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A New Game May Help Patients Win Diabetes Management

An online game tested by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System may offer those with diabetes a new […]

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Alzheimer’s Memory Loss May Be Reversible, MIT Study Says

A new study from MIT may give hope to patients and families struggling with the cognitive decline characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. In a paper published […]

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MIT May Be on to a New Way to Diagnose Cancer

What if doctors could diagnose cancer just by looking at it? Thanks to a breakthrough from MIT, it may someday be that easy. Scientists have […]

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Local Researchers Mapped the Many Ways Cancer Cells Dodge Death

Cancer cells are infuriatingly good at surviving when they shouldn’t. The nimble cells are able to adapt to a slew of mutations and molecular errors, […]

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Study Finds Strong Link Between Football and CTE

The link between football and brain damage has never been stronger. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found signs of chronic […]

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MIT May Have Found the Secret to Better Condoms

The brilliant scientific minds at MIT have created everything from a device that can make pharmaceuticals on demand to a pill powered by stomach acid. They […]

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Weight Gain During Early and Middle Adulthood May Plague You Later in Life

The freshman 15, stubborn post-baby weight, and desk job love handles may set you up for health problems later in life, according to a large […]

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Yoga and PT May Be Equally Effective at Relieving Back Pain, Study Says

It may be time to break up with your physical therapist. A new study from Boston Medical Center (BMC) says yoga may be an equally […]

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Coconut Oil May Have Just Lost Its Health Halo

Coconut oil, the darling of the health food world, may have a new adversary in the American Heart Association (AHA). On Thursday, the AHA released […]

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Economic Stress May Affect a Baby in the Womb, Study Says

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for any expectant mother. But significant socioeconomic stress during pregnancy may have lasting effects on a baby’s health, according to […]

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Local Researchers May Have Found the Secret to Safe Tanning

Someday, you may be able to capture the coveted glow of a weekend at the beach—while actually protecting your skin. A team of researchers from […]

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Smoking While Pregnant May Expose Babies to Long-Term Risks

New research suggests that women who smoke while pregnant may put their children at risk of long-term behavioral and executive functioning problems. The study, led […]

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President Trump’s Election May Wreak Havoc on Your Health

If you’ve been feeling anxious after President Trump’s election, you’re not alone—a survey from the American Psychological Association found that 57 percent of Americans are […]

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These Three Food Policies Could Slash Rates of Cardiovascular Disease

For years, doctors have noticed a correlation between low socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease, to the point that it’s even been considered an additional risk factor for […]

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Want to Run Faster? Just Wear this Funky Exosuit

Forget your sleek compression tights (which, for the record, don’t really work anyway). The key to running faster may be an oh-so-fashionable jumble of cables, […]