MIT Researching Alternative That Could Be Used If Hospitals Run Out Of VentilatorsResearchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on an alternative treatment that can be used when a hospital runs out of ventilators.
Taking A Hot Bath Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke, Study FindsEnding your day with a hot bath might have more benefits than just relaxation.
How To Avoid Isolation During Coronavirus Social DistancingSocial distancing for many, especially the elderly, can lead to social isolation, which takes a toll on both mental and physical health.
Coronavirus Testing Capacity In Massachusetts To Double Next Week, Health Officials SayCoronavirus testing capacity in Massachusetts will increase significantly starting next week, state health officials announced Friday. They said the state lab should be able to double its testing capacity and that two private labs have been given federal approval to begin coronavirus testing.
Family Focus: More Than Half Of Students Surveyed Have Experienced Weight-Based BullyingDr. Mallika Marshall examines a University of Connecticut survey of students who say they've experienced weight-based bullying.
FDA Approves Non-Statin Drug That Lowers CholesterolRegulators approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate statins.
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.
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.
Medications May Lower Risk Of 'Broken Heart' After Loss Of Loved One, Study SaysAccording to a new study, common cardiac medications may help reduce the risk of "broken heart" syndrome after the death of a loved one.
Prebiotics May Slow Skin Cancer Tumor Growth In Mice, Study FindsA new study finds that prebiotics could help fight the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Dose Of 'Magic Mushrooms' Cuts Anxiety, Depression In Cancer Patients, Study SaysA single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in "magic mushrooms," provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds.
How To Protect Yourself Against The Deadly CoronavirusWhat are officials doing in the U.S. to combat the coronavirus, and how can you minimize your risk?
Massachusetts Defies U.S. Trend With Binge Drinkers Drinking Less, Study ShowsIn 2017, the number of binge drinks per year among adult binge drinkers ranged from 320 per year in Massachusetts to 1,219 in Wyoming. The number of drinks among those who reported binge drinking increased in nine states -- Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio and Virginia -- while the number of drinks decreased significantly in Massachusetts and West Virginia.