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The West Nile Virus Has Been Detected in a Mosquito in Boston for the First Time This Year

Just when you finally made a habit out of grabbing your COVID-blocking mask on your way out the door, you’re going to have to add […]

City Life

Moderna Therapeutics’ COVID-19 Vaccine Is Ready for the Final Testing Phase

Since early January, Moderna Therapeutics has been racing at breakneck speed toward a coronavirus vaccine—and Tuesday, a study published in the peer-reviewed New England Journal […]

City Life

Hundreds of Massachusetts COVID-19 Contact Tracers Are Getting Laid Off

It was the program that put Massachusetts’ coronavirus response on the map. In April, the state launched its ambitious, $44 million contact-tracing program, the first […]

Wellness

Dr. Fauci Sounds Hopeful about a New COVID-19 Treatment

As hard as it is to remain optimistic these days, maybe you can let this little bit of good news be your sliver of hope […]

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Boston Health Officials Confirm a Case of Measles in the South End

As if the threat of contracting EEE and the confusion swirling around the vaping illness weren’t enough, the Boston Public Health commission has confirmed a […]

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Partners HealthCare Appoints First Female President and CEO

Yesterday, Anne Klibanski became the first-ever female president and CEO of Partners HealthCare. She was appointed by the board of directors after having served as […]

Wellness

Boston Children’s Hospital Named Top Pediatric Hospital in the Nation

Boston is used to being on top. Whether we’re talking sports teams, colleges and universities, or hospitals, a number one spot is always what we’re pining for. […]

City Life

BPS Students Will Get Free Menstrual Products This Fall, But There’s a Catch

Boston has long been lagging behind in the local charge toward period parity. As women across the country demand more progressive policies regarding the cost and […]

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The YWCA Announces the Sale of Its Landmark Home in Back Bay

The iconic “YWCA” that can be seen from the top of 140 Clarendon Street will be no more. On June 13, the organization which works […]

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The 2019 American Lung Association “State of the Air” Report Is Out

We’re all trying to do our part for Mother Nature. But it’s no shocker that we could all be doing a lot more. It’s easy to say that one […]

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There Is Now a Plan B Vending Machine at Brandeis University

A new type of vending machine has landed at Brandeis University in Waltham. It’s not one that dispenses snacks or soft drinks, but one that is intended for […]

Wellness

HPV Virus Causes Rise in Throat Cancer

Age and tobacco use are two of the most significant risk factors for cancer, and head and neck cancers are no exception. But when it […]

Wellness

How Robotic Surgery Saved This 71-Year-Old Veteran’s Life

At 71 years old, Louis J. DiPietro, Jr. is very conscientious about his health. That’s why the Belmont resident knew right away when something was […]

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Check Out This Massive Intact Blood Clot Someone Coughed Up

The human body is a strange and mysterious thing. The New England Journal of Medicine’s most recent addition to its photo series is certainly no exception. On Monday, The […]

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of Cambridge Naturals’ Second Location

In its 44 years of existence, Cambridge Naturals has only ever occupied one brick and mortar store—in Cambridge. On August 16, they expanded to a second […]