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Study Reveals Link Between Moderate Drinking and Heart Health

Study Reveals Link Between Moderate Drinking and Heart Health

Mass General Hospital Researchers Uncover Why Light-to-Moderate Drinking Is Tied to Better Heart Health A new study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, offers an explanation for why light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with lower risk of heart disease. For the first time, …

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Gene Therapy- Long-term Contraception in Female Domestic Cats

Gene Therapy- Long-term Contraception in Female Domestic Cats

Gene Therapy Produces Long-term Contraception in Female Domestic Cats Currently there are no contraceptives capable of producing permanent sterilization in companion animals. Spaying, the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus, is the most widely used strategy to control unwanted reproduction in female cats.  For the first time, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a …

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Understanding Ketamine and its Dual Effects

Understanding Ketamine and its Dual Effects

Ketamine can lessen the effects of depression but can also trigger dissociative symptoms—such as detachment and out-of-body experiences  EEG tests revealed that ketamine produces antidepressant and dissociative effects in individuals by activating different structures in the brain via distinct circuits  The findings could help scientists design new therapies for depression with fewer side effects  Ketamine …

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Study: Pandemic Takes Toll on Liver Health, Especially for One Group

Pandemic Takes Toll on Liver Health, Especially for One Group

Study finds alcohol-related liver disease soared in nearly all states during the pandemic, with one race particularly affected  Alcohol consumption increased substantially across the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the impact was greatest among American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations, where deaths from alcohol-associated liver disease were six times those of white …

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Alzheimer's disease

AI may aid in identifying Alzheimer’s disease from brain scans

Although investigators have made strides in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease using high-quality brain imaging tests collected as part of research studies, a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) recently developed an accurate method for detection that relies on routinely collected clinical brain images. The advance could lead to more accurate diagnoses.  For the study, …

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