A new finding may help doctors determine which patients with high blood pressure are likeliest to be sensitive to salt, and so have the highest incentive to cut way down....
A sociologist describes how consumers of genetic ancestry kits often "cherry-pick" test results to craft their preferred racial and ethnic identities.
Back in 2015, we created a tool to help women and their partners compare childbirth quality measures at hospitals across Massachusetts. We'd like to update it, and are looking for...
New research on the widely-popular Juul e-cigarette suggests fears of teenagers using them at school may be warranted.
The study seems to suggest you can get much the same health benefits from cheap supermarket coffee as from a fancy cup of artisanal terroir coffee.
Of the more than 3,000 adults surveyed, young adults reported the highest rates of pot consumption.
A study finds that a vivid online game-and-soap-opera program dramatically cut the rates of sexually transmitted infections among young gay and bisexual men compared to standard sex ed materials.
A new study of Massachusetts adults shows that about 20 percent have used recreational cannabis in the past 30 days.
If the governor signs the bill, Massachusetts will become the sixth state in the country to refuse to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
A Harvard psychologist shares a new research finding: As problems become rarer, our brains experience "concept creep," moving the goalposts and defining smaller issues as problems.
Even with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, it's much harder than you might think to predict who's going to die soon in most cases.
The Massachusetts proposal, described as the "vanguard" of state efforts to control rising pharmaceutical costs within Medicaid, might have established a market-driven model for other programs.
As federal deliberation on GMO labeling ramps up, a Vermont study finds that required labeling actually made consumers more confident in genetically engineered foods.
Advocates say BMC’s investment is part of a burgeoning shift among health care leaders to view housing as a key “social determinant of health."
"He was the patron saint of the movement to get patients involved in health care by involving us in our medical records," says Dave deBronkart, a stage 4 cancer survivor...
Some marijuana dispensaries will operate two systems -- recreational and medical -- under one roof.
Dr. Steven Schlozman writes about the health effects that President Trump's immigration policies are having on all Americans, and how people can work to reclaim the American ideals he worries...
The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association is out with what it says is the first statewide "guide for patient management with regards to opioid misuse."
Hospitals across the state are seeing an surge of opioid patients with infections or injuries. Many are still active users. Some are in recovery. All present dilemmas. To help, the...
Extended clinical trial results from Mass. General suggest an inexpensive vaccine for tuberculosis could reduce blood sugar in those with Type 1 diabetes.