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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 06:03 PM EST

Using Fat to Combat Obesity

Using Fat to Combat Obesity

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are taking a different approach to reducing body fat by using "good" fat to combat obesity. NBC10 Boston's Kristy Lee explains.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 01:48 PM EST

6 Tips to Prepare For an Ice Storm

6 Tips to Prepare For an Ice Storm

Here are six simple tips to help be prepared in case an ice storm leads to power outages and dangerous conditions outdoors p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:52 PM EST

Study: Many Small Kids in US Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

Study: Many Small Kids in US Are Using Too Much Toothpaste

Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released last week. About 40 percent of kids ages 3 to...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:55 PM EST

Hawaii Considers Cigarette Sales Ban for Anyone Under Age 100

Hawaii Considers Cigarette Sales Ban for Anyone Under Age 100

A Big Island lawmaker has proposed incrementally increasing the minimum age to buy cigarettes, leading to a practical ban across Hawaii. Democratic state Rep. Richard Creagan proposed legislation aimed at...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 11:28 AM EST

Mother's Gut-Wrenching Post Credited With Saving Another Infant's Life

Mother's Gut-Wrenching Post Credited With Saving Another Infant's Life

A Fort Worth mother whose 12-day-old daughter died after contracting HSV-1 saved the life of another Texas infant with a powerful post she shared on Facebook. Herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1, is what...

Monday, Feb 4, 2019 at 06:09 PM EST

Is Juicing a Good Way to Detox?

Is Juicing a Good Way to Detox?

Now that the Super Bowl is over, you might be thinking it's the right time to detox and diet. One Massachusetts doctor, however, says juice detoxing isn't a longterm solution. NBC10 Boston's Kristy Lee...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 11:27 PM EST

2nd Mass. Child Dies From Flu-Related Illness

2nd Mass. Child Dies From Flu-Related Illness

Massachusetts health officials say another child has died as a result of complications from influenza. Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials identified the child as a 4-year-old girl from...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 06:27 PM EST

OxyContin Maker Pushed Opioid as 'Low Risk': Lawsuit

OxyContin Maker Pushed Opioid as 'Low Risk': Lawsuit

The family behind OxyContin raked in billions of dollars as it pushed to keep patients on the powerful painkiller longer despite evidence that the drug was helping to fuel the nation's deadly opioid crisis,...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 09:09 AM EST

12-Year-Old Milford Boy Dies After Catching Flu

12-Year-Old Milford Boy Dies After Catching Flu

A 12-year-old Milford boy is the first child to die from flu-related illness in Massachusetts this winter. The boy, identified by town officials as Aaron Zenus, died Wednesday after being treated at a...

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:08 AM EST

Nearly Half of US Adults Have Heart or Blood Vessel Disease

Nearly Half of US Adults Have Heart or Blood Vessel Disease

A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high...

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