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People are willing to to tolerate at least a 99.8 percent rate of unnecessary additional radiologic tests, including surgery to diagnose a single additional extracolonic malignancy

“The primary outcome measure was the maximum false-positive rate that the average participant was willing to accept in exchange for a one-in-600 chance of diagnosing an extracolonic malignancy, or the so-called tipping point.” 927 more words

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A Run to Remember

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More than 600 Harvard faculty, staff, and students laced up their track shoes — or ran barefoot — to participate in the 11th annual… 661 more words

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Bullying and a Culture of Performance

At the 5th Annual Sports Institute of Law and Ethics Symposium at Santa Clara University, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Founder and CEO, Jim Thompson, moderated a star studded panel on bullying including Olympic Champion Brandi Chastain, Harvard Medical School’s Dr. 12 more words



Dr. Joia Mukharjee says racism is to blame for the slow response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and other African countries. Mukharjee is a professor at Harvard Medical School and chief medical officer at the Boston based non-profit Partners in Health. 518 more words


Vitamin D supplementation can decrease risk of respiratory infections in children

Wintertime infection risk cut in half among children with very low initial vitamin D levels

A study conducted in Mongolian schoolchildren supports the possibility that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of respiratory infections in winter. 815 more words

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“If you want to know the real truth about the science, you need to have access to the corporate hard drives of the companies that sponsored that science.”

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UVC Light Kills Wound Bacteria

27 JUL 2012

Ultraviolet (UVC) light can eradicate wound-infecting bacteria on mice increasing both survival and healing rates, according to a paper in the July 2012 issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 318 more words

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