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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:13 AM EDT

Smoking Hits New Low: About 14 Percent of US Adults

Smoking Hits New Low: About 14 Percent of US Adults

Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:17 AM EDT

Health Officials Warn of Overdose Spike in Waltham

Health Officials Warn of Overdose Spike in Waltham<br />

Public Health officials in Waltham, Massachusetts are warning residents about a recent spike in drug overdoses in the city.

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

New Call for Blood Donors and Search for Missing Blood Types

New Call for Blood Donors and Search for Missing Blood Types

The American Red Cross says the number of blood donors has dropped by a little more than 1 million since 2009. The agency points out that just 3 percent of the United States’ population is now donating and...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 08:17 AM EDT

Compulsive Video-Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

Compulsive Video-Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

For video game addicts, it might soon be "game over." In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:25 AM EDT

Why Fecal Bacteria Sometimes Takes Over Jersey Shore Beaches

Why Fecal Bacteria Sometimes Takes Over Jersey Shore Beaches

The cloud of fecal bacteria that lingered off New Jersey beaches last week is a reminder of a grim truth on the Shore: The water is not safe after it rains. The reason why is pretty easy to understand, but the...

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 06:56 PM EDT

Meet UMass Memorial's Father-Son Surgery Team

Meet UMass Memorial's Father-Son Surgery Team

Both Drs. Elias and Edward Arous are vascular surgeons at UMass Memorial Hospital. Kristy Lee reports.

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 04:19 AM EDT

State Appeals Court Reinstates California's Right-to-Die Law

State Appeals Court Reinstates California's Right-to-Die Law

A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:28 PM EDT

Ex-Hospice Manager Pleads Guilty in $60M Fraud Scheme

Ex-Hospice Manager Pleads Guilty in $60M Fraud Scheme

A former manager of a North Texas hospice has pleaded guilty to health care fraud, admitting her role in a $60 million scheme that involved drugging patients to “hasten their deaths," according to court...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:33 PM EDT

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Cites Funding and Credibility Issues

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Cites Funding and Credibility Issues

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 01:34 PM EDT

Report: Maine is Worst State in US for Lyme Disease

Report: Maine is Worst State in US for Lyme Disease

Five New England states have made a list of 'worst states' to contract Lyme disease.

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