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President Trump’s Election May Wreak Havoc on Your Health

If you’ve been feeling anxious after President Trump’s election, you’re not alone—a survey from the American Psychological Association found that 57 percent of Americans are […]

Produce
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These Three Food Policies Could Slash Rates of Cardiovascular Disease

For years, doctors have noticed a correlation between low socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease, to the point that it’s even been considered an additional risk factor for […]

Wellness

Want to Run Faster? Just Wear this Funky Exosuit

Forget your sleek compression tights (which, for the record, don’t really work anyway). The key to running faster may be an oh-so-fashionable jumble of cables, […]

Amyloid plaques
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Your Immune System May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there’s a lot we don’t know about Alzheimer’s, researchers are getting closer to understanding its origins. Within the past year alone, the neurodegenerative disease […]

Oxycontin
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Study Cautions Against Taking Opioids Before Surgery

New research says patients who take opioids before total knee replacement (TKR) surgery may experience less post-operative pain relief, potentially affecting their ability to live […]

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Study: Chocolate May Keep Your Heart Safe

Your sweet tooth may be keeping your heart healthy, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The research, […]

Boston Children's
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Boston Children’s Is on the Cusp of a Major Research Breakthrough

After more than two decades of work, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital may be on the cusp of a major research breakthrough: growing human blood […]

Prescription drugs
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Even FDA-Approved Drugs May Not Be Safe, Study Says

You know that medicine your doctor prescribed? It still may not be safe. A study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical […]

Kimmie Ng
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In an Uncertain Research Climate, Scientists Turn to Crowdfunding

Kimmie Ng had what many scientists dream of: a research grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). With that funding, Ng launched a randomized control […]

coffee
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Coffee May Actually Numb Your Pain, Study Says

You know that invincible feeling that comes after your first cup of coffee? New research says it may be more than a caffeine high. A […]

Bread
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Don’t Have Celiac Disease? You Probably Don’t Have to Give Up Gluten

If you don’t have celiac disease, follow your heart when it comes to eating gluten. A study published Tuesday in the BMJ says gluten does not appear to […]

Alcohol
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There May Be a Way to Prevent Liver Damage from Alcohol

Liver disease is one of the most serious consequences of alcohol abuse, killing roughly 20,000 Americans in 2014 alone. Someday, Massachusetts General Hospital research may […]

Soda
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Soda—Diet or Not—May Be Bad for Your Brain

Plenty of research—and plain old common sense—says that sugar-sweetened beverages are the enemy of your waistline. And now, two new studies say even your brain […]

Wellness

Your Children Could Learn to Control Their Emotions with a Video Game

A clinical trial underway at Massachusetts General Hospital is teaching children how to use video games in a brand new way. The technique, called RAGE-control, helps kids […]

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BMC May Someday Be Able to “Brew” New Blood for Patients

If there’s one thing hospitals can’t get enough of, it’s blood. Within the past few months, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer […]