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- Dana Farber Program Helps Young Adults With Cancer When you think of patients with cancer, you often think of middle aged or older adults, but a significant number of young adults are also affected.
- I-Team: Suspected Victims Of Meningitis Outbreak Sue NH Company Suspected victims of the meningitis outbreak linked to New England Compounding Center are now suing the chain of New Hampshire pain clinics that gave them the drugs.
- Bono, Affleck Stay Silent in PSA on Ebola Response Celebrities are playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
- I-Team: Cafeterias In Boston Hospitals Get Failing Grades The I-Team obtained inspection reports for 12 Boston hospitals and we found several facilities failing on many levels.
- Local Researchers Forecast Spread Of Ebola Don't be surprised if there are a few more Ebola cases in the United States in the next couple months.
- 15 Falmouth High Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough All of the whooping cough patients in this outbreak, 15 in total, go to Falmouth High School.
- I-Team: Vaccine Rates Plummeting In Parts Of Mass. Childhood vaccines are credited with virtually wiping out a host of awful diseases, yet many parents are still concerned about the shots.
- Study: Hospice Patients Less Likely To Die In Hospitals People who enroll in hospice care are five times less likely to die in hospitals and nursing homes than people who do not choose hospice, according to a new study by local researchers.
- Westminster Considers Becoming First Town In U.S. To Ban Tobacco Sales All tobacco products in Westminster could become contraband if local health officials get their way.
- NH Boy With Suspected Enterovirus Is Learning To Walk Again What started as a simple cold turned into paralysis of the legs for 13-year-old Dan Dugan.
- Medical Study Finds Improved Communication Reduces Errors According to a study led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, improvements in communication between doctors during patient handoffs can reduce injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent.
- Boston Elementary School Reports 150 Norovirus Cases Boston health officials say 140 students and 10 staff members at a local elementary school have come down with norovirus.
- Should New England Change Time Zones? A health advocate in the Boston area says New England should move to Atlantic time. An opponent says changing our ways could get messy.
- Quicker Ebola Test Method In The Works Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University are working on a faster test for Ebola and other infections.
- 6 Massachusetts Hospitals Announce Ebola Plan Six Massachusetts hospitals have formed a collaborative system to handle Ebola patients.