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Officials from Massachusetts Opioid Initiative Travel to White House for Announcement

On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump declared a national health emergency to fight the opioid epidemic, and he is already looking to Bay State experts […]

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Opioid Crisis Leads to Surge in Needles Littering Boston

Playgrounds are sites of chalk drawings and tire swings; of kickball games and cookouts; and, increasingly across Boston’s neighborhoods, of used hypodermic needles. An analysis […]

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Tom Brady Is Standing By the Out-There Health Advice in His Book

Tom Brady is standing by the health advice in his new book, The TB12 Method, despite criticism from doctors, dietitians, and exercise scientists. “It’s really my experience, […]

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Planned Parenthood Endorsed Marty Walsh for Mayor

In its first-ever mayoral endorsement, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) is throwing its support behind Mayor Marty Walsh’s re-election campaign. “At a […]

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This Local Nonprofit Is Trying to Normalize Mental Health Issues

In 1990, Screening for Mental Health Founder Douglas Jacobs did something that was, at the time, revolutionary. In an effort to draw attention to mental […]

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Without CHIP Extension, Kids’ Healthcare Coverage Looks Uncertain

Over the weekend, Congress missed its deadline for reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), leaving the insurance status of almost 9 million […]

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Two Brandeis Scientists Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to one current and one former Brandeis University scientist, as well as a researcher from Rockefeller […]

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White House Grants BMC $350,000 for Opioid Abuse Work

Despite catching flak for promising, then failing, to declare the opioid crisis a state of emergency, President Trump’s administration on Thursday re-upped its commitment to […]

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CVS Moves to Limit Length and Strength of Opioid Prescriptions

As opioid manufacturers and distributors come under increasing fire, a major New England pharmacy is doing its part to curtail the opioid crisis. CVS Health, […]

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Aaron Hernandez Had CTE, Boston University Confirms

Researchers have confirmed what many already suspected: Aaron Hernandez suffered from severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before he died. The family of the former Patriots […]

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Criticism of the GOP Healthcare Bill Just Keeps Piling Up

As the Graham-Cassidy bill, the last-ditch GOP effort to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), creeps closer to a potential Senate vote next week, opposition […]

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This Massachusetts City Just Won a National Health Award

It’s time for Chelsea to make some space in the trophy case. The waterfront city is one of eight recipients of this year’s Robert Wood […]

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Maura Healey Expands Opioid Manufacturer Investigation

Attorney General Maura Healey is expanding an investigation into dubious practices at major opioid manufacturers and distributors, in hopes of uncovering the truth about their […]

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BU Establishes Health and Science Research Center with Massive Donation

The largest gift in Boston University’s history helped establish a brand new facility dedicated to bridging the gap between life sciences, medicine, and engineering. Fueled […]

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BU Is Promoting Diversity in STEM Fields

In 2015, U.S. News and World Report found that diversity rates in STEM fields—that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—had barely budged since 2001. Black and Latino […]