading cause of death globally. Delays in effective treatment can increase the chance that a patient dies but treating a patient before blood cultures are drawn may make it impossible to identify the bacteria
18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers explore the epigenetics of daytime sleepiness

Everyone feels tired at times, but up to 20 percent of U.S. adults report feeling so sleepy during the day that it interferes with daily activities, including working, having meals or carrying on conversations.
29-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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