Dr. Mallika Marshall

Ebola virus

Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Viewer Questions About Ebola, Enterovirus

Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some viewer questions about the Ebola and enterovirus outbreaks.


Ebola virus

Boston Hospitals, Colleges Make Ebola Preparations

Local hospitals are taking proactive steps to make sure patients and staff are protected just in case Ebola arrives on the Bay State’s doorstep.



Rhode Island Girl Dies From Infection Associated With Enterovirus

The Rhode Island health department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.



Doctors Recommend IUDs, Implants For Teen Birth Control

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending IUDs and implants as first line options for preventing pregnancy in adolescents.


File image (WBZ-TV)

Women Fight Back Against ‘Food Shaming’ Phenomenon

Many women say they’re met with insulting comments by strangers if they eat a high calorie food in public.


File image. (WBZ-TV)

What You Need To Know About Enterovirus

WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall answers common questions about Enterovirus.


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Study Links Prenatal Chemical Exposure To Asthma Risk

A new study links prenatal exposure to some household chemicals and a child’s risk of developing asthma.


Dr. Rick Sacra. (Photo courtesy: Family Health Center in Worcester)

Massachusetts Doctor Infected With Ebola In Liberia

Rick Sacra, a Holden resident practicing medicine in Worcester, was working in Liberia when he contracted the Ebola virus.


Xylitol is replacing sugar in some candies, and may have dental benefits. (WBZ)

Dentists Recommend Candy With Alternate Sweetening Substance

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that may be a lower calorie alternative to sugar.


School lunch (WBZ-TV)

Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

A new study finds that what parents pack from home is often much worse than what’s offered at school.





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