Weekend Links

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We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment:

Why Did It Take So Long to Figure Out Migraines? – Under-researched and highly dismissed, migraines have made sufferers a resourceful bunch. Though a new promising drug might finally offer them relief.

Forecasts of genetic fate just got a lot more accurate – DNA-based scores are getting better at predicting intelligence, risks for common diseases, and more. (featuring Mass General’s Sek Kathiresan, MD, and Amit Khera, MD)

Schizophrenia more prevalent away from green spaces – According to a new study, people who grew up without green spaces are 50 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia compared with those who grew up surrounded by greenery.

Why rudeness is so toxic — and how to stop it – Research shows that rudeness perpetuates rudeness. And the act of being rude or being the recipient of rude behavior can impede productivity, emotions and overall health.

Crafting a Science News Release – The role of a news release in science communication has changed in recent years. Here are some of the best practices gathered by NIH communications offices for writing clear news releases that also inform the public about a scientific finding.

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