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Five Things to Know: What Causes Night Sweats and How Do You Treat Them?

Two Mass General clinicians were recently featured in an article about the causes of night sweats and how to treat them. Here are five things to know.

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Fitness Trackers Monitor Our Physical Health, But Could They Monitor Our Mental Health Too?

Diagnosis and treatment for mental health disorders can be a time and resource-intensive process for patients and providers alike. Could data from digital fitness trackers help?

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Weekend Links: What Causes the Urge for Late-night Snacking, Hip-hop Music Makes for Tastier Cheese 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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Researchers Find Immune Cells in the Gut May Affect the Speed of Your Metabolism

Researchers from Mass General recently published a study in Nature that found how certain immune cells in the gut could regulate metabolism and possibly contribute to diseases like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Ketamine Approval Offers New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression, But Questions Remain

While the FDA’s approval of the first ketamine-based drug for treatment-resistant depression is encouraging, there are still a lot of details to work out, says Cristina Cusin, MD.

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Weekend Links: Rats Can’t Puke, Why Cats Always Land on Their Feet, People Who Can Actually Smell Parkinson’s 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 Investigators Dig Deeper into the Science of Sleep

Three recent studies from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital that look at the connections between sleep and health.

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