Rocking the health news at The Boston Globe and STAT.

An incomplete list, but worth noting.  Suicide rates up --How to get help Treating drug addiction with drugs --Five myths about addiction meds Community hospitals struggle to compete with better-paid rivals For smaller companies, a presence at BIO conference is a big deal STAT: The Gates Foundation rolls outs details of its new biotech, one … Continue reading Rocking the health news at The Boston Globe and STAT.

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Monday 5/21: The health effects of going green

Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Ari Bernstein, Co-Director, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for a faculty speaker presentation, Health Benefits of Going Green. Bernstein will discuss how actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as burning less coal, can create immediate and local health benefits. This … Continue reading Monday 5/21: The health effects of going green

Tuesday 5/8 at the MGH museum: Influenza — Then (1918) and Now (2018)”

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Mass General Hospital invites you to attend its next evening lecture. "Influenza -- Then (1918) and Now (2018)" will be presented by Martin S. Hirsch, MD, of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm … Continue reading Tuesday 5/8 at the MGH museum: Influenza — Then (1918) and Now (2018)”

NYTimes: How can police subdue a violent suspect without violence? Starr says look to hospital protocols for violent patients.

From The Sunday NYTimes: When a police officer in Cambridge, Mass., punched a black male Harvard student in the stomach multiple times while subduing him this month, the nation was reminded yet again of how quickly confrontations between the police and civilians can intensify beyond what the situation seems to call for. (The student was … Continue reading NYTimes: How can police subdue a violent suspect without violence? Starr says look to hospital protocols for violent patients.

KHN: BU ER doc, NU law prof endorse the Surgeon General’s call for more access to overdose antidote. ‘“It could not have been a better endorsement.”

Nation’s Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible? Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News and Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News When Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory calling for more people to carry naloxone — not just people at overdose risk, but also friends and family — experts and advocates … Continue reading KHN: BU ER doc, NU law prof endorse the Surgeon General’s call for more access to overdose antidote. ‘“It could not have been a better endorsement.”

KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills … Continue reading KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

#Internet-based data can help track the #flu when official data lags

A new paper from a team led but Mauricio Santillana, a mathematician, and member of the computational health informatics team at Boston Children’s Hospital, offers this in a new paper: We show that information from Internet-based data sources, when combined using an informed, robust methodology, can be effectively used as early indicators of influenza activity … Continue reading #Internet-based data can help track the #flu when official data lags