The viral infection affects the liver and can cause severe illness.
A panel of Massachusetts health-care leaders discusses the outlook for women's health in view of the pending Supreme Court nomination.
But more research is needed to determine whether the 19th-century dye can be developed into a novel cheap treatment for a rare skin cancer.
The lawsuit seeks to require Sheriff Kevin Coppinger and officials at the Essex County House of Correction in Middleton to provide methadone to inmates with an opioid use disorder who...
In December, the project will expand nationwide, as VA hospitals across the country will add naloxone to their AED cabinets.
A leading watchdog on the quality and safety of supplements raises concerns about probiotic supplements -- increasingly popular products with "good bacteria."
Boston Globe reporter Linda Matchan joined All Things Considered's Lisa Mullins to discuss her story about the crisis in unregulated home health care.
Some think it's inevitable that babies' DNA will be analyzed right after birth, but that future is far off, a new study by Boston researchers suggests.
Massachusetts is producing mixed results as it tests a new way to contain the cost of health care.
State officials say total health care expenditures in 2017 grew at 1.6 percent in Massachusetts.
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center is launching an online resource library to give employers tools to help workers whose lives have been impacted by the opioid...
The controversial drug, illegal in the U.S., has been shown to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings for people addicted to opioids. But some caution it poses safety risks and dispute...
Preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities say they are finding fewer deer ticks.
Long before it became one of the hottest diets in America, the ketogenic diet was used for patients with epilepsy, and it often works -- but it's extraordinarily challenging to...
The researchers find that they can use drugs to mimic the effects of exercise in mice with Alzheimer's disease -- but it will be years before that could possibly happen...
The study concluded that state-mandated nurse staffing ratios for ICU patients that began in 2016 have had little effect on mortality or complications.
"I think a lot of students who are very high-achieving have this mind-set that the less sleep you get, the cooler you are," one student says.
With an LVAD heart device, it's a classically complex medical decision: Statistically, you’re likely to do better, but there’s a serious chance you’ll be made seriously worse.
New Hampshire's state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan joined WBUR's Jack Lepiarz to discuss the outbreak.
A big-data informatician writes about a case that marked the beginning of a long education on the value of small data -- that is, the clinical impact of a small...