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Boston Researchers To Study Genome Sequencing In Newborns

A new study will give Boston-area parents the chance to have their newborn baby’s DNA analyzed.

09/04/2013

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New Flu Vaccines Promise Greater Protection This Season

New flu vaccines promise greater protection from getting sick this season.

09/02/2013

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New Study Finds Infertility Could Be Linked To Chemical In Plastic

A troubling new study could explain why some couples have trouble conceiving.

07/31/2013

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UMass Researchers Make Down Syndrome Breakthrough

Scientists may–one day–eliminate Down Syndrome.

07/18/2013

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West Nile Virus Reported In Four Mass. Communities

Belmont, Waltham, Westport and Whitman have reported finding infected mosquitoes in their towns.

07/18/2013

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Memory Decline May Be Earliest Sign Of Dementia

Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all.

07/17/2013

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NH Medicaid Expansion Commission Reviewing State Program

A special commission exploring whether expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul law is right for New Hampshire is looking at what’s in place now.

07/16/2013

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Mass. Bill Would Ban Sexual Orientation Therapy

The bill would prohibit any licensed professional in Massachusetts from engaging in any practice that seeks impose a change in the “sexual orientation or gender identity” of anyone under 18.

07/16/2013

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Tips To Boost Brain Health And Lower Dementia Risk

You may be able to help keep your brain in shape, not just the rest of your body. A large study in France suggests that delaying retirement and working until later in life may help prevent dementia.

07/15/2013