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  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 24, 2019

    STUDY FINDS SIGNS OF BACTERIA AND FUNGI IN MANY VAPING PRODUCTS

    Nearly a quarter of popular high-nicotine products showed signs of bacterial contamination, one more "buyer beware" about vaping, researchers...

    Boston, Health, News, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 20, 2019

    MASS. RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $89 MILLION TO COMBAT OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS

    The goal of the federal grant is to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 3 years and create national models to curb the opioid epidemic.

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 19, 2019

    URGENT CARE ON DEMAND, EXCEPT THIS TIME FOR MENTAL HEALTH

    "Sometimes you just need a quick look to see if there's something that can be done in the moment that might get you back on track for...

    Hospital, Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 18, 2019

    NEW GENETIC 'SCORE' CAN PREDICT RISK FOR OBESITY, STUDY SAYS

    A new study uses genetic testing to assess a person's obesity risk.

    Obesity, Boston, Health, News, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 17, 2019

    71-YEAR-OLD HEART STUDY GETS $38 MILLION GRANT FOR ANOTHER 6 YEARS

    The nation's longest-running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease has received a $38 million grant that will help researchers...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 17, 2019

    HOUSE GOP LEADER SEEKS DEBATE ON OPIOID, VAPING TAXES

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker originally asked for the 15 percent tax as part of his state budget request in January, but it was not...

    Plan, Boston, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 17, 2019

    HARVARD STUDY ON WORKPLACE WELLNESS: BEHAVIORS CHANGE BUT HEALTH DOES NOT - SO FAR

    Researchers followed more than 30,000 employees at BJ's warehouses.

    Boston, Business, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 13, 2019

    AS HEALTH CARE COSTS SOAR, STATE LEGISLATORS FOCUS ON PRICE-CONTROL TECHNIQUES

    Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are zeroing in on prescription drug prices as part of their latest attempt to rein in high health care costs.

    Drugs, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 13, 2019

    'ADAPTOGENS' PROMISE PLANT-BASED REMEDIES FOR STRESS AND MORE, BUT DO THEY WORK?

    Adaptogens. Butter coffee. Essential oils. You can find them on websites ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to Alex Jones's Infowars....

    Stress, Fatigue, Food, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 13, 2019

    STUDY EXPLORES LINK BETWEEN OPIOID PRESCRIBING AND OVERDOSE DEATHS

    A new study uses Massachusetts to look at whether there's a correlation between suspicious prescribing behavior and opioid overdose...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 12, 2019

    COALITION ARGUES DRUG PAYMENT CAPS ARE BEST SOLUTION TO EXCESSIVE PRICES

    Pharmaceutical companies worry that a cap on prices could stifle innovation and new drug discovery.

    Drugs, Boston, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 11, 2019

    'RUNNING DOESN'T MAKE YOU INVINCIBLE': WHY MARATHONERS CAN STILL GET HEART DISEASE

    Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray has message for marathoners, especially those who have coronary artery disease or a...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 10, 2019

    BY THE NUMBERS: SECTION 35 CIVIL COMMITMENTS

    Section 35 is a state law that allows a family member, physician or police officer to ask a court to involuntarily commit someone to...

    Boston, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 10, 2019

    MASS. STUDY: NEED FOR JUDGE'S CONSENT HOLDS UP MINORS' ABORTIONS 6 DAYS ON AVERAGE

    For one in three women under 18 who needed a judge's consent for an abortion, the delay put them past the window when they could use...

    Abortion, Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 9, 2019

    HOSPITAL SAYS PATIENT INFO EXPOSED AFTER PHISHING INCIDENT

    Baystate Health of Springfield says a data breach exposed information about some 12,000 patients.

    Hospital, Boston, Crime & Justice, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 8, 2019

    CAN AI HELP DOCTORS DIAGNOSE DISEASES? NEW ENGLAND RESEARCHERS PROBE BENEFITS, CHALLENGES

    Dr. Isaac Kohane, one of the paper's authors and chair of the biomedical informatics department at Harvard Medical School, joined WBUR's...

    Boston, Health, News, Science, Technology
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 7, 2019

    BOSTON CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST NEW STATE ABORTION LEGISLATION

    O'Malley said as a human rights issue, the bill is unjustified, unnecessary and will have extreme consequences for the protection of...

    Abortion, Boston, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 6, 2019

    IN WORCESTER, STATE'S ONLY RESIDENTIAL ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS CLOSES

    The Highland Grace House was abruptly closed this week. Officials said the program was underutilized, making it financially unsustainable.

    Adolescence, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 6, 2019

    FINAL ARGUMENTS WRAP UP IN INSYS FOUNDER'S FEDERAL CASE

    Aaron Leibowitz covers the Boston courts for Law360 and was on Morning Edition Friday to talk about the federal court case against...

    Boston, Crime & Justice, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Apr 6, 2019

    SAVING DEDDI'S LIFE: WHAT DONATING STEM CELLS TO MY FATHER TAUGHT ME

    A daughter gets a rare chance to help give her father life - and learns that African-American stem-cell donors are especially needed.

    Health