HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report – A story on a study led by Marlene Goldman, professor of obstetrics, of gynecology, and of community and family medicine, that discovered women ages 38 and older are more than twice as likely to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization than if they used oral or injectable fertility drugs.
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Dartmouth Study: Tweens in Coached Sports Less Likely to Smoke
New Hampshire Union Leader– A story on a Dartmouth study led by Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, assistant professor of pediatrics, assistant professor of TDI, and a researcher at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, that found preadolescents between ages 10 and 14 are less likely to try smoking if they participate in a coached team sport at least a few times a week.
Anti-Smoking TV Ads Using Anger More Persuasive to Viewers
Business Standard– Researchers have said anti-smoking television advertisements that appeal to viewers’ emotions are more persuasive when they use anger rather than sadness. In the new study, researchers from Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine and Cornell University examined how viewers process those negative emotions.
The Problem With Free Health Care
The New York Times – In this op-ed, H. Gilbert Welch describes flaws he sees in the Affordable Care Act, including that “it favors screening over diagnosis,” he writes.
New Numbers & Research On Autism
NHPR – Stephen Mott, assistant professor of pediatrics and of neurology, and medical director of the Child Development Center at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, was a guest on NHPR’s The Exchange to discuss autism and a report from the Centers for Disease and Control that reveals the disease is increasing at high rates.
Glyn Elwyn et al: Crowdsourcing Health Care – Hope or Hype?
British Medical Journal – In this piece, Glyn Elwyn, professor and senior scientist at TDC and at TDI, discusses research from Maka Tsulukidze, a postdoctoral fellow at TDC, Stuart Grande, a postdoctoral fellow at TDC, and another colleague who all performed different studies on contemporary crowdsourcing platforms for medical patients.
How Many Middle-Aged Men Need HRT?
BBC – This extensive story on the marketing of treatment for low testosterone, or “Low T” discusses research by Lisa Schwartz on the topic. Schwartz, a professor of medicine, of community and family medicine, and of TDI, is quoted extensively in the story and asks, “The question is, is there really any problem here to be treated?”
New Painkiller Zohydro Stokes Concerns in N.H.
NHPR – Gil Fanciullo, a professor of anesthesiology at Geisel and director of pain management at DHMC, was a guest on NHPR’s The Exchange to discuss a new controversial painkiller called Zohydro. “I’m very concerned about the introduction of this drug,” says Fanciullo.
Dartmouth Researchers: Anxiety Over False-Positive Mammogram is Temporary
New Hampshire Union Leader– Continued coverage of a study led by Anna Tosteson that found false-positive mammograms cause increased anxiety, but it doesn’t necessarily affect women’s health. Tosteson, who was interviewed for the story, is a professor of medicine, of community and family medicine, of TDI, and is the James J. Carroll Professor of Oncology at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Geisel School of Medicine.
Doctors’ Free Samples Have a Hidden Cost
NBC News – Steven Woloshin is quoted on a study that found doctors are more likely to prescribe medications if they also offer free samples of those medications. Woloshin, Geisel ’96, is a professor of medicine and community and family medicine and co-director of the Center for Medicine in the Media. He was not involved in the study.