The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations on how to keep kids safe at camp. Researchers also have developed an "artificial nose" that they believe can help sniff out brain cancer during surgery. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: Summer Camp Safety; 'Sniffing' Out Brain TumorsThe American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations on how to keep kids safe at camp. Researchers also have developed an "artificial nose" that they believe can help sniff out brain cancer during surgery. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
‘Choosing Joy’: Supporting A Spouse With Alzheimer’sHelene Berger’s husband Ady was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s just after their 50th wedding anniversary. She joined Liam Martin and Paula Ebben to share her story of inspiration and hope.
HealthWatch: The Dangers Of Red Meat; Dads Get Shamed TooWBZ's Dr. Mallika Marshall Reports.
HealthWatch: Breakfast Foods Still Contaminated By Weed Killer; Outdoor Learning BenefitsLearning in the great outdoors for as little as an hour a week can do wonders and some cereals continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer. WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Dr. Mallika Marshall On David Ortiz's Injuries, Road AheadDr. Mallika Marshall discusses what David Ortiz faces as he recovers from a gunshot wound.
HealthWatch: Consumption Of 70,000 Microparticles Of Plastic A Year, App May Help Diagnose Child's CoughWBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: Supplement Warning; Seniors Dying From Falls At Higher RateThe FDA is warning about an ingredient found in some dietary supplements and a new study out of JAMA finds that seniors are dying from falls at a much higher rate than they were just 15 years ago. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
'Porn Literacy' Program Educates Teens About Healthy RelationshipsThe Boston Public Health Commission is hoping to help teens navigate the often-toxic world of online pornography with a "Porn Literacy" program. Jess Alder, director of BPHC's Start Strong program, and Kyaralind, a peer leader in the "Porn Literacy" program, joined WBZ's Paula Ebben and Liam Martin
HealthWatch: Retrieve Forgotten Memories; Older Kids NappingResearchers have found that stimulating a particular region of the brain can help retrieve forgotten memories and a new study finds that 10 to 12-year-olds could also benefit from the occasional daytime snooze. Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
New Research Says Frozen Fruits Can Be Just As Healthy Or Healthier Than Fresh FruitsBuying fruit frozen may be a better choice, new research says.
HealthWatch: Bike Lanes Make Roads Safer For Everyone; Older Women Should Walk More Than 4,000 Steps A DayA new study finds bike lanes are actually making roads safer for everyone and older women should aim for at least 4,000 steps a day. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Alex Trebek Announces Pancreatic Cancer Is Near RemissionDoctors say he's in "near remission" of advanced pancreatic cancer, according to Trebek. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall discusses what that means.
Researchers Have Determined Which Dogs Are More Likely To Bite ChildrenResearchers at Ohio State University have attempted to determine which dog breeds pose the greatest risk, important information for parents who may be choosing a dog for their family. Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: New Technology Saves Those With Genetic Heart DiseaseWBZ's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: Infant Car Seat Warning; Kids Not Eating Enough FishPediatricians warn infant car seats should only be used travel and a new study says kids aren't eating enough seafood. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: Parents Distracted While Driving; Cereal Box Nutritional Claims MisleadingResearchers found that half of parents of all ages reported writing text messages while driving in the past month and researchers found there was almost no correlation between the positive claims and the actual nutritional content of the cereals. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: Smart Pill Bottle; Why People Love Beer, CoffeeYour preferences for different beverages may be determined by your genes and a smart pill bottle could help curb prescription drug abuse. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
The Debate Over Kratom, An Opioid-Like Plant Legal In MassachusettsThe FDA warns against its use, but a local man believes keeping kratom safe and available will help break the cycle of addiction. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Relentless Rain Brings Ticks Out Earlier Than NormalExperts say there aren't more ticks, but the rain is bringing them out earlier. WBZ-TV's Paul Burton reports.
Who Should Get The Measles Vaccine?Dr. Mallika Marshall explains who should be vaccinated against measles.
HealthWatch: Study Finds Women Pay More For Moisturizers; Facebook Accounts For The Dead Will Outnumber The Living In 2070A new study finds women consistently pay more for over-the-counter moisturizers than men. One analysis says the number of Facebook accounts for dead people will outnumber the living by 2070. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
High School Students Get Hands On Training At Harvard Medical School Simulation LabMassachusetts' First Lady Lauren Baker cut the ribbon for a new simulation lab at the Harvard Medical school where high school students gets hands on biology experience. WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes reports.
HealthWatch: Repairing Damaged Hearts; Girls More Affected By Video GamesResearchers at Boston Children's Hospital may have found a way to repair damaged heart tissue after a heart attack and a study shows the effect of video games on social development in children may depend on their gender. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Study Finds Skipping Breakfast Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart-Related DeathSkipping out on breakfast may be hazardous to your health, a new study finds.
HealthWatch: False Multiple Sclerosis Diagnoses; Kids Make Superficial JudgmentsNearly one-in-five people diagnosed with MS do not actually have it and children as young as five make superficial judgments about others based on their facial features. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
FDA Approves Medical Device To Treat ADHD In ChildrenIt attaches to a child's forehead during sleep.
Study: Regular Pot Users Need Twice The Level Of Sedation For Medical ProceduresRegular marijuana users may need more sedation for medical procedures.
New Study Says Researchers Are Closer To Diagnosing CTE In The LivingIt's a crucial step forward in the battle against CTE. WBZ-TV's Michelle Fisher reports.
HealthWatch: Mammogram Screening Recommendation; Spicy Food Could Slow Cancer SpreadWBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.