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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 11:10 PM EDT

'Always a Way Out': Recovering Addicts Share Stories

'Always a Way Out': Recovering Addicts Share Stories

City Hall Plaza was the site of an interfaith candlelight vigil on National Overdose Awareness Day.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 02:10 PM EDT

Mass. Officials Unlikely to Meet Pot Regulation Deadline

Mass. Officials Unlikely to Meet Pot Regulation Deadline

It seems increasingly unlikely that the state's top elected officials will meet a deadline for assembling the agency that will regulate marijuana in Massachusetts.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 06:31 PM EDT

FDA Approves Gene Therapy Treatment

FDA Approves Gene Therapy Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has made a major move by approving the first gene therapy ever available in the United States. The CAR-T cell therapy may help for pediatric and young adult patients with...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 01:24 PM EDT

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM EDT

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 at 11:47 PM EDT

Bracelet Helps Track Fertility

Bracelet Helps Track Fertility

High tech bracelets and mobile apps are not just for tracking your steps or sleep patterns. They're now helping women who struggle with infertility.

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 08:34 PM EDT

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

Public Health Dangers Loom in Harvey-Hit Areas

The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences. It's not known yet what kinds or...

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 06:08 PM EDT

City Sees Drug Overdoses Spiking at Alarming Rate

City Sees Drug Overdoses Spiking at Alarming Rate

There are staggering numbers out of Manchester, New Hampshire, where drug overdoses are spiking at an alarming rate, according to first responders.

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 at 05:57 PM EDT

Harvey Raises Health Concerns

Harvey Raises Health Concerns

The images of flooded homes and streets in Texas have been terribly disturbing. Health officials say the water is not clean and most likely contaminated.

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 01:33 PM EDT

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers

Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions. T...

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