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Photo Filters Spark the Need for a Guide to Help Cosmetic Surgeons Recognize Body Dysmorphia Disorder

While flipping through filters can be a fun way to kill time or lighten a mood, researchers are beginning to find the way they artificially alter appearances might have negative consequences.

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Weekend Links: Insect Powder Could Be the Next Whey Protein, Tasting with Your Eyes, Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth and More

Weekend Links is a collection of science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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From the Gut to the Brain: Exploring a New Pathway for the Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

A research project led by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Deepak Vijaya Kumar, PhD, will seek to untangle the connections between microbes in the gut and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ensuring Adequate Measles Protection is Key to Stopping Outbreaks in United States

The measles outbreaks in the states of Washington and New York have generated a lot of headlines in recent weeks, but the good news is that measles remains relatively rare in the United States – and that is because most people have been vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, says Emily Hyle, MD, MSc.

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Weekend Links: Opium-Addicted Parrots, Reasons for Excessive Robocalls, Climate Change-themed Leggings and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Mass General Celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2019

The month of March is Women’s History Month, and every year on March 8th we recognize International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women, support gender equality and raise awareness against gender bias.

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A Coordinated Effort to Improve Pediatric Emergency Care

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have been collaborating on a grassroots campaign to increase the appointment rates of pediatric emergency care coordinators in Massachusetts emergency departments.

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Mass General Researchers Create Program to Ease Emotional Stress in Stroke Patients and Caregivers

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recently conducted a study to identify the factors that contribute to emotional stress after stroke, identify tools and strategies that would provide the most help, and determine an effective timeline and delivery system for an intervention program aimed at preventing chronic depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress in this high risk population.

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Weekend Links: The Importance of Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads, 6 Possible Scientific Reasons for Ghosts and More

Does constant use of technology negatively impact brain health? Do you and your dog have similar personalities?

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Rare Disease Day 2019: Neuromyelitis Optica

Rare diseases can be very complex to treat due to lack of understanding, little to no options for treatment and limited funding. But it is for these reasons that raising awareness and supporting research and funding for rare diseases is so important. In honor of Rare Disease Day this year, we are highlighting a rare disease called neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

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