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WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports on studies that show a growing number of young children are having problems seeing and how factors in your life impact how long you live.
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'Opioid-Sparing Strategy' For Surgery Lowers Risk For AddictionThe idea is to lower a patient’s risk of getting addicted to opioid pain relief by minimizing their exposure post-surgery. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: Antibiotics Linked To Superbug, Divorce May Be GeneticDr. Mallika Marshall reports on a new study that links antibiotics prescribed by dentists to the superbug C. difficile and how divorce may be genetic.
Massachusetts To Sue Trump Over Contraception Rules RollbackMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she's suing the Trump administration for allowing more employers to opt out of providing birth control coverage by claiming religious or moral objections. WBZ-TV's Chantee Lans reports.
Vitamin D May Reduce Asthma Severity; Smell Test Could Predict Dementia RiskDr. Mallika Marshall has details on a pair of new studies.
Former Athlete Shares Survival Story Of Opioid Addiction From Sports InjuriesMany high school athletes are getting hooked after a taking prescribed opioids after an injury or surgery. A young man from Taunton hopes to change that. WBZ-TV's David Wade reports.
HealthWatch: Pneumonia Vaccine; Beer May Lift SpiritsDr. Mallika Marshall reports on why some people are not getting the pneumonia vaccine as recommended and a study out of Germany about how beer may lift your spirits.

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New Blood Cancer Treatment Tested In Boston Gets FDA ApprovalU.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults.
Vape Pen Battery Explodes In Student's BackpackWBZ-TV's Chris McKinnon reports.
WBZ Morning Forecast For Oct. 19Danielle Niles has your latest weather forecast.

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New Blood Cancer Treatment Tested In Boston Gets FDA ApprovalThe FDA approved the new, cutting-edge treatment following testing in Boston by Dana Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers.
Vape Pen Battery Explodes In Student's BackpackWBZ-TV's Chris McKinnon reports.
Meteor Lights Up New England Sky Mid-AfternoonRon Dantowitz from the Clay Observatory in Brookline said the phenomenon was a part of the ongoing Orionid meteor shower. WBZ-TV's Ken MacLeod reports.

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New Blood Cancer Treatment Tested In Boston Gets FDA ApprovalU.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults.
Vape Pen Battery Explodes In Student's BackpackWBZ-TV's Chris McKinnon reports.
WBZ Morning Forecast For Oct. 19Danielle Niles has your latest weather forecast.

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WBZ-TV News Update For October 19, 2017Chris McKinnon and Danielle Niles have your latest news and weather update.
Conspiracy Theory On Twitter Says Melania Trump Uses Body DoubleConspiracy theorists think it wasn't really the first lady on the South Lawn last week.
New Blood Cancer Treatment Tested In Boston Gets FDA ApprovalU.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults.

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