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Google glasses (WBZ-TV)

Local Entrepreneur-Scientist Develops Google Glass Program For Kids With Autism

Cambridge-based entrepreneur-scientist Ned Sahin and his team have been developing programs for Google Glass that build skills of...

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Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Carolyn Ridge faced unique challenges as a young person with cancer (WBZ-TV).

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.

Pain Care clinic in Merrimack, NH (WBZ-TV)

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.

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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.

The ITeam obtained inspection reports for 12 Boston hospitals and we found several facilities failing on many levels. (WBZ-TV)

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.

A Northeastern University researcher tracks the spread of Ebola. (WBZ-TV)

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.

Falmouth High School (WBZ-TV)

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.

(WBZ-TV)

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.

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for Boston Children's Hospital)

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.

(WBZ-TV)

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.

Dan Dugan, 13, of Seabrook, NH (WBZ-TV)

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.

WebMD Health News
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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.

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FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case

The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya.

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