Latest Boston Healthwatch
Disturbing information has been released about high school athletes in Massachusetts and head injuries.
In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts.
A breakthrough has been made in organ transplants that uses the cells in the patient’s own body.
“How early should obesity prevention start?” That’s the name of a “perspective” in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.
As soon as next summer, nuggets and other popular chicken products could be made with chicken processed in China, all because of a recent change in regulations.
Pauline Alighieri Executive Director of the Friends of Mel Foundation, is dedicated to showing cancer patients “the art of living.”
U.S. women are increasingly using donated eggs to get pregnant, with often good results, although the ideal outcome — a single baby born on time at a healthy weight — is still uncommon, a study found.
New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.
It’s a faster way to make doctor appointments, patients can get an hour or more with their physician, and it’s cutting down on health care costs. The catch? You’ll have to see the doctor with a group of strangers.