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Ultraviolet Light May Actually be Addictive, Study Says

It’s no secret that tanning is dangerous. We’ve all heard the warnings about skin cancer and premature aging, yet we find ourselves laying out in […]


How White Noise Helps Us Sleep

Global spending on sleep products is expected to reach $33.2 billion this year, and it’s easy to see why — from herbal treatments to prescription sleeping pills, […]


Boston Doctors Are Publishing Lots of Books

Boston doctors are writing and publishing a lot of books—and that’s a very, very good thing. A recent study conducted by Catalyst Healthcare Research found that 93 […]

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What the Tech?: These Monkeys Have Mind Control Powers

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital aren’t monkeying around: scientists are working on ways to one day allow people with paralysis to regain control of their […]


Ask The Expert: The Myths and Facts about Women and Heart Disease

February is Heart Health Month, and while you may see people wearing red for “National Wear Red Day” on February 7th, there is more to […]


Is Sense of Smell an Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s?

Sense of smell can let you know when it’s time to take your dinner out of the oven, it can help pick out a new […]


Arthritis Drug May Treat Kidney Disease, Study Says

A study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that the drug Orencia which has […]


State Of The Art Imaging Technology Improves Athletes’ Performance

Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Sports Performance Center offers has really cool 3-D imaging technology that can track movements and the source of sports injuries in […]


New Non-Invasive Skin Biopsy Technology Makes Doctor Visits Easier

Medical device company Caliber I.D. has developed a new gadget that will change the way you think about going to the doctor. The VivaScope system […]


Mass General Is Giving Kids a ‘Prescription’ To Go Outside

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children is teaming up with Boston-based conservation and recreation program the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) to launch Outdoors Rx, a program […]


Bacon Linked to Low Sperm Count

If you’re a woman who is looking to have a child sometime in the near future, you may want to choose a mate that’s a […]


Link Discovered Between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered a link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down Syndrome which could potentially lead to better treatments for both. For […]


Researchers Discover A New Cause For Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurogenerative Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital announced that they have discovered and validated a new genetic cause for the most common […]


Male Menopause Has Roots in Estrogen

In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital discovered that symptoms in middle aged men often attributed to […]


MIT Researcher’s Invention Could Save 1.8 Million Newborn Lives

About 1.8 million newborn babies die the day they are born each year because they have trouble breathing, mostly in low and middle-income countries, according […]