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The biggest boons in ALS research have been seen in work on genes and biomarkers — ways to identify the disease and its progress within... [Read More]
Massachusetts is leading the nation in driving down opioid prescriptions, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts report released yesterday. "It's only one... [Read More]
The Ice Bucket Challenge — which saw tens of thousands of people dump ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014 — brought... [Read More]
The City Council is considering ways to let noncitizens vote in city elections based on a controversial measure being pushed by Council President Andrea Campbell... [Read More]
Women may be able to prevent severe mental illness in their children by consuming enough folic acid — found in foods such as grains, rice,... [Read More]
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a drug that can disarm cancer cells, allowing the body to use its own defenses against the... [Read More]
The brains of the late state auditor and former boxer Joe DeNucci and the late National Hockey League player Jeff Parker have been found to... [Read More]
One in five Bay Staters have used marijuana in the last 30 days, according to the state Department of Public Health — a high number... [Read More]
Boston is about to get hit with a blazing heat wave, and local docs are warning residents to pay attention to signs of heat-related illness... [Read More]
People who spend too much time playing video games can now be diagnosed with "gaming disorder," according to a recent announcement by the World Health... [Read More]
A cheap, old-school vaccine for tuberculosis has been used to restore blood sugar levels to near-normal in Type 1 diabetes patients, giving hope for affordable... [Read More]
Brigham and Women's surgeon and Harvard's Ariadne Labs founder Dr. Atul Gawande will bring his public health prowess to a new role at the helm... [Read More]
  A cheap, old-school vaccine for tuberculosis restored blood sugar levels to near-normal in type 1 diabetes patients, giving hope for affordable and effective treatments... [Read More]
Father-son duo Rick and Eric Dyer share more than just DNA and a last name. Their bond stems from a mutual struggle with a sometimes... [Read More]
Local researchers have, for the first time, found a possible link between heart disease and the flavoring used in electronic cigarettes — products largely marketed... [Read More]
Friends and family of a 32-year-old Somerville woman in a medically induced coma awaiting a lung transplant are raising money for her surgery, which they... [Read More]
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital are developing a surgery in a pill that has the potential to replace invasive weight loss procedures, they say.... [Read More]
The tragic suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have shed light on a national crisis that, according to recent data, continues to worsen in... [Read More]
Researchers envision a future in which each patient can receive individually tailored treatment based on their genomic information, and patient data can help develop new... [Read More]
New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft spoke at the BIO International Convention yesterday — where Gov. Charlie Baker announced $20 million in tax incentives for... [Read More]