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February 23, 2015
Director's Comments: After Ebola: Curbing Infectious Diseases
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on After Ebola: Curbing Infectious Diseases. The transcript is also available.

An insightful plan to reduce the severity of global infectious disease outbreaks recently was outlined in an editorial published in Science.


February 17, 2015
Director's Comments: Use of Short Term Radiation Therapy
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Use of Short Term Radiation Therapy. The transcript is also available.

Short term radiation treatment (following breast cancer lumpectomies) is increasing for women but most patients receive post-surgical radiation that may be twice as long as necessary, finds a comprehensive study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


February 10, 2015
Director's Comments: Callous, Unemotional Youth Behaviors: New Insights
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Callous, Unemotional Youth Behaviors: New Insights. The transcript is also available.

Recent findings about brain mechanisms, genetic and environmental risk factors, as well as treatment options provide insights into addressing callous and unemotional behaviors among youth, suggests a stimulating research review recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.