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FDA Tightening Regulations On Tanning Beds

For the first time, the FDA is requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn users about the machine’s cancer risk.

05/29/2014

(WBZ-TV Photo)

Mass. Health Officials See Rise In Sports Concussion-Related ER Visits

The Massachusetts health department says the number of emergency room visits for head injuries is going up. And that includes concussions that happen while playing sports.

05/29/2014

(WBZ-TV)

Antidepressant May Be New Alternative To Treat Hot Flashes

Seventy percent of menopausal women experience hot flashes and night sweats, and for years, estrogen has been the gold standard for treatment.

05/28/2014

An aerial view of Logan airport and the greater Boston area as photographed on June 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachussets. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Study Released On Health Impacts Of Logan Airport

The Department of Public Health has released its report on whether Logan Airport is making its neighbors sick.

05/28/2014

(File Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Study Finds 70% Of Double Mastectomies Not Needed

Some women with breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy.

05/22/2014