Flu Vaccine Is About 50% Effective This Year, CDC SaysPreliminary estimates from the CDC show this year's flu vaccine has reduced doctor visits for flu by about half.
Fall Is The Best Time To Conceive, According To New BU StudyResearchers at BU looked at data on more than 14,000 women who were trying to get pregnant from the US, Canada and Denmark.
Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects, Study SaysTaking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study.
Sony Pulls Out Of PAX East Convention In Boston Over Coronavirus ConcernsFears over the coronavirus outbreak caused a shakeup at PAX East, a large gaming convention in Boston.
‘Germ Blaster’ Helping Fight Flu Season In Haverhill SchoolsWith a four percent absence rate among students and staff, Haverhill Public Schools are combating flu season with their weapon of choice - a germ blaster.
Later School Start Times May Reduce Teen Car Crashes, Boston Children’s Research FindsAccording to a new study, if teens are allowed to sleep in later on school days, they may get into fewer car accidents.
Babies Exposed To Cleaning Products May Have Increased Asthma RiskNew research suggests cleaning products could actually increase a child's risk of asthma.
UMass Memorial Introduces 'HeartFlow Planner,' 3D Tech For Artery DiseaseDoctors at UMass Memorial are for the first time using the HeartFlow Planner to get a clearer picture of blockages in the coronary arteries.
New Hampshire, Vermont On List Of States With Highest Risk Of Melanoma Linked To UV RaysMelanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States.
Northeastern Student Hopes To Offer Different Perspective Of CoronavirusAs the death toll tops 1,800 worldwide, one Northeastern University student hopes to offer a different perspective of the coronavirus.
Study: 'Tough Guys' May Be At Higher Risk Of SuicideMen die by suicide three and a half times more often than women and a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that so-called "tough guys" may be at especially high risk.
Air Pollution Can Cross State Lines With Deadly Consequences, Study FindsA new study shows that air pollution produced in one state often blows across state lines, and can contribute to health issues and even premature deaths hundreds of miles away.
Flu Severity In Massachusetts Increased To Very HighFlu severity in Massachusetts increased to very high this week, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. The percentage of flu-related doctor visits has continued to increase, and remains higher than it was for this week the previous two years.
Family Focus: Teens & DepressionDr. Mallika looks at new research that links the amount of activity a teen gets to their depression risk.
Young Children Being Poisoned By Pills Taken Out Of Original Packaging, Study FindsYoung children are accidentally ingesting dangerous pills due to pills being taken out of their child-safe packaging, according to a study by the Journal of Pediatrics.