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STAT: What is microcephaly?An alarming rise in Brazil in the number of cases of babies born with smaller-t
STAT: What is microcephaly?
Boston Globe / Posted 41 minutes ago
An alarming rise in Brazil in the number of cases of babies born with smaller-than-normal heads — a condition known as microcephaly — has public health officials racing to determine if the cause is a mosquito-borne virus known as Zika. Officials are... Read more
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Boston Globe
State watchdog warns price disparities driving health costs higherA state watchdog agency issued a stern warning Wednesday on the wide variation
State watchdog warns price disparities driving health costs higher
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
A state watchdog agency issued a stern warning Wednesday on the wide variation in prices of medical services, saying the state must take action to curb disparities that are pushing health care costs even higher. Some Massachusetts hospitals and... Read more
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Boston Globe
6-old killed after being struck by a tree branch in CantonA Canton child has died after being struck by a tree Friday afternoon, accordin
6-old killed after being struck by a tree branch in Canton
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
A Canton child has died after being struck by a tree Friday afternoon, according to the Canton Police Department. Around 2 p.m., the department received a call that the 6-year-old had been struck by a tree branch and was pinned down. Police said the... Read more
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Boston Globe
6-old in critical condition after being struck by a tree branch in CantonA Canton child has died after being struck by a tree Friday afternoon, accordin
6-old in critical condition after being struck by a tree branch in Canton
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
A Canton child has died after being struck by a tree Friday afternoon, according to the Canton Police Department. Around 2 p.m., the department received a call that the 6-year-old had been struck by a tree branch and was pinned down. Police said the... Read more
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Slate
The Search for Schizophrenia Genes Has Been Long, Expensive, and Not Terribly UsefulThe citizen’s guide to the future. Last week, according to many mediaaccounts,
The Search for Schizophrenia Genes Has Been Long, Expensive, and Not Terribly Useful
Slate / Posted 2 days ago
The citizen’s guide to the future. Last week, according to many mediaaccounts, scientists from Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Broad Institute discovered the genetic basis of schizophrenia. The researchers reported in... Read more
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Business Wire
Affinivax Secures Additional Funding to Advance its Novel Pneumococcal Vaccine towards Clinical TrialsCAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affinivax Inc., a biotechnology company dedi
Affinivax Secures Additional Funding to Advance its Novel Pneumococcal Vaccine towards Clinical Trials
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affinivax Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to developing novel vaccines, today announced receipt of a $2.5 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This represents a follow-on investment... Read more
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MedCity News
An open letter to the government on Meaningful UseThis morning, thirty-one healthcare organizations sent the following letter to
An open letter to the government on Meaningful Use
MedCity News / Posted 3 days ago
This morning, thirty-one healthcare organizations sent the following letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Given the recent comments of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference, we remain... Read more
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FOX News
Mom hits back at trolls who turned disabled son's photo into Internet memeThe mother of a 4-year-old boy born with a syndrome that altered the shape of h
Mom hits back at trolls who turned disabled son's photo into Internet meme
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
The mother of a 4-year-old boy born with a syndrome that altered the shape of his head and caused other health complications is hitting back at Internet trolls who turned a personal photo of him into a social media meme. AliceAnn Meyer, of Texas,... Read more
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FOX News
Mom hits back at trolls who turned disabled son's photo into Internet memeThe mother of a 4-year-old boy born with a syndrome that altered the shape of h
Mom hits back at trolls who turned disabled son's photo into Internet meme
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
The mother of a 4-year-old boy born with a syndrome that altered the shape of his head and caused other health complications is hitting back at Internet trolls who turned a personal photo of him into a social media meme. AliceAnn Meyer, of Texas,... Read more
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Slate
What Are the Chances of a Fetus Developing Birth Defects if Its Mother Had Zika?How Scary Is Zika for Pregnant Women?It’s a lot less frightening when you know
What Are the Chances of a Fetus Developing Birth Defects if Its Mother Had Zika?
Slate / Posted 6 days ago
How Scary Is Zika for Pregnant Women?It’s a lot less frightening when you know the facts. It’s straight out of a horror movie: A mystery virus spreads through the Americas, causing serious birth defects in babies born to infected women. There’s good... Read more
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Japan Today
A single cell's change gives insight on cancer's origin ‹ Japan TodayResearchers have for the first time witnessed how a single cell can change and
A single cell's change gives insight on cancer's origin ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 6 days ago
Researchers have for the first time witnessed how a single cell can change and give rise to cancer, raising hopes that scientists may discover a way to stop tumors before they start. Described in the journal Science, the study was led by doctors at... Read more
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The Scientist
Illuminating a Cancer's OriginsZebrafish (Danio rerio)WIKIMEDIA, POGREBNOI-ALEXANDROFFMany cells containing ca
Illuminating a Cancer's Origins
The Scientist / Posted 6 days ago
Zebrafish (Danio rerio)WIKIMEDIA, POGREBNOI-ALEXANDROFFMany cells containing cancer-associated genes never become tumors. Using a fluorescent reporter to highlight cells activating stem cell-like patterns of gene expression, researchers at Boston... Read more
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redOrbit
New treatment cures Type 1 diabetes for six months without insulin injectionsJanuary 27, 2016 by Brett Smith In individuals with Type 1 diabetes, the immu
New treatment cures Type 1 diabetes for six months without insulin injections
redOrbit / Posted 10 days ago
January 27, 2016 by Brett Smith In individuals with Type 1 diabetes, the immune system assaults the pancreas, leaving patients without the ability to naturally manage... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Scientists: More research needed into Zika-microcephaly linkIn this Dec. 23, 2015 photo, Solange Ferreira bathes her son Jose Wesley in a b
Scientists: More research needed into Zika-microcephaly link
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
In this Dec. 23, 2015 photo, Solange Ferreira bathes her son Jose Wesley in a bucket of water, which she says he enjoys and helps calm him, at their home in Poco Fundo, Brazil. Ferreira had never heard of microcephaly before her youngest son was... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Scientists: More research needed into Zika-microcephaly linkIn this Dec. 23, 2015, file photo, 10-year-old Elison nurses his 2-month-old br
Scientists: More research needed into Zika-microcephaly link
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
In this Dec. 23, 2015, file photo, 10-year-old Elison nurses his 2-month-old brother Jose Wesley, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Poco Fundo, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Brazil: 270 of 4,180 suspected birth defect cases confirmedMunicipal workers sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes tha
Brazil: 270 of 4,180 suspected birth defect cases confirmed
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
Municipal workers sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus at the Imbiribeira neighborhood in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Brazil’s health minister Marcelo Castro said that... Read more
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FOX News
Scientists believe they're close to a cure for Type 1 diabetesScientists believe they’re closing in on a cure for Type 1 diabetes, and perhap
Scientists believe they're close to a cure for Type 1 diabetes
FOX News / Posted 11 days ago
Scientists believe they’re closing in on a cure for Type 1 diabetes, and perhaps making daily insulin shots a thing of the past for patients, according to studies published Monday. Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital said... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Editorial, Jan. 27, 2016: California’s vaccination rates show new law workingCalifornia’s new child vaccination law doesn’t go into effect until July, but n
Editorial, Jan. 27, 2016: California’s vaccination rates show new law working
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 12 days ago
California’s new child vaccination law doesn’t go into effect until July, but new data released last week by the state Department of Health indicate it’s already working. After years of decline, rates of vaccination have ticked up this year among... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Harvard and MIT close to 'cure' for Type 1 diabetes which will end daily injectionsResearchers say human trials are just a few years away. “We are excited by the
Harvard and MIT close to 'cure' for Type 1 diabetes which will end daily injections
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Researchers say human trials are just a few years away. “We are excited by these results, and are working hard to advance this technology to the clinic,” said Dr Daniel Anderson, professor of applied biology at MIT. “These results lay the... Read more
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The Providence Journal
Family support helped Devin McCourty grow from overlooked high-school player to NFL star FOXBORO — There was no complaining. No time to feel sorry for yourself, eithe
Family support helped Devin McCourty grow from overlooked high-school player to NFL star
The Providence Journal / Posted 15 days ago
FOXBORO — There was no complaining. No time to feel sorry for yourself, either. There was only hard work, sacrifice and perseverance in this household. The... Read more
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Investopedia
IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.IBM is struggling to shift from its traditional product and services mix - thin
IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.
Investopedia / Posted 16 days ago
IBM is struggling to shift from its traditional product and services mix - think mainframes - to faster growing segments such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security. The revenues of Big Blue have echoed this paradigm: since 2005 IBM’s revenues have... Read more
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Forsyth County News
Forsyth County infant battling rare heart conditionFORSYTH COUNTY — An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition
Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition
Forsyth County News / Posted 19 days ago
FORSYTH COUNTY — An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to help. Earlier this month, Mary Beth Scott underwent her second open heart surgery at Boston... Read more
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Psych Central
Autism More Common in Youth with Gender DissatisfactionNew research finds clinical evidence that supports the belief that autism spect
Autism More Common in Youth with Gender Dissatisfaction
Psych Central / Posted 20 days ago
New research finds clinical evidence that supports the belief that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more prevalent in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria than in the general population. In the study, 23 percent of the youths seen at a... Read more
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Psych Central
Concussion Symptoms Worse For Younger Hockey PlayersA new study has found that younger male ice hockey players had a significantly
Concussion Symptoms Worse For Younger Hockey Players
Psych Central / Posted 22 days ago
A new study has found that younger male ice hockey players had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms from a concussion compared to older players. Research by Dr. Peter Kriz, a sports medicine physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in... Read more
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Boston Globe
This quote shows the resiliency of the 9-old Syrian refugee at the State of the UnionWhen Ahmad was seven, he lost three siblings and both his arms when the Syrian
This quote shows the resiliency of the 9-old Syrian refugee at the State of the Union
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
When Ahmad was seven, he lost three siblings and both his arms when the Syrian government bombed his family’s refugee camp. His experience, sadly, is not unlike that of thousands caught in the Syrian conflict. Ahmad’s resiliency, however, is... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
College sports teams make a difference in the lives of children with chronic illness Posted Jan. 12, 2016 at 4:38 PM WORCESTER — Longtime Assumption College publ
College sports teams make a difference in the lives of children with chronic illness
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
Posted Jan. 12, 2016 at 4:38 PM WORCESTER — Longtime Assumption College public address announcer Kevin Hickey called out the starters for the Nov. 18 game against... Read more
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ABC News
Meet the 9-Year Old Syrian Boy Attending the State of the UnionAhmad Alkhalaf has an infectious smile that lights up the room. All eyes were o
Meet the 9-Year Old Syrian Boy Attending the State of the Union
ABC News / Posted 26 days ago
Ahmad Alkhalaf has an infectious smile that lights up the room. All eyes were on the Syrian boy as he walked into Congressman Seth Moulton’s (MA-6) office. It’s a special day for the nine-year old. The story of how young Ahmad arrived here began in... Read more
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Boston Globe
Boston police officers use CPR to save a 4-old’s life in Dorchester“The officers immediately began to administer CPR,” police said in the statemen
Boston police officers use CPR to save a 4-old’s life in Dorchester
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
“The officers immediately began to administer CPR,” police said in the statement. “Which resuscitated the child’s breathing.” The incident happened at 8 p.m. in Dorchester. Boston Fire also responded to the call, giving the child oxygen on the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Seth Moulton hosts Syrian refugee at State of the UnionA 9-year-old Syrian refugee who lost both of his arms and three of his siblings
Seth Moulton hosts Syrian refugee at State of the Union
Boston Herald / Posted 27 days ago
A 9-year-old Syrian refugee who lost both of his arms and three of his siblings in a bombing raid in his home country will be a guest of U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton at tonight’s State of the Union address. “It’s amazing, he lost both arms but he is not... Read more
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Boston Globe
Rep. Seth Moulton is bringing this 9-old Syrian refugee to the State of the Union AddressU.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has invited Ahmad Alkhalaf, a 9-year-old Syrian refugee
Rep. Seth Moulton is bringing this 9-old Syrian refugee to the State of the Union Address
Boston Globe / Posted 27 days ago
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has invited Ahmad Alkhalaf, a 9-year-old Syrian refugee who lost both of his arms when a bomb hit his home, to attend President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address as his guest Tuesday evening, according to a press... Read more
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Boston Globe
Secret Service agent paralyzed in fatal NH crash gets married at Mass. GeneralGarrett Fitzgerald and Joan Lyall were married Saturday in his intensive care r
Secret Service agent paralyzed in fatal NH crash gets married at Mass. General
Boston Globe / Posted 27 days ago
Garrett Fitzgerald and Joan Lyall were married Saturday in his intensive care room at Massachusetts General Hospital. The 30-year-old was scheduled to marry his fiancee Joan Lyall in March, but the wedding was moved up to Saturday “given the... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Increased opioid addiction fearedThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the use of the narcotic pai
Increased opioid addiction feared
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the use of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11 in August amid a national opioid crisis has been met with harsh criticism from lawmakers and public officials who allege the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts launches partnership to attract digital health innovationMassachusetts government officials, health care experts, and private business l
Massachusetts launches partnership to attract digital health innovation
Boston Globe / Posted a month ago
Massachusetts government officials, health care experts, and private business leaders have partnered in an attempt to corner the digital health care market, worth an estimated $32 billion, Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday at Boston... Read more

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