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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

Family Made Billions on Opioid as Crisis Raged, Filing Says

Family Made Billions on Opioid as Crisis Raged, Filing Says

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...

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 08:06 PM EST

Wakefield Barbershop Helps People Struggling With Addiction

Wakefield Barbershop Helps People Struggling With Addiction

Over The Top Barbershop in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is where you go to get the best fade or a fresh lineup. "I still have customers back in Springfield that drive an hour, two hours, to come and see me," said...

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 05:35 PM EST

E-Cigs Outperform Patches and Gums in Quit-Smoking Study

E-Cigs Outperform Patches and Gums in Quit-Smoking Study

A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research,...

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM EST

Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. The...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 06:22 PM EST

Israeli Co. That Claims Cancer Cure Faces Years of Testing

Israeli Co. That Claims Cancer Cure Faces Years of Testing

An Israeli biotech company said preliminary research on mice gives it hope of developing a cancer cure “within a year’s time” — but it still has years of testing ahead of it before it could get U.S. approval...

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 09:39 AM EST

Research Team Targets Diseases With Mosquito Birth Control

Research Team Targets Diseases With Mosquito Birth Control

Researchers at the University of Arizona are studying birth control for mosquitos in an effort to decrease the rate of mosquito-borne diseases transmitted to humans. 

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