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A neighborhood health clinic partnered with a community-based organization will join forces to help connect those suffering in the aftermath of homicides and other violence with trauma services.
The March for Science, says Dr. Jason Wasfy of Massachusetts General Hospital, "is not about politics so much as it is about really hammering home that science matters. And in biomedical science, it matters for our patients' lives."
Many local religious leaders say a new part of their mission is to understand and help with the ravages of the opioid epidemic, but the issue of spirituality and addiction treatment is complicated.
The chance of death after heart attack rises 13 to 15 percent on marathon days in 11 U.S. cities. The culprit isn't runners collapsing on the course. It's delays due to road closures.
"The nearly half a billion dollars in Massachusetts NIH grants likely to vanish under the Trump budget are a serious concern for our innovation-based economy. At Dana-Farber alone, we could lose $23 million in the first year. "
The sinister Soviet-era tale of scientific villain Trofim Lysenko -- whose denunciations sent colleagues to the Gulag and whose fabricated findings led to starvation -- is newly topical as an American "March for Science" looms.
If approved, the Massachusetts Medical Society says it would become the first statewide physicians group to endorse the idea of a room where a doctor or nurse monitors drug users as they use illegal substances.
Public bathrooms are one of the few places where people can find privacy away from home to use intravenous drugs. That's leaving staff at fast food restaurants, libraries and town halls struggling with how to address safety concern for the public and for users.