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Reducing Falls in Older Adults Might Have More to Do with Heart Health

Each year over three million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. On top of that, falls totaled more than $50 million […]

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BU Researchers to Launch a CTE Study of Former Female Soccer Players

As the U.S. Women’s National soccer team gears up for the quarterfinal game of the World Cup this afternoon, a grim outlook on the nature […]

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Study Shows Elite Boston Marathon Runners May Have Superior Poop

Everyone poops. But not everyone’s poop is created equal. And according to new research published earlier this week in the journal Nature Medicine, elite Boston […]

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New Study Shows Junk Food Causes Sperm Count to Drop in Men

It’s no secret junk food isn’t the best thing for your overall health and wellness. Besides the most obvious reasons being issues like increasing risk of heart disease, obesity, […]

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Certain Gut Bacteria May Prevent and Even Reverse Food Allergies

Food allergies only continue to be more prevalent. Between the years 1997-2007 food allergies among children under age 18 increased by nearly 18 percent, according […]

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An Online Learning Tool Helped New Moms Take Action Against Cardiovascular Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 25 women in the United States are diagnosed with preeclampsia, or high blood pressure, during pregnancy. […]

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Suicide Rates Continue to Soar Among Teenagers, New Study Shows

Mental health awareness is an ever-increasing topic of discussion. But are we doing enough to reach people who are struggling? According to a new study […]

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New Report Reveals the Financial and Human Cost of Medical Errors in Massachusetts

Mistakes happen. But it’s when mistakes recur, can be prevented, or are not reported and learned from that they become a much more serious concern. […]

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You Actually Don’t Need 10,000 Steps a Day, According to a New Study

We all have that one friend (or maybe we are that friend) that religiously wears a fitness tracker. And at the end of the day if they […]

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New Study Shows Poop Pills Might Be a Promising Weight-Loss Therapy

Before you turn your nose up—if you haven’t already—your poop can tell you a lot about your health. It can tell you if your gut […]

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Research: Meal Delivery Services Associated with Lower Healthcare Costs

We’re all familiar with the saying “food is medicine” but how often do we actually take it to heart? It’s often times hard to see the […]

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Finding CTE in Living People? BU Just Got Closer to Doing It

A major, promising step forward has just been announced in the study of CTE, the disease that wreaks havoc on the brains of former NFL […]

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A Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Kim Shepherd didn’t tell her husband of 34 years where she was going when she hopped in the car three years ago and drove an […]

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New Harvard School of Public Health Study Links Push-Ups and Heart Health

Ever heard the phrase drop and give me 20? Well, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, 40 is actually the magic […]

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The NFL Will Give Boston Children’s Hospital $14.7 Million for Concussion Research

America’s game is a violent one—filled with hard hits and aggressive action. It’s what makes the sport of football exciting and exhilarating, and is why hundreds of thousands […]