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Advocates Call For Stronger Regulations On Food Additives

A new study found emulsifiers led to intestinal inflammation in mice.

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Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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More Than 8 Hours Of Sleep Linked To Increased Stroke Risk

Could getting more than eight hours of sleep a night be a bad thing?

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Watertown Company Develops Life-Saving Trauma Foam

A local surgeon has teamed up with the Arsenal Medical team to develop a trauma foam that will stabilize patients who require life-saving surgery.

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Simple Breath Test Could Detect Cancer, Heart Failure

Researchers are working on a less invasive approach to diagnose diseases.

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Gov. Baker Fires Jonathan Gruber From Mass. Health Connector Board

Gov. Charlie Baker has demanded and received the resignations of four members of the state Health Connector board, including MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber

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Doctors Steering More Women Toward IUDs, Implants For Birth Control

Many women may choose traditional birth control methods, like the pill, but increasingly, doctors are steering them toward something else.

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Doctors Say Smartphone Obsession Is Leading To ‘Text Neck’

The habit could be leading to a whole new set of aches and pains.

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Antibiotics On Food Causing Children To Have Allergic Reactions To Fruits, Vegetables

More children are appearing to have allergic reactions to fruits and vegetables, but this has nothing to do with the food.

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Washing Dishes By Hand Could Protect Kids From Allergies

Dr. Mallika Marshall reports on two big allergy headlines that could help protect your children from developing allergies in the first place.

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I-Team: Are Vaccines Causing Shoulder Injuries?

The I-Team discovered that flu shots come with a potential risk that few people know about; and the results can mean months or years of debilitating pain.

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Exercise, Social Networking May Slow Progress Of Alzheimer’s

Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center is working on new ways to slow changes in the brain.

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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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