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  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 16, 2019

    JUDGE RULES HERNANDEZ'S CHILD CAN'T SUE NFL OVER BRAIN DISEASE

    Hernandez spent three years with the New England Patriots before his 2013 arrest on the first of three homicide charges. The Patriots...

    Child, Brain, Crime & Justice, Health, Music, Sports
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 15, 2019

    IN BOSTON COURTROOM, CANCER RESEARCH TITANS CLASH OVER PATENTS LIKELY WORTH BILLIONS

    The battle over work that led to the Nobel Prize involves issues of scientific credit, honesty and reliability, one expert says, and...

    Cancer, Boston, Business, Crime & Justice, Health, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 14, 2019

    FORMER INSYS CEO SAYS FOUNDER PUSHED FENTANYL SALES ON DOCTORS

    Aaron Leibowitz, who covers the Boston courts for Law360, joined Morning Edition to talk about the Insys trial.

    Boston, Crime & Justice, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 14, 2019

    OPIOID OVERDOSES ARE UP, DEATHS ARE DOWN: THE LATEST FROM MASSACHUSETTS

    The latest quarterly state data show 4 percent fewer fatalities in 2018 as compared to 2017. But, while the number of deaths dropped...

    Drop, Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 13, 2019

    SOME INSURERS DENY COVERAGE TO PEOPLE TAKING DRUG TO PREVENT HIV

    State health officials want to protect people who take drugs like PrEP to prevent transmission of HIV from being denied health insurance.

    Drugs, Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 12, 2019

    MASS. ISSUES GUIDELINES AFTER BOSTON NURSE WAS DENIED LIFE INSURANCE FOR CARRYING NALOXONE

    Massachusetts is advising life and disability insurers not to deny coverage to good Samaritans who carry the overdose-reversal drug...

    Drugs, Disability, Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 11, 2019

    IF A DOCTOR CALLS YOUR DISEASE ‘TREATABLE,' BEWARE. HERE ARE 10 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

    Researchers have found doctors use the word "treatable" to mean that a treatment exists for a disease, but patients tend to think the...

    Health
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 10, 2019

    JUDGE CRITICAL OF MASS. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

    The judge wrote the state has repeatedly violated its own standard of providing certain mental health treatment to seriously ill children...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 8, 2019

    WITH NEW 'TELEHEALTH' BENEFIT, MASSHEALTH LETS PATIENTS GET THERAPY FROM THEIR OWN COUCH

    The benefit is described as "an additional avenue" for patients to seek services such as outpatient counseling or prescriptions for...

    Health
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 8, 2019

    MASS. DOCTOR HELPS BRING MEDICAL CARE TO ELDERLY IN WAR-RAVAGED EASTERN UKRAINE

    Dr. Deane Marchbein is now in eastern Ukraine with Doctors Without Borders. The Arlington native coordinates the group's medical care...

    Boston, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 8, 2019

    BUCKING THE MERGER TREND, ATRIUS AND BLUE CROSS SIGN A NOVEL PAYMENT DEAL

    Atrius and the insurer have signed a seven-year deal that Atrius says will give it the funds to grow, improve patient care, and lower...

    Boston, Business, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 8, 2019

    PEA-SIZED PILL DELIVERS INSULIN SHOT FROM INSIDE THE STOMACH

    Patients usually prefer oral treatment, and comply with it better, but many compounds, including insulin for diabetes, can't survive...

    Digestion, Diabetes, Health
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 6, 2019

    NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATOR WANTS INFO ON PURDUE'S ANTI-ADDICTION MARKETING

    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is asking the FDA to provide information on how it prevents pharmaceutical companies from fueling the opioid crisis...

    Drugs, Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 6, 2019

    SURPRISING HARVARD STUDY FINDS HIGHER SPERM COUNTS IN MEN WHO SMOKE MARIJUANA

    Contrary to previous research, the fertility-clinic study finds that men who smoke marijuana appear to have better sperm counts and...

    Health, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 4, 2019

    MORE THAN 20,000 WOMEN RUSHED TO GET IUDS RIGHT AFTER TRUMP ELECTED, STUDY FINDS

    Based on millions of records for women with commercial insurance, it appears that 700 extra women per day rushed to get IUDs and implants...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 4, 2019

    WHEN YOU'RE A WRECK AND THE DOCTOR TELLS YOU, 'IT'S A VIRUS, JUST DEAL'

    Among all the other nasty symptoms, viral illnesses pose the challenge of waiting it out without the antibiotics you might wish you...

    Health, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 2, 2019

    MAINE ORDERS STORES TO REMOVE EDIBLES CONTAINING CBD

    Health inspectors began informing businesses last week they must remove all foods, tinctures and capsules containing CBD.

    Food, Business, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 2, 2019

    ADVOCATES: MASSACHUSETTS MUST SPEND MORE TO CURB SMOKING

    Anti-smoking advocates are faulting state political leaders for not spending enough money to curb smoking in the Commonwealth.

    Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 1, 2019

    2 CHILDREN DIE OF FLU IN MASS

    Twelve-year-old Aaron Zenus, of Milford, died Wednesday. A girl in Middlesex County whose name was not released has also died, public...

    Flu, Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Feb 1, 2019

    SUIT: PATIENTS WHO USED PURDUE'S DISCOUNT CARDS WERE MORE LIKELY TO GET HOOKED ON OXYCONTIN

    Purdue Pharma created the OxyContin Savings Card so people would stay on the drug for longer periods of time, the Massachusetts attorney...

    Drugs, Boston, Crime & Justice, Health, News