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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 06:05 PM EDT

E-Cigarettes Like Juul Popular Among Teens

E-Cigarettes Like Juul Popular Among Teens

Electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, use among teenagers has spiked in recent years and federal regulators are calling it an epidemic. NBC10 Boston's Kristy Lee takes a new look at sales data of one particular...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 05:30 PM EDT

Dartmouth Study Looks at Violent Video Games and Kids

Dartmouth Study Looks at Violent Video Games and Kids

A new study from Dartmouth College suggests playing violent video games can make children more aggressive.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 01:24 PM EDT

EPA Radiation Rollback Proposal Veers From Mainstream View

EPA Radiation Rollback Proposal Veers From Mainstream View

The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight....

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 11:52 AM EDT

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

The Food and Drug Administration seized "thousands of pages of documents" in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul's San Francisco headquarters last week, the agency said Tuesday. The FDA is...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 02:50 AM EDT

Trump Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illness, Death: Study

Trump Emissions Rule Would Cause More Illness, Death: Study

An official environmental analysis by the government found that as many as 299 premature deaths annually by mid-century would be the result of President Donald Trump's weakening of pollution and fuel-efficiency...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 07:34 PM EDT

NH Resort Says It Was Targeted Unfairly Over Legionnaires'

NH Resort Says It Was Targeted Unfairly Over Legionnaires'

The Hampton Beach resort New Hampshire said was at the center of this summer's deadly Legionnaires outbreak is now saying it is being unfairly targeted. You can see the fluorescent vacancy sign at the Sands...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 05:08 PM EDT

RI Hospital Takes New Approach to Treating Parkinson's

RI Hospital Takes New Approach to Treating Parkinson's

A program in Rhode Island is making a difference for some Parkinson's disease patients.">A program in Rhode Island is making a difference for some Parkinson's disease patients.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 03:58 PM EDT

80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Says

80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Says

The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 05:13 PM EDT

Number of Babies Born With Syphilis Has Hit a 20-Year High

Number of Babies Born With Syphilis Has Hit a 20-Year High

The number of babies born with syphilis has doubled since 2013 and is at a 20-year high, federal health officials said Tuesday. More than 900 U.S. babies were born infected with syphilis in 2017, the Centers for...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 02:05 PM EDT

Pills for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed, Study Says

Pills for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed, Study Says

When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics...

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