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Antibiotics Over-Prescribed For Sinus Infections In The US

Antibiotics are over prescribed in this country and as it turns out, 20 percent of them are used to treat sinusitis.

04/02/2015

A man sleeping. (WBZ-TV)

Does Sleep Improve Memory And Sex?

There’s more evidence that a midday siesta can do you good.

03/23/2015

Palcohol comes in a pouch and can be turned into a cocktail just by adding water. There are four different varieties: rum, vodka, cosmopolitan and "powderita." (WBZ-TV)

Controversial Powdered Alcohol Gets Government Approval

It’s known as “Palcohol” and when mixed with water, it creates an instant cocktail. And even though the federal government now says it’s OK to sell and use, a push for a nationwide ban is now underway. Dr. Mallika Marshall explains.

03/12/2015

Dr. Mallika Marshall, WBZ-TV Medical Reporter

Dr. Mallika Marshall Named Medical Reporter For WBZ-TV

Dr. Mallika Marshall is returning to WBZ-TV News as Medical Reporter.

03/20/2014

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Mass. Sees Spike In Whooping Cough Cases

Cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have spiked dramatically this year compared to previous data.

08/29/2012

Exeter Hospital. (WBZ-TV)

NH Hospital Workers Urged To Get Tested For Hepatitis C

New Hampshire Health Department is recommending Hepatitis C testing for Exeter Hospital employees.

08/24/2012