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Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:36 PM EDT

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 07:34 PM EDT

Central Mass. Community Upset Over Pediatric Unit Closing

Central Mass. Community Upset Over Pediatric Unit Closing

Due to a $14 million operating loss and state and federal budget cuts, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital has officially filed paperwork to close several units, including the inpatient pediatric...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:24 PM EDT

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:03 PM EDT

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:26 AM EDT

Raising Awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Raising Awareness for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is an often deadly lung condition affecting 132,000 people in the U.S. NBC10 Boston/necn photographer Scott Wholley and his father Tom talk about the fundraiser Bowl for Breath, which is being...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 12:03 PM EDT

Recall Issued on Opioid Overdose Antidote

Recall Issued on Opioid Overdose Antidote

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the manufacturer of opioid overdose antidote Naloxone has issued a recall.

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 06:34 PM EDT

BMC Opens New Addiction Assistance Center

BMC Opens New Addiction Assistance Center

Grayken Center for Addiction and the Partnership for Drug-Free...">The opioid epidemic is shattering families. Boston Medical Center has announced a new initiative giving parents immediate access to support. The Grayken Center for Addiction and the Partnership for Drug-Free...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 05:05 PM EDT

Spotting Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis in Animals

Spotting Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis in Animals

As our pets get older, much like their humans, they can develop arthritis.

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:44 AM EDT

NY Man Sues CVS for Blabbing to Wife About Viagra Use

NY Man Sues CVS for Blabbing to Wife About Viagra Use

A Long Island man is suing CVS after a pharmacist allegedly blabbed about his use of an erectile-dysfunction drug to his wife. The New York Post reports Michael Feinberg had a prescription for Viagra that he...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 08:41 AM EDT

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

Some Brazil 'Zika Kids' Try School, Others Fight to Survive

On Tuesdays, 18-month-old Joaquim Santos spends an hour sitting by himself in a corner of a special needs classroom in this small city in northeast Brazil, one of the country's poorest regions and one hit...

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