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Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:53 AM EDT

Medical Marijuana Vendor Could Receive State's 1st License

Medical Marijuana Vendor Could Receive State's 1st License

For Sam Barber, this has been years in the making — first setting up a dispensary for medical marijuana, then on the cusp of selling pot for recreational use.

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 07:00 AM EDT

Exercise on the Rise in US, But So Is Obesity, Survey Finds

Exercise on the Rise in US, But So Is Obesity, Survey Finds

It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese. About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each...

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 07:36 AM EDT

Abortion Rights Advocates Sound Alarm on Kennedy Exit

Abortion Rights Advocates Sound Alarm on Kennedy Exit

Upon news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, fear for the future is spreading among abortion rights advocates, NBC News reported. At the same time, anti-abortion groups predicted a once-in-a...

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 05:50 PM EDT

Could Pellet Therapy Make You Feel Young Again?

Could Pellet Therapy Make You Feel Young Again?

Everyone experiences changes in their bodies as they age from feeling more tired or even dealing with "brain fog". But now there are hormones in the form of a tiny pellet that could make you feel...

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 11:41 AM EDT

New, Fast-Acting Flu Drug Gets Priority FDA Review

New, Fast-Acting Flu Drug Gets Priority FDA Review

A pill that is touted to help rein in flu symptoms with a single dose is getting a speedy review from the Food and Drug Administration, NBC News reported. The pill's manufacturer, Genentech, said Tuesday...

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 08:15 PM EDT

The Push to Break Wasteful Food Habits

The Push to Break Wasteful Food Habits

Most people throw out food that is still OK to eat. Experts gathered for a summit at Harvard University are looking to change that.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 06:06 PM EDT

Study Finds Flight Attendants at Higher Risk for Skin Cancer

Study Finds Flight Attendants at Higher Risk for Skin Cancer

A new Harvard University study is the first in the United States to show that flight attendants get skin cancer at higher rates than average people. NBC10 Boston's Kristy Lee looked at the findings.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 05:45 PM EDT

Officials Detect West Nile Virus for 1st Time in 2018

Officials Detect West Nile Virus for 1st Time in 2018

The Massachusetts Department of Health has announced the first positive case of West Nile virus this summer.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 12:01 PM EDT

Invasive Bufo Toads Pose a Deadly Threat to Pets

Invasive Bufo Toads Pose a Deadly Threat to Pets

Bufo toads, also known as Cane toads, is not native to the U.S. The species was introduced to Florida’s sugar cane fields to control pests in 1936. Intentional and accidental releases caused them to spread. The...

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 08:51 AM EDT

Doctors Try Using Poliovirus to Attack Brain Tumors

Doctors Try Using Poliovirus to Attack Brain Tumors

One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified...

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