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Week of: Nov. 12, 2012 Boston.com/Health Blogs: Daily Dose | White Coat Notes
This Week's Highlights
Taking DHA while pregnant helps newborns fight colds

Taking DHA while pregnant helps newborns fight colds

Infants whose mothers take a supplement containing docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, during pregnancy could be more successful at fighting off colds, researchers found.
SpongeBob in hot water from study of 4-year-olds

SpongeBob in hot water from study of 4-year-olds

A study suggests just nine minutes of the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants can cause short-term attention and learning problems.
His work has gone viral
G FORCE | JOHN M. COFFIN

His work has gone viral

Q. Why are you convinced that this virus doesn’t cause chronic fatigue, that it was seen in samples of patients because of laboratory contamination, not because the virus is in the patients?
On the nose

On the nose

Research into the sense of smell has increased dramatically in recent years, resulting in new insights into its importance.
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Health Answers
What is a panic attack?
We often hear the term “panic attack” to describe fear or stress, but the medical definition is much more specific and severe.

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Week of: Nov. 12, 2012 Boston.com/Health Blogs: Daily Dose | White Coat Notes