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Ask the Expert: Should I Consider Freezing My Eggs?

Welcome to our Ask the Expert series, in which local health and fitness experts answer your wellness questions. Here, Dr. Janis Fox weighs the pros and […]

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Brigham and Women’s Researchers Find Moderate Carb Intake Is Best

Low carb-focused diets like keto, paleo, and the Atkins, all promising rapid weight loss, are still favored among trendy diets, while carbs continue to be enemy number one. […]


Social Media Image Filters Are Giving People Body Dysmorphia

There’s no denying the large role social media plays in our lives now. We use it to connect, socialize, tell stories, and market products and […]

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A Study from Tufts University Shows the Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

Quick fixes on aging are all the rage right now—get botox here, laser hair removal there, and don’t forget to drink your collagen in your […]


Massachusetts Adults Rank Above the National Average When It Comes to Exercise

Kudos to you, Massachusetts. Whether you’re an avid spin-goer, you frequent the weight room, or you’re a pavement pounder along the Esplanade—you are helping the state […]

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New Study Shows We May Not Be Aware of Decreased Cognitive Abilities Due to Poor Sleep

We’ve all been there—sleep-deprived and barely functioning while double fisting extra large caramel mocha iced coffees from the Dunkin’s down the street. Even though we […]

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Younger Tackle Football Players Are Likely to Experience CTE Symptoms at an Earlier Age

The younger an athlete is when he starts playing tackle football, the earlier he’ll experience symptoms of cognitive and behavioral impairment, a new study from […]

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BU Researchers Find CTE Can Be Caused By Even Minor Head Injuries

Just four NFL teams are left vying for this season’s Super Bowl, but as the league approaches one of its biggest weekends of the year, […]

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What Pfizer’s Decision to Stop Looking for New Alzheimer’s Drugs Means for Research

The drug giant Pfizer announced Saturday it would end its search for new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, but the decision may not derail researchers […]

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People Hospitalized for Opioid-Related Conditions Are Dying at Higher Rates

The mortality rate among people hospitalized for opioid-related conditions has quadrupled since 2000, according to a new study. Harvard Medical School researchers, whose work was […]

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New Machine Learning Model Could Accurately Detect Breast Cancer

Harnessing the power of machine learning, Boston researchers hope to change breast cancer detection techniques for the better. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT’s […]

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Surgical Super Glue May Revolutionize Post-Op Recovery

When Northeastern University’s Nasim Annabi has a great idea, she sticks with it. Annabi, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern, created a powerful, […]


This Test Can Diagnose Zika in Less Than 20 Minutes

With a new paper-based test, doctors may be able to diagnose Zika within 20 minutes. The test, born in an MIT lab, could offer a […]


BU Research: It May Be Possible to Diagnose CTE in Living Patients

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System may have found a way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living […]


You Could Be Part of a Gigantic Precision Medicine Study

The National Institutes of Health is getting close to kicking off an enormous study that promises to propel precision medicine into the future. The project, which […]