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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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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 […]

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Health Headlines: Did Evolution Give Us Inflammatory Disease?

Did Evolution Give us Inflammatory Disease? In new research published this week in the online issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, researchers from Brigham […]

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Health Headlines: Pop a Pill to Get Rid of Gray Hair?

Pop a pill and say goodbye to gray hairs? One new supplement says yes. Go Away Gray, a product that originally launched in 2009 just came out with an […]

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Health Headlines: Z-Pack Linked to Heart Problems

The popular antibiotic azithromycin (we all know it as the five-day “Z-pack”) can cause changes in the electrical activity of the heart and that may lead to a fatal irregular […]

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Massachusetts is the Second Least Obese State in the Nation

New information from Gallup says that Massachusetts is the second least obese state in the nation. The least obese state is Colorado. Connecticut and Rhode Island also made […]

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Health Headlines: 5 Common Mental Illnesses Share DNA Roots

Five of the most common mental illnesses share the same DNA roots, according to the largest study of its kind on genetics and mental health by researchers at Massachusetts […]

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140 High School Students Sickened in Mass.

Approximately 140 students at Pentucket Regional High School caught a stomach bug that spread through the school, leading to massive lines at the nurses office, and causing the school […]

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A Tsunami of Alzheimer's is Hitting the U.S.

A “tsunami of Alzheimer’s” is hitting our society according to researchers at the Chicago Health and Aging Project. Researchers projected that as the baby boomer generation […]

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Scientists Say Twitter Tracks the Flu Better than the CDC

Scientists say Twitter tracks disease better then the CDC. We covered how Google tracks the flu, and how researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital are using Twitter and […]

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Even More Reasons to Drink Coffee

Coffee drinkers are less likely to be depressed, according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting. People that drink regular […]

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Viagra May Help Men Lose Weight

Viagra may help men lose weight. According to a study by the University of Bonn, mice that were given Viagra (sildenafil) over longer periods of […]

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Is There Anything Botox Can’t Do?

Botox is now approved for a number of new things that are not wrinkle-related. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Botox, made […]

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Exercising After Flu Shot Helps Build Resistance

There’s a new illness transmitted by the same deer ticks that spread lyme disease and it’s right here in the Northeast. The bacterial illness causes […]

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Binge Drinking Kills 12,000 Women Annually

People that are bilingual have brains that work more efficiently than people who speak only one language, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience. When we […]