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Can Studies on Mice Really Apply to Humans?

How many times have you been floored by an eye-catching headline about medical research, only to become far less impressed when you see the study […]

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Can You Think Yourself Sick?

Two publications wrote about “thinking yourself sick” this week. Both have a mind over matter angle, in that we can actually think ourselves into having diseases, […]

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Health Headlines: Walgreens Starts Diagnosing and Treating Patients

Walgreens will start diagnosing and treating patients for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and high cholesterol today. What makes this different than the walk-in clinics at CVS […]

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A Broken Bone is a ‘Pretty Good Injury to Have’

Given the choice, I’d take a broken leg over a torn ligament. Viewers of Sunday night’s Louisville versus Duke game know what I mean. Whether […]

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Are You Almost Addicted? Five Ways to Kick The Problem

If you had a drug or alcohol problem, you’d know it—right? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Wesley Boyd, a psychiatrist at Boston Children’s Hospital and a […]

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Weight Survey Shows Parental Knowledge Gap

We reported last week on how few pet owners realize their companions are overweight. More shocking? That phenomenon holds true for parents and their children, […]

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Meditation Is About More Than Inner Peace, Study Says

People who practice meditation often do so for individual health benefits like reduced stress and improved mental health. But new research from Northeastern University’s Social […]

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Watch Out for the Whole Grain Wielding Duck Boats

Mayor Tom Menino declared tomorrow (April 3rd) “Whole Grain Sampling Day” in the City of Boston. Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, and the […]

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Forget What You Heard: Experts Say Artificial Sweeteners Are Safe

Artificial sweeteners present a conundrum for many people. They cut calories and sugar intake, but attention-grabbing articles come out with some frequency linking them to […]

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Should Boston Menus Have Calorie Counts?

View Larger Map You’d have to walk from Fenway Park to the Seaport to burn off that burger. The next time you order a hamburger, if […]

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Diet and Surgery Recovery Time Linked

It’s been drilled into our heads that a low-fat diet is the way to go. And new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that […]

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‘Gummy-Bear’ Breast Implants Approved for Use in the United States

Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new breast implant that is teardrop shaped, or “anatomically” shaped, which will theoretically […]

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New Leukemia Treatment Looks Promising

A cure for cancer has long been viewed as the Holy Grail of biomedical research, and a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center […]

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Health Headlines: Strawberries are Growing in Greenland, But Shouldn’t Be.

Strawberries are growing in Greenland—and they shouldn’t be. Also on the list of things growing in the Arctic Circle are potatoes, peas, thyme, peppers, and tomatoes. Greenland is not farm […]

Doctor empathy
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Medical Students Diagnosed with Low Empathy

There are few things more traumatic than finding out that you or a loved one has a serious medical issue. The last thing you’d want […]