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Boston is considering a ban on electronic cigarette sales to minors.

FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health...

Health Reform

Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: FDA To Propose New Regulations For E-Cigarettes

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Joe Mathieu looks at how the FDA would regulate e-cigarettes.

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Harvard Researchers: Feminine Girls, Masculine Boys Have Higher Cancer Risk

Researchers found that the most gender expressive teens were more ikely to engage in cancer risk behaviors.

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Local Company Instrumental In First Regenerated Esophagus

A local company is part of a second breakthrough in regeneration of human body parts.

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Boston Researchers: Adolescent Pot Use Changes Brain

Scientists at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital have found marijuana is bad for the brain.

A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

‘Strong Medicine’ Honors Medical Community’s Response To Marathon Bombing

Strong Medicine is a digital archive of get well cards, photographs, reflections, and other media documenting the medical community’s response to the Boston Marathon bombings.

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No Ruling In Mass. Painkiller Ban

Massachusetts’ ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro remains in effect for now.

Scott Brown announces campaign in New Hampshire. (WBZ-TV)

Senate Hopeful Brown: Health Law Erodes Freedom

Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is using a variation of the state’s “Live Free or Die” motto to argue against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

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Boston Reports Recent Spike In Flu Cases

Flu season may appear to be over, but flu cases are on the rise again in Boston, city health officials said on Thursday.

Walter Palmer & Christian Campero are part of the Sidekicks program at UMass Medical School.

UMass ‘Sidekicks’ Program Matches Medical Students With Sick Children

A student program at UMass Medical School is helping take the fear out of medical treatments for some children.

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Study: Teens Who Like Songs With Alcohol References More Likely To Binge Drink

Teenagers and young adults who like, own and can correctly identify music referencing alcohol by brand name are much more likely to binge drink, a study from New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center suggests.

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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.