Tag: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Risky Behavior In Teens May Be Caused By Lack Of Sleep

Researchers found a correlation between not getting enough sleep and the odds of risky behavior in a new study focused on teenagers. Adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to experts.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018

Pill Designed For Long-Term Drug Release Developed

Proper dosage is necessary for effective treatment, but many patients have trouble sticking to their dosing schedules. A new pill design aims to address this by facilitating long-term drug release.

Life April 9, 2016

Is It Possible To Predict Who Will Develop Multiple Sclerosis?

Researchers launched a study involving thousands of family members of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis to see if there’s a way to tell who can get the condition. Positive results will allow for early disease intervention and treatment.

Life February 9, 2016

New Blood Test Can Detect Exposure To More Than 1,000 Viruses: How Virus Profiling Could Shape Future Of Medicine

By detecting more than 1,000 viruses, a new blood test may be the future of medicine. The new technology enables scientists to determine the profile of viruses so breakthrough diagnostic and treatment strategies may be possible, improving the health care delivery system.

Life June 6, 2015

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Unlikely To Cause Breathing Disorder In Babies

Researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts have found that using antidepressant medication during late pregnancy could cause a slight increase in the baby's potential to develop a fatal heart condition.

Life June 3, 2015

Your coffee drinking habits are brewed by your genes

Coffee and caffeine intake has different effects on different individuals. A new study suggests genes may play a role to such differences.

Life October 8, 2014

Sleepless astronauts rely regularly on sleeping pills. Why experts are worried

Astronauts and crew members aren’t taking the much-needed sleep to perform well in their functions and are found to be using sleeping medications a lot. Here’s what a study discovered.

Space August 10, 2014

Scientists regrow cornea using adult stem cells

A breakthrough study identified a way to regenerate human corneal tissue with the use of donor stem cells. A new technique in finding the limbal stems may help studies develop a therapy that may restore sight in the future.

Life July 4, 2014

Most doctors are trigger-happy in prescribing antibiotics, says study

Despite the numerous studies that have proven antibiotics cannot cure acute bronchitis, doctors in the last decade insisted on giving such prescriptions to their patients, a recent study revealed.

Life May 22, 2014

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