Diane Stern

(WBZ-TV)

Study: Stricter Driving Laws For Teens Help Prevent Drowsy Driving Crashes

New research finds that strict driver- licensing laws in Massachusetts have helped to prevent sleep-related crashes and injuries among teenage drivers.

06/09/2015

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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.

05/28/2015

In the A4 study, patients without significant memory loss will be screened with special brain scans looking for the presence of amyloid, a protein that clutters the brain. (WBZ-TV)

Harvard Researcher Peeks Into Healthy Brains To Understand Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers 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.

05/25/2015

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Boston City Council Passes Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is expected to sign an ordinance giving some city employees paid time off after the birth or adoption of a child.

04/30/2015

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Weak Earthquake Recorded In Wakefield

The 0.9 magnitude event may have been too small to feel.

04/06/2015

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Study: School Chefs Can Get Kids To Eat Healthier

Getting kids to eat healthy school lunches is all about taste and presentation, a new study finds.

03/23/2015

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Shorter, But More Severe Allergy Season Predicted After Record-Setting Winter

It’s hard to think about allergy season when there’s still snow on the ground.

03/19/2015

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Study: 15% Of Boston Toddlers Drink Coffee

Researchers have found something surprising in Boston baby bottles.

03/03/2015

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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.

02/19/2015

Boston Doctor: More Vitamin D Isn’t Necessarily Better

A well-known Boston doctor is cautioning against over-screening and over-prescribing Vitamin D.

02/19/2015

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