UMass Researchers Discover Protein That Blocks Zika InfectionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School researchers, among scientists worldwide working to fight the Zika virus, have identified proteins that naturally block the virus's infection.
Figure 1 App Allows Medical Professionals To Share Photos, Information To Help PatientsOne of the co-founders of Figure 1, a helpful photo-sharing app that allows medical experts to share images and information to assist patients.
Cigna Drops Coverage Of 3D MammogramsThe medical adviser to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition wants to meet with the head of Cigna over what he says is a bad decision the provider is making.
Traffic Is Biggest Threat To Kids On Halloween, Safety Advocate SaysParents are being urged to do more than just check their children's candy.
Drinking Coffee Daily Linked To Longer Life For Colon Cancer PatientsBoston cancer researchers have found that drinking coffee every day may improve the survival rate among colon cancer patients.
Study: Stricter Driving Laws For Teens Help Prevent Drowsy Driving CrashesNew research finds that strict driver- licensing laws in Massachusetts have helped to prevent sleep-related crashes and injuries among teenage drivers.
Study Reveals Flaws In Gene Testing; Results Often ConflictResearchers 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.
Harvard Researcher Peeks Into Healthy Brains To Understand Alzheimer's RiskResearchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that's testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's.
Boston City Council Passes Paid Parental Leave OrdinanceBoston Mayor Marty Walsh is expected to sign an ordinance giving some city employees paid time off after the birth or adoption of a child.
Weak Earthquake Recorded In WakefieldThe 0.9 magnitude event may have been too small to feel.
Study: School Chefs Can Get Kids To Eat HealthierGetting kids to eat healthy school lunches is all about taste and presentation, a new study finds.
Shorter, But More Severe Allergy Season Predicted After Record-Setting WinterIt’s hard to think about allergy season when there’s still snow on the ground.