Health Stories

UV Light Dryers

Link Between Salon Nail Dryers And Cancer?

Those salon nail dryers that use UV light might be dangerous.


Health reform update

WBZ’s Deb Lawler talks with John Distefano of Ernst & Young about changes taking effect in Health Care Reform.


Boston convention examines Superbug

The convention of the American Society of Microbiology in Boston is taking a look at a new “superbug” that’s raising concern.  Hear WBZ’s Lana Jones interview with Dr. Robert Bonomo of Case Western Reserve University.


New drug-resistant superbugs found in MA, 2 other states

An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health […]


Over one-third of MA students overweight/obese

State public health officials say that more than one-third of the students in 80 Massachusetts school districts are overweight or obese.


Study examines multivitamins and colon cancer

A new study indicates that colon cancer patients who took multivitamins during and after treatment did not reduce their risk of dying from the cancer or having the cancer return. WBZ’s Diane Stern spoke with […]


Middleborough halts activities due to EEE

Middleborough town officials have canceled or rescheduled outdoors activities between dusk and dawn after Eastern equine encephalitis virus was found in a local man.


Beef sold at local BJ's Wholesale Clubs recalled

Authorities say a Pennsylvania company has recalled about 8,500 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.


Hand transplants at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is embarking on an ambitious new program to offer hand transplants. WBZ’s Mary Blake speaks with reconstructive plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Carty.


Lyme disease found in larger area of MA

Public health officials say more Massachusetts residents are being diagnosed with Lyme disease, and many of them are picking up the tick-borne ailment in areas of the state where it was relatively rare a decade […]