Health

Morcellator (WBZ-TV)

FBI Investigating Johnson & Johnson Hysterectomy Device

A company that manufactured the device is now being investigated by the Feds.

Health Reform

Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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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.

A newborn baby at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. (WBZ-TV)

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.

Hospital Bills (WBZ-TV)

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.

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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.

vBloc Therapy by EnteroMedics (WBZ-TV)

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.

K-Cup coffee packs (Photo credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.

NightLase procedure (WBZ-TV)

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.

EdiPure Red Fish (Photo credit Harvard police)

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.

NBOMe. (Photo credit Everett Police)

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.

Egg sandwich (WBZ-TV)

Too Much Salt Could Affect Reproductive Health

Think twice before letting your child grab the salt shaker because it could affect their reproductive health.

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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.