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- NH Woman With Late-Stage Cancer To Get Medical Marijuana Card NH health officials have approved a lung cancer patient's application for an identification card that will allow her to buy medical marijuana in Maine.
- MIT Researchers Use High-Speed Video To Show How Sneezes Infect Us MIT's high-speed video shows how phlegm breaks up into droplets and spreads in a sneeze. It may someday help improve infection control.
- New Wearable Technology Tracks Stress Level The device tracks the pattern of your breath to determine if you're calm, focused, or tense.
- Doctors' White Coats May Spread Bacteria According to a recent report, a growing number of doctors believe the iconic white coats should be retired.
- Mayor Walsh Proposes Raising Tobacco Purchase Age In Boston To 21 Boston Mayor Marty Walsh proposed changes to the city's tobacco regulations Wednesday that would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco and nicotine products to 21.
- Coffee Could Lower Risk Of Premature Death, Harvard Study Finds Researchers say 3-5 cups a day can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
- More People Experience Cybersickness From Technology More and more users of technology are developing nausea and dizziness.
- Digital Glasses Help Kids With 'Lazy Eye' The glasses, called Amblyz, have been approved by the FDA and cost around $450.
- I-Team: Unregulated Dental Products Pose Health Threat There are no regulations or mandatory inspections before these items are put in a patient’s mouth.
- Two Boston Hospitals To Sequence Genome Of Newborns For The First Time Ever For the first time ever doctors at Brigham & Women's and Boston Children's Hospital are sequencing the genome of newborns.
- Local Researchers Use Toenails, Ponytails To Better Understand Cancer Toenail and ponytail samples hold the keys to understanding certain diseases in humans.
- Moms Sue Pharmaceutical Company, Say Birth Control Pills Failed More than 100 women are suing Qualitest Pharmaceuticals claiming defective birth control pills led to their pregnancies.
- Fitchburg Man Saves Life Just Days After Learning How To Use Narcan A Fitchburg library worker saved a woman’s life just days after learning how to use Narcan.
- Home Cooking Might Lower Diabetes Risk, Study Finds Preparing more meals at home might reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
- Is Charcoal Becoming A Popular Supplement? Activated charcoal is sometimes used by doctors to prevent damage from an accidental overdose.