Flu Severity In Massachusetts Remains High Despite Decreasing Doctor Visits For FluFlu severity in Massachusetts remains high, despite the number of flu-related doctor visits decreasing this week, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. 
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.
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.
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.
More Handwashing In Aiports Could Slow Global Disease Spread By 70%, Study SaysThere continues to be concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide. Most health professionals say the best way to prevent the spread is good handwashing. But is that true?
Eggs May Not Be Unhealthy For The Heart, Study SaysFor years doctors have warned people with high cholesterol not to eat too many eggs, but a new large study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds regular egg consumption may not be that bad for the heart.
Study Finds Normal Resting Heart Rate Varies WidelyWhat is a normal resting heart rate? According to a new study from the Scripps Research Translational Institute, there is huge variability from person to person.
UMass Boston Student Becomes First Case Of Coronavirus In MassachusettsA man in his 20s has the first case of coronavirus in Massachusetts, the Boston Public Health Commission announced.
Some Antioxidants May Protect Against Alzheimer's, Study FindsAlzheimer's disease affects some six million Americans. A new study published in the journal "neurology" finds that certain antioxidants may have a protective effect.