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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:02 PM EDT

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Brain Cancer Treatment

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Brain Cancer Treatment

Researchers have been able to use the Zika virus to target the cells that cause glioblastoma, the brain cancer that claimed the life of Sen. John McCain.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 09:43 AM EDT

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy May Help

Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM EDT

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

2 Million US Teens Are Vaping Marijuana, Survey Finds

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:38 PM EDT

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Watchdog: Foster Kids Are Overprescribed Psych Drugs

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:37 AM EDT

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican Government Abandons Bottled Water, Citing Taste

Puerto Rican government officials resorted to mass finger-pointing after CBS News recently reported that thousands of water bottles were abandoned on the taxiway of a naval base in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. In a...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 06:40 AM EDT

Cost of Mass. Health Care Rises at Slow Speed

Cost of Mass. Health Care Rises at Slow Speed

The cost of health care in Massachusetts continues to rise, but at a pace significantly below expectations.

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:14 PM EDT

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active Shooter Study: Semi-Automatic Rifles Deadlier

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM EDT

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

New research shows that about one-third of doctors who prescribed opioids in the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic gave no reason for doing so, according to NBC News. In 29 percent of cases between...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 02:37 AM EDT

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 05:09 PM EDT

More Children Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

More Children Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea doesn't just affect adults... it affects children as well. Doctors say an increase in childhood obesity is one reason why. NBC10 Boston's Kristy Lee explains.

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