Dr. Mallika Marshall

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.


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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.


Baby (WBZ-TV)

‘Infant Cocooning’ Becoming More Popular Among New Parents

The idea is to immunize everyone who comes into contact with the baby.


operating room, surgery

Local Researchers Find Ritalin Can Reverse Effects Of General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a wonderful thing, but it comes with risks, including lasting effects on the aging brain.


Doctors are trying to use bees to detect diabetes. (WBZ-TV).

Boston Researchers Train Bees To Detect Diabetes

The students are hoping to use this research on bees to look for other diseases that can be detected on a person’s breath like tuberculosis and cancer.



Mass. Hospital Becomes Breast Milk Depot

A local hospital has become a breast milk depot servicing the greater Boston area.





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