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Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:01 AM EDT

Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds. It's the first...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:24 AM EDT

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Recalled Over Botulism Risk

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Recalled Over Botulism Risk

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling about 59,000 jars of its Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip that could potentially lead to botulism if eaten. Kraft is voluntarily recalling 15-ounce glass jars with...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 11:30 PM EDT

Flowers Foods Recalls 2 Products; Milk Supplier Eyed

Flowers Foods Recalls 2 Products; Milk Supplier Eyed

Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling two of its bread products, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday, the latest foods to be recalled in recent days due to concerns about salmonella in an...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 09:09 AM EDT

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 04:28 PM EDT

Massachusetts Launches Probe Into Popular E-Cigarette Maker

Massachusetts Launches Probe Into Popular E-Cigarette Maker

Massachusetts' attorney general is launching an investigation into a popular e-cigarette maker. Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday she wants to find out whether California-based Juul Labs is tracking...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 07:45 AM EDT

Walmart Drug Program Often Cheaper Than Medicare: Study

Walmart Drug Program Often Cheaper Than Medicare: Study

It's often cheaper for some Medicare patients to buy prescription drugs through Walmart's $4 generic program than through their own health insurance, according to a study out Monday. The study's lead author...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 04:23 AM EDT

AIDS Drugs Show More Promise for Preventing New Infections

AIDS Drugs Show More Promise for Preventing New Infections

New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. There were no infections among...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 05:22 PM EDT

NH Cafe to Serve Food Made From Cannabis Extract

NH Cafe to Serve Food Made From Cannabis Extract

Inside Fresh Vibes Café in Rochester, New Hampshire, something new is brewing. "It's a cup of coffee that gets you off painkillers, opioids, all addictions that are out there," said chef Leighton Knowles. The...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 01:50 PM EDT

Health Care Industry Branches Into Fresh Meals, Rides to Gym

Health Care Industry Branches Into Fresh Meals, Rides to Gym

That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up. Health...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM EDT

Drug Overdoses Spike in Philly, 2 EMS Workers Attacked

Drug Overdoses Spike in Philly, 2 EMS Workers Attacked

Health officials are investigating a sudden spike in non-fatal drug overdoses in the Philadelphia area over the weekend. Officials say more than 100 people were hospitalized between Friday and Saturday....

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    Multiple emergency crews are responding to an accident scene in Canton, Massachusetts. The accident happened late Sunday night on Interstate 93 at Interstate 95 in Canton. Drivers are encouraged to avoid...

  • 31-Year-Old Man Dies in Possible Drowning in NH

    New Hampshire State Police are investigating a suspected drowning after a 31-year-old man was found unconscious in the Ammonoosuc River. Police received a call around 12:40 p.m. Sunday for a report of a...

  • 3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Struck By Car in Worcester

    A 3-year-old boy was killed Sunday when he was struck by a car in Worcester, Massachusetts. Police responded to the area of 11 Laurel Street around 2:45 p.m. for a report of a child struck by a car. The victim...

  • 24 Cars Broken Into in Quincy in 2 Days

    Quincy Police are urging the public to be vigilant and hide their valuables after two dozen vehicles were broken into in two days. Instead of searching for vehicles that were unlocked, police said the suspects...

  • Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Ticks Up Slightly in July

    The Massachusetts unemployment rate has ticked up slightly to 3.6 percent in July compared to 3.5 percent in June. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' preliminary job estimates indicate that Massachusetts added...

  • Human Remains Found in Connection With Missing Priest Case

    The remains of a former Massachusetts priest, who was reported missing Aug. 1 in southeastern Texas near the Mexico border, may have been found. The human remains were found buried three miles east of Santa...

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