Public Health

Study: E-Cigarettes May Give Hope To Smokers Looking To QuitThe first-ever clinical trial of electronic cigarettes has found they may be better than nicotine patches for those trying to kick the habit.
Public Health Commissioner: More Than 6K People Got Flu Shots Saturday Boston's public health commissioner says more than 6,000 people got flu shots at nearly two dozen free clinics across the city, after officials announced that a child under 6 died after being diagnosed with the flu.
Merrimac Nurse Continues To Work At Age 80Eileen Stepanian is a whiz at teaching online nursing classes for St. Joseph's College in Maine, and has spent countless hours working toward her doctorate degree.
Worcester Man Dies After West Nile InfectionA Worcester resident who was diagnosed with West Nile Virus in August has died.
Human Case Of West Nile Confirmed In BostonA Beacon Hill woman was hospitalized with Boston's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year.
Mass. Sees Spike In Whooping Cough CasesCases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have spiked dramatically this year compared to previous data.
Framingham Prepares For Second Night Of Mosquito SprayingFramingham will be sprayed by ground trucks with the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Thursday night. They will target neighborhoods south of Waverly Street.
I-Team: Logan Airport Health Study Ready To FlyIs Logan Airport making its neighbors sick? The I-Team has learned a major public health study which will answer that question is back on track after being grounded by budget cuts last year.
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