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Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 01:35 PM EDT

STDs Set New Record, Continuing Rapid Rise in US, CDC Says

STDs Set New Record, Continuing Rapid Rise in US, CDC Says

Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States last year, far more than the STD record set in 2016, NBC News reported. The new data come from the Centers...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 11:27 AM EDT

50 Adult Meds Added to National Recall With 32 Kids' Items

50 Adult Meds Added to National Recall With 32 Kids' Items

King Bio has announced it is pulling all of its water-based products across all brands, amounting to more than 50 products intended to treat virtually every ailment from migraines to allergies, amid a national...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 06:04 PM EDT

Some Turn to Medical Marijuana for Relief in Opioid Crisis

Some Turn to Medical Marijuana for Relief in Opioid Crisis

While medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, most doctors aren't recommending it to their patients and, in many cases, are instead prescribing highly addictive opioids. Some, however, suggest a solution.

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 04:33 PM EDT

Mass. Health Officials Announce 4th Case of West Nile Virus

Mass. Health Officials Announce 4th Case of West Nile Virus

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus on Monday. Health officials said the victim is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitaliz...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 09:07 AM EDT

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

As coastal cities ban plastic straws and California and Hawaii consider following suit, activists are trying to raise awareness about cigarette butts, a much greater source of ocean pollution, NBC News...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 07:56 AM EDT

Aspirin Disappoints for Avoiding First Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

Aspirin Disappoints for Avoiding First Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 09:55 AM EDT

THC Found in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Pot Use: Study

THC Found in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Pot Use: Study

Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say...

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 11:13 AM EDT

Weight-Loss Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

Weight-Loss Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:29 PM EDT

3 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

3 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass. Announced

Three people and one horse were infected with West Nile Virus in Massachusetts, state health officials announced Friday. All three people were hospitalized but have since been discharged. The horse, which fell...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 03:13 PM EDT

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

If you eat contaminated food, symptoms may not show up for hours or days. Here's when you should go see a doctor.

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