health

(Image Credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Providence Considering Downtown Smoking Ban

Rhode Island’s capital is considering an ordinance that would prohibit smoking throughout downtown, a ban that an advocacy group says is the most wide-reaching one it’s seen.

07/21/2015

Massachusetts General Hospital. (Photo by Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)

Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked ‘Best Hospital’ In America

Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the best hospital in the country by a new ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

07/21/2015

Lipitor. (Photo Credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Studies: Millions Could Benefit By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Millions more Americans could benefit from treatment with popular cholesterol-lowering medications, according to two new studies.

07/15/2015

Kinesio tape on an athlete's arm (WBZ-TV)

Athletes Turn To ‘KT Tape’ For Pain Relief

Relieving the aches and pains of working out is a challenge for anyone who exercises. More athletes are turning to Kinesio Tape for relief.

07/01/2015

Mehealth for ADHD is an online application developed by a company in Marlborough. (WBZ-TV)

ADHD Online Application Proves Helpful To Doctors

Mehealth for ADHD is an online application developed by a company in Marlborough.

06/29/2015

A woman experiences a migraine headache. (WBZ-TV)

Experimental Drugs May Help Migraine Sufferers

There is a new class of drugs which are showing promise in preventing migraines.

06/18/2015

(WBZ-TV)

100-Year-Old Vaccine May Help Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are launching a five-year clinical trial of a vaccine that would not just treat the Type 1 diabetes, but possibly reverse it.

06/17/2015

Patrick Kennedy talks to WBZ-TV's Bree Sison. (WBZ-TV)

Matters Of The Mind: The Politics of Mental Health

WBZ-TV’s Bree Sison looks at the challenges mental health advocates face getting politicians to pay attention to their cause.

06/12/2015

(WBZ-TV)

New Blood Test Could Quickly Reveal Complete Virus History

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed an assay called VirScan that can determine which viruses a patient has been exposed to, perhaps 10 years or more in the past.

06/10/2015

(Photo credit: Boston Children's Hospital)

Boston Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Top Hospitals

Boston Children’s Hospital is the top pediatric care facility in the country in several categories, a recently released report found.

06/09/2015

more