A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study showed dramatic drops in hospital visits for heart attacks and stroke, which likely led to uncounted deaths at home during the COVID crisis. Perhaps more troubling is the potential for long-term damage to decades’ work to catch conditions in their earliest, most treatable stages.
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An outpouring of volunteers and equipment from the Harvard medical community have helped a Harvard hospital testing lab meet COVID’s challenge.
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Team at Harvard plans to launch a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the fall.
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Aldatu Biosciences, a company born in Harvard’s labs and nurtured in its entrepreneurial ecosystem, helps the region ramp up COVID-19 testing.
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Boston-area researchers are collaborating as part of an international partnership working on a response to the new coronavirus.
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With legal marijuana easier to find, a Harvard professor addresses myths and progress finding answers about pot’s health impacts.
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A national analysis revealed an alarming decline in primary care use, which is associated with better health outcomes than episodic, inconsistent care. The decline was most pronounced among younger Americans and those without complex medical conditions.
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Researchers applied new techniques to old samples from a 2005 dietary study to show that a focus on eating healthy rather than obsessing over a single nutrient can improve heart health.
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Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables have long been thought to be good for you, new research finds a mechanism for its cancer-fighting abilities and points the way to a new anti-cancer drug.
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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have linked a common dietary element to breast cancer drug resistance, raising the prospect of a new way to attack a major cause of breast cancer death.
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