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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 11:33 PM EDT

Amid EEE Outbreak in Mass., Gov. Baker Addresses the Deadly Virus

Amid EEE Outbreak in Mass., Gov. Baker Addresses the Deadly Virus

As the potentially deadly threat grows from EEE, the eastern equine encephalitis virus, Gov. Charlie Baker sat down with several officials Thursday to discuss this summer's outbreak. Seven people have been...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 12:34 PM EDT

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Praise Trump Administration's Move to Ban E-Cigarettes

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Praise Trump Administration's Move to Ban E-Cigarettes

New Hampshire's U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she's glad to see the Trump administration's announcement that it would move to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Shaheen said the surge in youth vaping is alarming and...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT

New Jersey Parents Sue Fertility Clinic in Latest IVF Mix-Up

New Jersey Parents Sue Fertility Clinic in Latest IVF Mix-Up

Two years after a white couple in New Jersey gave birth to a baby girl through in-vitro fertilization, they realized that she had "Asian features." Although the parents say they love their daughter and wouldn't...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:33 PM EDT

1st Human Case of West Nile Virus in Mass. Reported in 2019

1st Human Case of West Nile Virus in Mass. Reported in 2019

A Massachusetts resident has contracted West Nile virus, the Department of Public Health announced Wednesday, marking the first human case of the year. The man, from Middlesex County, is in his 60s, according...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:31 PM EDT

Traffic Light Rating System at MGH Used to Make Healthier Eating Choices

Traffic Light Rating System at MGH Used to Make Healthier Eating Choices

A traffic light rating system being used at Massachusetts General Hospital helps workers, patients and visitors make better eating choices by highlighting the healthier foods in the cafeteria.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:10 PM EDT

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 06:17 PM EDT

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-person operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said. Kenosha County...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM EDT

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money. They worried about...

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