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Gone But Not Forgotten, Once-Promising Drugs Could Get a Second Chance

There may be a second life for once-promising drugs that were cast aside by the pharmaceutical industry. The government is urging pharmaceutical companies to find new ways to use these castaways, perhaps to diagnose conditions they were not originally intended…

Blame Email if You're Feeling Stressed (or If You Have Any Other Problems That Need a Scapegoat)

It’s no news flash that technology is capable of negative side effects. But a recent study shows that email alone is a large stress factor and that people who take email “vacations” are in better shape. Those who don’t check…

Prediciting Who Will Have a Heart Attack — And Who Won't

Boston cardiologist James Muller has made it his mission to be able to predict heart attacks in patients. He has “developed a tool that analyzes deposits of cholesterol called plaques that accumulate in the coronary arteries and are the telltale…

Is UMass Medical School the Area's 'Best-Kept Secret'?

There’s no shortage of colleges and universities in Boston, but UMass has been overlooked in terms of medical advancements, it seems. Craig Ceol, a cancer researcher from the medical school, has been working with his team to study skin cancer…

Now You Can Fight Cellulite with an Operation

Cellulaze, a new FDA approved procedure, just came out that claims to get rid of cellulite from underneath the skin. It cuts skin fibers that pull down the skin and melts fat cells that cause bulges, says Jay Kulkin, a…

Vogue Pledges to Start Using Only Healthy-Looking Models

And we’re all going to start living on the moon. [ABC]

Massachusetts House Wants to Save $160 Billion on Health Care

The bill would create a new agency to monitor spending and reduce doctors fees if necessary (good luck). The bill also aims to keep hospital costs similar across the board and will charge taxes on hospitals that charge 20 percent…

Are Psych Patients Stagnating in the ER?

Are Psych Patients Stagnating in the ER? Short answer: yes. Longer answer: according to a new study out in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, patients heading to area hospitals with a psychiatric emergency can spend an average (note, not maximum)…

Llama Therapy: Not as Weird as it Sounds

Llama Therapy: Not as Weird as it Sounds. You know the concept of a therapy dog, right? Furry animal brings comfort and joy to the sick and aged by way of being soft, pettable, and sweet? Well, Life Care Center…

Mass. Hospitals Cutting Back on Schedule-a-Birth C-Sections

Mass. Hospitals Cutting Back on Schedule-a-Birth C-Sections. After nine of what have to be the single most inconvenient, uncomfortable months of a woman’s life, it’s understandable why get-it-out-now C-sections have become so commonplace. Indeed, as it turns out, more than…