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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 18, 2014 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In light of this, we want to share some of the most recent statistics available. Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly […]

WBZ-TV–10/18/2014

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Cambridge Company Ready To Deploy New Ebola Drug

As the Ebola crisis continues to worsen in West Africa, a Cambridge Biotech company is developing ways to help in the fight.

08/06/2014

Staffers would shock students for prohibited behaviors using this remote control on a belt. (Image courtesy: CBS News)

FDA Considers Ban On Shock Devices Used At Judge Rotenberg Center In Canton

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on electric shock devices used on teenagers and adults with disabilities at a school in Canton.

08/06/2014

Spray-on sunscreen (WBZ-TV)

FDA Investigates Safety Of Spray-On Sunscreen

The Food and Drug Administration will be taking a closer look at spray sunscreens to see if they might pose health risks, especially in children.

07/17/2014

Tanning Beds

FDA Tightening Regulations On Tanning Beds

For the first time, the FDA is requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn users about the machine’s cancer risk.

05/29/2014

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Hummus, Dip Products Recalled For Possible Health Risk

Several hummus and dip products sold in Massachusetts have been recalled because of a possible health risk.

05/23/2014

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Federal Judge To Hear Drug Maker Bid To Block Mass. Zohydro Ban

Judge Rya Zobel will hear arguments in a lawsuit claiming the state’s first-in-the-nation ban of powerful new painkiller Zohydro is unconstitutional.

04/13/2014

McKenzie Lowe (Change.org)

FDA Allows NH Girl To Try Controversial Brain Tumor Drug

The family has to find a doctor willing to administer the unapproved drug and so far, no luck.

03/26/2014

Mirena contraception device (Image from Bayer Pharmaceuticals)

I-Team: Birth Control Device Causing Serious Injuries

The I-Team discovered, while some women enjoy the convenience, others are living a nightmare.

12/05/2013

McKenzie Lowe (Change.org)

NH Family Starts Petition To Allow Controversial Brain Tumor Drug

McKenzie Lowe wants to be a veterinarian someday, and she plans to accomplish that goal.

11/20/2013

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