Category: School of Medicine

Adults who were preemies may face more mental health risks

Reuters Bob Joseph, School of Medicine Adults who were born prematurely at a very low birth weight may be more likely to experience mental health problems like depression and anxiety, a recent study suggests… Expert quote: “Very preterm birth can disrupt normal development of the brain and other physiological systems that support emotional and behavioral […]

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise for Safely Treating, Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 8, 2017 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, Diabetes Drug Shows Promise for Safely Treating, Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease  First Time Tested in Humans  (Boston)– As the number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rapidly increases, new treatments as well as blood tests that are simple and can be easily performed in a […]

Women who undergo IVF treatment within 21 days of clocks going forward are TWICE as likely to miscarry

Daily Mirror Wendy Kuohung, School of Medicine  “Putting the clocks forward in spring doubles the number of miscarriages in women who have undergone IVF treatment, according to new research…” Expert Quote: “We don’t know for sure, but it may be the stress from moving to spring daylight saving time where the body’s rhythm os disrupted by the […]

Just why is football ignoring all the evidence linking head injuries with CTE and dementia?

Daily Mail Ann McKee, School of Medicine Two years ago, FA chairman Greg Dyke apologised to Jeff Astle’s family after The Mail on Sunday exposed the football authorities’ failure to deliver life-saving research into a possible link between head injuries and dementia… Expert quote: “‘There is an obfuscation of the facts,’ said Boston University Professor […]

CTE Could Become A Problem For Soccer, Study Finds

CBS Las Vegas Ann McKee, School of Medicine Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly referred to as CTE, is a disastrous brain disease that is currently plaguing the National Football League, but a study shows that soccer is not impervious to CTE… Expert quote: ““I think it points out again that this is an equal-opportunity disease,” said Dr. Ann […]