Category: Mass General Research

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Study Finds A Connection Between What You Buy for Lunch at Work and Your Health

Sometimes making your lunch seems like a hassle, so buying a slice of pizza or a sandwich can be an easy solution. But those purchases can add up after a while and have the potential to affect not only your wallet, but your health as well.

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Mass General Research Roundup for May 2019

Experiencing adverse events at a young age may increase risk of mental health disorder, evaluating the price of skincare products for women and a new model for cancer treatments.

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Why We Need More Diversity in Genetics Research

A team of Mass General researchers recently published a perspective piece that shed light on the fact that majority of publicly available genetic data belongs to people of European ancestry, meaning the medical advances made using European genetic data are less informative to non-Europeans.

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Could This Short Question Help Women at Risk for Intimate Partner Violence?

Mass General researchers were able to identify women at risk for intimate partner violence by adding a screening question to mammography intake forms.

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How Changing Laws on Cannabis are Impacting Pediatric Patient Visits to the Emergency Room

Researchers from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children recently published a review paper taking a detailed look at cannabis-related emergency department (ED) visits by pediatric patients.

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Ladies: If Your Moisturizers Seem Overpriced, It’s Because They Probably Are, Science Finds

In a world full of Photoshop and photo filters it can feel hard to keep up appearances, making the cosmetics industry a booming one. There are day creams, night creams, eye creams, serums, scrubs, face masks and more all marketed toward women, and most come with a hefty price tag. But are the ingredients and packaging really that expensive?

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How a Global Partnership Could Save the Lives of Women and Children in Africa

Young women and expecting mothers are one of the most-affected groups, and research has shown that HIV/AIDS can significantly increase the chances of both maternal deaths and still births. One Massachusetts General Hospital Discovery Foundation Fellow has witnessed the disease’s impact first-hand and is determined to help and give back to her community.

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Mass General Research Institute Externship: Sharing Science with Our Schools

This April, the Mass General Research Institute hosted its first-ever “externship,” where BPS teachers could volunteer to be a part of a four-day experience to learn about research at Massachusetts General Hospital and opportunities to get students involved.

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Weekend Links: Real-life Supersuits, Bug Poop Could Be the Secret to Good Sourdough 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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Why We Need a Better Awareness of How Autism Spectrum Disorder Differs in Women

Are the current clinical guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) weighted too heavily toward male patients? That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers from the Lurie Center for Autism.

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