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Could COVID-19 Have Escaped from a Lab?

In January, as she watched the news about a novel virus spreading out of control in China, Alina Chan braced for a shutdown. The molecular […]


Is Smoking Weed as Bad for Your Heart as Cigarettes?

Here’s something to be blunt about: A new study has found that using pot carries many of the same hazards for heart health as smoking […]


For Women, the Month You’re Born in May Affect the Possibility of Getting Heart Disease

Have you ever read your horoscope and wondered how in the world it could be so darn accurate? Yeah, same. It may be a little […]


If You Own an Apple Watch, You Can Help the Brigham Study Heart Health

Whether you have one or not, wearable technology, from watches to bands to adhesive patches, has inundated the fitness market. Allowing users to clearly see […]


Study: Racial, Gender Disparity Persists in Cardiac Care Patients Receive

About 5.7 million people in the United States suffer from heart failure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the CDC predicts […]


CTE Risk in Football Players Doubles Every Five Years, New Study Finds

Football season is well underway, but as we gear up for the Pats game Thursday night, let’s cross our fingers that the boys avoid particularly […]

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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 […]


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 […]