BWH researchers have discovered that in the months following the procedure, the blood vessels in the faces of transplant recipients are actually able to reorganize themselves. Detailed in a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), this “vascular reorganization” provides physicians with a better understanding of the biologic processes that occur during full face transplantation.
New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) published online in The American Journal of Medicine, finds that a higher body mass index (BMI) and larger waist circumference are each associated with higher risk of hearing loss, while a higher level of physical activity is associated with lower risk of hearing loss in women.
Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, affects up to one-third of the population in the United States. In new findings, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that some insomnia symptoms are associated with an increased risk of mortality in men.
The Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine, a collaborative initiative among Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, has been established to create "precision medicine treatment pathways" for patients with advanced cancers and to speed the development of personalized therapies.
Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, a 36-year-old attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, will be nominated by President Obama to become the nation’s 19th surgeon general.
New BWH research finds a connection between the internal body clock and the morning peak of adverse cardiovascular events.
A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) reveals several new gene variants that are associated with how people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) respond to inhaled bronchodilators.
A major collaborative research effort involving scientists at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard University have uncovered a novel signal mechanism that controls how fat storage in the liver can communicate with fat burning in skeletal muscle.
The app tells the story of the hospital’s past, present, and future, and features 17 stops along the self-guided narrated tour.
New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds only incremental improvement in antibiotic prescribing for adults with acute bronchitis and sore throat.
Researchers from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Hormone Therapy Trials are providing the most comprehensive look at the findings to date and providing new information from extended follow up of 27,347 postmenopausal women in the two hormone therapy trials (estrogen plus progestin and estrogen alone).
In a new study, researchers find married people with cancer were about 20 percent less likely to die over a three-year period compared to unmarried people with cancer, regardless of the stage of their cancer.
BWH researchers find that applying a highly reactive, toxic glue on a micro-patterned surface results in very strong “sticking power” with tissue and a significant reduction in the glue’s toxicity.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) today formally announced the public launch of its $1 billion fundraising campaign—the largest in the institution’s history. Themed “Life.Giving.Breakthroughs.,” the campaign focuses on transforming the future of medicine with breakthroughs that save and restore lives.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) found that brachytherapy treatment was associated with better cause-specific survival and overall survival in women with cervical cancer. The population-based analysis also revealed geographic disparities and decline in brachytherapy treatment in the United States.
The five-year study will assess a baby's risks of future diseases and how that information affects the baby's medical care, and the relationship between the parents, baby and baby's pediatrician. The study is funded by a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. The study will be led equally by principal investigators Robert C. Green, MD, MPH at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Alan H. Beggs, Ph.D. at Boston Children's Hospital, both faculty at Harvard Medical School.
New findings from a large, international clinical trial led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), researchers find no excess in the risk of heart attacks with the use of saxagliptin, a new diabetes drug.
New research finds that an early cost-sharing program in Massachusetts designed to cut costs for private Blue Cross Blue Shield patients also lowered costs for Medicare patients who were seen by the same providers.
In a new report from the TRILOGY ACS trial from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in patients without artery-clearing procedures, those who had an angiography (a type of x-ray to view the inside of blood vessels) followed by prasugrel (Effient) had fewer heart attacks and strokes compared to those who had an angiography followed by clopidogrel (Plavix).
NPH is a chronic neurological disorder that usually occurs in older adults and is characterized by walking difficulty, trouble with bladder control and dementia. Because these symptoms often arise during aging and are seen in other disorders, NPH is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease.
A new BWH study of 60 older adults linked 30 days of twice-daily hot cocoa consumption to a 30 percent bump in memory and thinking abilities among those who had impaired blood flow to their brains. Study author Dr. Farzaneh Sorond, a neurologist at BWH, said chocolate seemed to boost the brain’s blood supply, citing an 8.3 percent increase in blood flow after a month’s worth of hot cocoa.
More Americans die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer, but surgeons and radiologists who specialize in treating lung cancer at Brigham and Women's Hospital(BWH) say this week's decision by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to recommend low-dose CT lung cancer screening will save lives.
In a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, researchers have found that even expert searchers, operating in their domain of expertise, are vulnerable to inattentional blindness.
Research led by Rebecca Amariglio, PhD, from the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), finds that the subtle changes that people observe in their own memory -- so called "subjective concerns" -- may help researchers identify people at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) shows that population aging will not cause the number of emergency department (ED) visits to increase between now and 2050. However, visits will become longer and hospitalizations will become more frequent. This research will appear in the July issue of Health Affairs.
Two Brigham and Women's Hospital patients with longstanding HIV infections who underwent bone marrow transplants have stopped anti-retroviral therapy and have no detectable HIV in their blood cells. These new findings will be presented on July 3, 2013 at the International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Timothy Henrich, MD and Daniel Kuritzkes, MD, physician-researchers in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Construction is underway on a new medical research and clinical facility at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) that is designed to transform the future of medicine. The Brigham Building for the Future, an 11-story, 360,000-square-foot building, is being built on the BWH campus at the corner of Fenwood Road and Vining Street.
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