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Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

A new study finds that what parents pack from home is often much worse than what's offered at school.

Health Reform

Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

CBS Local Health News
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‘Infant Cocooning’ Becoming More Popular Among New Parents

The idea is to immunize everyone who comes into contact with the baby.

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Local Researchers Find Ritalin Can Reverse Effects Of General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a wonderful thing, but it comes with risks, including lasting effects on the aging brain.

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Highly Contagious Parvovirus Kills 15 Dogs In Lowell

Lowell Animal Control Officer Darlene Wood told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 there have been 15 confirmed cases of the canine parvovirus in the past two weeks.

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Whole Foods Recalls Beef From Stores In Newton, South Weymouth

Two Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

Doctors are trying to use bees to detect diabetes. (WBZ-TV).

Boston Researchers Train Bees To Detect Diabetes

The students are hoping to use this research on bees to look for other diseases that can be detected on a person’s breath like tuberculosis and cancer.

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

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Mass. Hospital Becomes Breast Milk Depot

A local hospital has become a breast milk depot servicing the greater Boston area.

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Robin Williams’ Death Prompts New Conversation About Depression

A doctor says high profile suicides may lead to a brief increase in the number of suicides but more often encourages people to seek help.

Former RI Congressman Patrick Kennedy. (WBZ-TV)

Patrick Kennedy: “Depression Killed Robin Williams”

Robin Williams’ suicide is prompting a larger discussion about depression.

Video game on smartphone. (WBZ-TV)

Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety

Psychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.

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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