Health News | NBC10 Boston

Health News

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 08:18 AM EST

Guns Kill Twice as Many Kids as Cancer Does, New Study Finds

Guns Kill Twice as Many Kids as Cancer Does, New Study Finds

A new study out Wednesday found that nearly twice as many children died from gun injuries in 2016 than from cancer, making guns the second-leading killer of children in the U.S., NBC News reported. Only car...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 05:49 PM EST

Somerville to Become 1st Mass. City to Restrict Vaping Sales

Somerville to Become 1st Mass. City to Restrict Vaping Sales

A Massachusetts city is becoming the first one to restrict the sale of vaping products and menthol cigarettes. The Somerville Board of Health recently voted to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes and menthol...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 06:29 PM EST

Getting Over 'Fortnite' Addiction

Getting Over 'Fortnite' Addiction

Parents of "Fortnite"-addicted players are being urged to set limits for the wildly popular third-person shooter video game and learn how to spot signs of gaming addiction in their child. 

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 03:51 AM EST

Calif. Doctor Arrested After 5 People Overdose on Opioids

Calif. Doctor Arrested After 5 People Overdose on Opioids

A doctor who owns an urgent care facility in Irvine was arrested Tuesday on charges of illegally distributing opioids, including to a man charged with running over and killing an off-duty Costa Mesa fire captain...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 08:48 AM EST

Unemployment, Income Affect Life Expectancy, Data Show

Unemployment, Income Affect Life Expectancy, Data Show

Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 07:47 AM EST

US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 05:04 PM EST

After Judge's Ruling Against 'Obamacare,' What Happens Now?

After Judge's Ruling Against 'Obamacare,' What Happens Now?

A federal judge's ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court. Judge Reed O'Connor's...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 02:09 PM EST

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 01:57 PM EST

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:37 AM EST

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Twice as many high school students have picked up a vaping habit compared to last year - a large, unprecedented jump that is alarming health officials who say teenagers do not realize there is nicotine in...

Photos & Videos

Top Stories

  • Crashes Reported Amid Icy, Slushy Road Conditions

    Several crashes have been reported amid icy road conditions across Massachusetts after a quick-moving storm brought snow and freezing rain overnight. Stop-and-go traffic was reported on Interstate 95 southboun...

  • 1 Killed, 4 injured in Blandford Multi-Truck Crash

    One person was killed after a multi-vehicle crash involving two tractor-trailers in Blandford, Massachusetts. State police said the crash happened at 2:40 a.m. Thursday when a tractor-trailer was traveling...

  • Cardinal O'Malley in Rome for Summit on Clergy Sex Abuse

    Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley is in Rome to help lead a summit that brings church leaders together to discuss the sexual abuse and cover-up scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church and ignited anger across...

  • Test Identifies Drug Found in Jail Toilet as Fentanyl

    Prosecutors say a bag of drugs recovered from a toilet at a Massachusetts jail contained fentanyl and not heroin as initially thought. The Salem News reports that 43-year-old William Cruz, of Lynn, is now...

  • Mom Says Daughter Was Hospitalized Before Arson Arrest

    The mother of a Massachusetts college student charged with setting fires in her dormitory says she was hospitalized for an emergency psychiatric evaluation before her arrest. The Sun Chronicle reports that Jane...

  • Mechanical Issue Shuts Down HOV Lane on I-93

    The HOV lane of Interstate 93 in Boston is closed, according to MassDOT. A mechanical issue in the HOV opening lane on I-93 north prompted the closure. Officials did not detail what the issue is and they...

More Top Stories »

What's New
NBC10 Boston Frequently Asked Questions
NBC10 Boston Frequently Asked Questions
NBC10 Boston is an NBC Owned Television Station serving the Greater Boston area. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out