Taking the “Ewww”… out of snail cream
June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

Great news for all those women (and men) who have wanted to try the beautifying effects of snail slime but could never get past the “ick” factor. 20yrsyounger.com promises to get rid of the Ewww… while still letting women reap the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of snail slime cream. The process itself is called lyophilisation [...]

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Strong sense of purpose unites Harvard’s six Rhodes Scholars
November 24, 2013 – 7:12 pm | No Comment
Strong sense of purpose unites Harvard’s six Rhodes Scholars

A new setting — Oxford — for bold visions Their interests range from exploring the nexus of medicine, psychology, and sexuality to applying statistics to immunology research, but one thing Elizabeth Byrne, Alexander Diaz, Aurora Griffin, Andrew Lea, Paolo Singer, and Katherine Warren have in common is a desire to change the world for the [...]

How Rwanda Is Dramatically Expanding Its Health Workforce
November 21, 2013 – 10:07 pm | No Comment
How Rwanda Is Dramatically Expanding Its Health Workforce

How Rwanda Is Dramatically Expanding Its Health Workforce Innovative partnership aims to bridge human resource On the heels of a World Health Organization warning in Brazil last week that the world faces a shortage of 7.2 million health workers, a special report published Nov. 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine marks a pivot [...]

Head of the Class
November 21, 2013 – 9:30 pm | No Comment
Head of the Class

Head of the Class Giant skull and foot models donated to Warren Anatomical Museum Thomas Dwight lectures to medical students in 1906 using two skull models. The one at right has just been donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum, while the one at left is still used today in the teaching of anatomy. Image: Photograph [...]

In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again
November 19, 2013 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again

In crowded Philippine IDP camp, children learn to smile again ZAMBOANGA, 19 November 2013 (IRIN) – Two months after renegade Muslim militants opposed to efforts by the Philippine government to end a decades-long rebellion laid siege to the southern city of Zamboanga, traumatized children are learning to laugh again. A girl reconnects with friends who [...]

Examining the Impact of Stress
November 18, 2013 – 11:15 pm | No Comment
Examining the Impact of Stress

Examining the Impact of Stress Symposium explores transdisciplinary studies on stress and its role in health disparities Exactly how much does stress really contribute to disparities in disease and premature mortality, and specifically, what is its role in cancer and cardiovascular disease? To arrive at some answers, and encourage collaboration on transdisciplinary approaches to studying [...]

Unnecessary Testing?
November 18, 2013 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
Unnecessary Testing?

Unnecessary Testing? Study finds inappropriate laboratory testing throughout medicine Laboratory testing is health care’s single highest volume activity, with more than 5 billion tests performed each year in the U.S. A new study examining 15 years’ worth of published research reveals some surprising findings about blood tests. Led by investigators at Harvard Medical School and [...]

Save the oceans from warming
November 18, 2013 – 8:56 pm | No Comment
Save the oceans from warming

Save the oceans from warming WARSAW, 18 November 2013 (IRIN) – The Earth’s oceans are being forced to absorb more and more planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, causing them to acidify at rates not seen in the last 300 million years, says a new report released for policymakers today at the UN climate talks in Warsaw. A [...]

Polio drive to target millions in Horn
November 18, 2013 – 8:43 pm | No Comment
Polio drive to target millions in Horn

Polio drive to target millions in Horn KISUMU, 18 November 2013 (IRIN) – Efforts to stop the spread of polio in the Horn of Africa region are being ramped up with major immunization campaigns underway, targeting millions of vulnerable children. Polio mainly affects children under five years of age/ Photo: Jane Some/IRIN There have been [...]

Haiyan Typhoon – David Guetta & Secretary-General Philippines Appeal
November 18, 2013 – 8:39 pm | No Comment
Haiyan Typhoon – David Guetta & Secretary-General Philippines Appeal

Haiyan Typhoon – David Guetta & Secretary-General Philippines Appeal United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international music artist David Guetta came together at the United Nations to ask for your help in supporting relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. … … Millions of people have been affected by this disaster. Families have lost [...]

New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens.
November 18, 2013 – 8:07 pm | No Comment
New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens.

New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens. To be used for teaching, assessment, faculty development In many ways, the stately, white marble buildings around the Harvard Medical School quadrangle don’t look any different today than when they were first erected in 1906, but visitors can now walk into one of them – the Tosteson Medical Education Center – [...]