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Vivek Murphy
Politics

Senate Approves Med School Prof. Murthy as Surgeon General

Though President Barack Obama nominated Murthy for the position in Nov. 2013, conservative members of Congress objected to his history of political activism.

Health

Researchers Uncover Link Between Mediterranean Diet, Aging

A recent study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that telomeres, biomarkers of aging, could contribute to the benefits of this dietary pattern.

Research

Blood Mutations May Indicate Higher Cancer Likelihood, Researchers Find

Two independent research teams affiliated with Harvard have found a link between a mutation in the blood and an increase in the likelihood of developing blood cancers.

Research

New Genetic Testing May Aid in Cancer Treatment

Experts say that a new gene screening called the Rapid Heme Panel may be a game-changer in cancer treatment.

Research

Study: Police Face Higher Risk of Cardiac Death Under Stress

The research follows a previous study on the risk of sudden cardiac death members of the fire service face in high stress versus non-emergency situations.

Research

Researchers Recreate Pain-Sensing Neurons

The study specifically aimed to simulate primary afferent nociceptors, very specialized pain-sensing neurons.

HUHS Town Hall
On Campus

HUHS Town Hall

Director of Harvard University Health Services, Dr. Paul Barreira, second from left, answers a student's question at HUHS's second Town Hall meeting this week. The meeting on Wednesday evening in Emerson Hall gave students the opportunity to join in a discussion about proposed changes to HUHS.

Anonymous Question
On Campus

Anonymous Question

UC Vice President, Sietse K. Goffard '15 asks HUHS panelists an anonymous question during a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening in Emerson Hall. Attendees of the meeting were encouraged to ask questions about changes to HUHS, or text Goffard their inquires if they wished to remain anonymous.

Counter Throwback
Harvard Medical School

Study Finds Connection Between Lead Poisoning, Breast Milk

After publishing the results of his study in July, S. Allen Counter, Jr., Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School, has led efforts to mitigate lead poisoning through education.

Research

Study: Anti-HIV Drugs Shown Largely Safe for Pregnant Women

The recent study examined the incidence of negative health effects in infants whose mothers used antiretrovirals and was designed to help doctors assemble the safest combination of HIV drugs by indicating which are associated with the least risk.

Stillman After Hours
College

Stillman Closure Prompts Concern As UHS Releases More Details

On Thursday, UHS Director Paul J. Barreira wrote in an email to the student body that UHS decided curtail urgent-care hours in order to expand same-day appointments and counseling and mental health services.

Harvard Medical School
Health

Med School To Launch $750 Million Campaign

Harvard Medical School is halfway toward its goal of raising $750 million in its piece of the ongoing University-wide capital campaign, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

Stillman After Hours
College

Stillman Infirmary Will Be Shuttered in Health Services Reshuffling

Director of HUHS Paul Barreira said that the motivation for the changes came from a UHS analysis he helped conduct for a couple of years, in which he found that overnight urgent-hour services are underutilized.

School of Public Health

UNICEF Dinner Lauds New Joint Public Health Program

Barrie Landry was honored at the UNICEF Children’s Champion Award Dinner with the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award.

Partners In Health
On Campus

Partners In Health

Shawn D'Andrea, M.D., Storm Portner, and Clark Freifeld, lead a Partners In Health discussion in the Science Center on Wednesday on the current state of Ebola.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

Reconstruction 3.0