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Study Ties Chemical To Possible Miscarriage Risk

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.

10/14/2013

A group doctor visit at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (Photo: WBZ-TV)

‘Group Visits’ Offering More Time With Doctors, Reducing Health Care Costs

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.

WBZ-TV–10/01/2013

A child recieves a flu shot. (Photo credit: Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rate Of Flu Vaccination Among Adults Lagging Behind Children

More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu but adults have a way to go.

09/26/2013

An Electronic Cigarette (Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Coakley Joins 39 Other AGs To Urge Tighter FDA Regulations On E-Cigarettes

Forty attorneys general are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

09/24/2013

Couple, Walking, Parents

Study: Married Cancer Patients Likely To Live Longer

Married people who are diagnosed with cancer are likely to live longer than cancer patients who are not married.

09/24/2013

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BU-Led Study: Flu Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy

A new study has found “reassuring” evidence that H1N1 flu vaccine is safe during pregnancy.

09/23/2013

Food labels are not necessarily an indication of food quality. (WBZ-TV)

Harvard Study Connects Food Waste To Food Expiration Dates

A recent study done by Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resource’s Defense Council exposes the truth behind expiration dates and offers suggestions to food manufacturers on how to better set these dates.

09/19/2013

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UNH Uses Dishes To Promote Healthy Eating

They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options.

09/18/2013

Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. (Image courtesy: CBS News)

DPH: Drug Overdoses Down Due To Nasal Spray Kits

State public health officials say the state has reached a milestone in preventing drug overdose deaths.

09/16/2013

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