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- FBI Investigating Johnson & Johnson Hysterectomy Device A company that manufactured the device is now being investigated by the Feds.
- Study Reveals Flaws In Gene Testing; Results Often Conflict Researchers say the study shows the need for consumers to be careful about choosing where to have a gene test done and acting on the results, such as having or forgoing a preventive surgery.
- Data Shows Waiting To Cut Umbilical Cord Could Benefit Babies New data suggests that some babies might do better if their umbilical cord was not cut immediately.
- How To Avoid Being Overcharged On Medical Bills If you have paid a medical bill recently, there’s a good chance you paid too much.
- Tinder’s Fault? R.I. Health Officials Blame Social Media In STD Uptick The departments says high-risk behavior powered by social media is becoming more common.
- Boston Hospital Using 'Pacemaker' To Fight Obesity Tufts Medical Center became the first hospital in the country to perform the surgery on a patient outside of a clinical trial.
- Dangerous Bacteria Found In Single-Serve Coffee Makers If you brew your first cup of coffee with a Keurig, you may want to wash it first.
- Laser System Promises To Eliminate Snoring Technology is promising a big breakthrough for people who snore, and maybe some peace for those who are nearby.
- Children Sickened By Marijuana-Laced Gummy Candies, Police Say Police in Harvard are warning parents that children in the area are using edible drugs and getting sick.
- Parents Warned Of Deadly 'NBOMe' Drug Being Sold To Boston-Area Kids Police are warning parents about a dangerous and deadly drug being marketed to school-aged children in the Boston area.
- Too Much Salt Could Affect Reproductive Health Think twice before letting your child grab the salt shaker because it could affect their reproductive health.
- Daughters Of Working Mothers May Make More Money, Study Finds Here is more evidence that women who work outside of the home should shed their guilt about spending time away from the kids.
- Partners Connected Health To Consider Using iThermonitors The iThermonitor records a child's temperature every four seconds.
- Achoo! Springfield, Providence Among ‘Sneeziest And Wheeziest Cities’ A new report names two New England cities as the “sneeziest and wheeziest” places in America.
- Landscaper Survives After Nail Impaled In His Eye A landscaper survived a horrific accident after a nearly 3-inch nail was impaled in his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker.