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State Issues Warning About Mildew Disease Infecting Impatiens

The Department of Agricultural Resources said Tuesday that the disease — called Impatiens downy mildew — infects the flowers and causes them to die, but does not affect other types of plants or flowers.

06/11/2013

DNA

At-Home Genetic Test Reveals Risk Of Developing Common Diseases

It’s now possible for anyone to dive into the secrets of their DNA with an affordable at-home test.

03/25/2013

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Diseases Showing Up More In Younger Age Groups

Many diseases and conditions we associate with old age are increasingly showing up at earlier ages.

07/10/2012

Striped Bass are turning up in Massachusetts waters with ulcers.

State Investigating Ulcer Disease Plaguing Striped Bass

The already-struggling New England fishing industry could be looking at a new problem.

07/06/2012

A table of food that was seized from travelers at Logan Airport.

Dangerous Foods Seized Daily At Logan Airport

Every day U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at Terminal E at Logan Airport seize about 60 pounds of meat and another 60 pounds of agriculture.

11/02/2011

Alzheimer's Disease

Experts: Friends, Family Spend 17 Billion Hours On Alzheimer’s Care

Far more people than previously believed are providing billions of hours of unpaid care for Alzheimer’s patients, highlighting the growing impact of a graying population.

03/15/2011

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Doctor: Pets Sleeping In Your Bed ‘Can Be Very Dangerous’

A new CDC study says allowing pets to sleep in bed can be dangerous. In rare instances, pet owners caught illnesses such as the plague, rabies, bacterial infections, meningitis, cat scratch fever, ring worm, and intestinal parasites.

03/14/2011

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