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Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 03:11 PM EDT

62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day

62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day

Better check your raw meat before firing up the grill for Memorial Day. Illinois-based Aurora Packing Company is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that were shipped out for further distribution and...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 02:53 PM EDT

Here Are Some CBD Health Facts

Here Are Some CBD Health Facts

CBD oil is a fast-growing trend that aims to relax its users, but does it actually work? Here's what we do and don't know about CBD. NBC Boston's Kristy Lee reports.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 06:58 PM EDT

The ABCs of CBD

The ABCs of CBD

CBD is being touted as a cure-all for some, but does it actually work, or is it all in your mind?

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:17 AM EDT

Lilly Selling Half-Price Version of Popular Humalog Insulin

Lilly Selling Half-Price Version of Popular Humalog Insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:20 AM EDT

Michael Phelps Honored for Honesty on Mental Health, Helping Others

Michael Phelps Honored for Honesty on Mental Health, Helping Others

Because he is willing to share his story of depression and raise awareness of mental health issues, Michael Phelps was given the fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion on Tuesday night in Boston.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 05:58 AM EDT

Nonprofit Concerned About HIV Spread Among Drug Addicts

Nonprofit Concerned About HIV Spread Among Drug Addicts

A Boston nonprofit is voicing concern about the continued spread of HIV among residents struggling with opioid addiction. The Whittier Street Health Center said Tuesday its outreach team identified two new...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 03:27 PM EDT

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year. A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:48 AM EDT

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:08 AM EDT

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Undercover Moms Fight Fake Autism Cures in Private Facebook Groups

Two moms have spent much of their free time in the last three years infiltrating private Facebook groups where parents of autistic children share dangerous methods that aim to "heal" the kids of the as-yet...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:33 AM EDT

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

'Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits 'Leapfrog' Other Nations

Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The "Medicare for All" plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what's offered in other advanced countries, compounding the...

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