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Dr. Robert Stern is out with a study on what happens to the brains of people who played tackle football before they were 12 years old.
In a new study, researchers determined participation in football before age 12 increases the risk of problems with behavior, planning and organization.
The contamination was found after the New York Times commissioned scientists at Baylor and Rice universities to collect and test the floodwaters.
Kids who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 are at much higher risk of developing behavioral and emotional troubles as adults, a new study finds.
Dr. Willie Parker writes in his book: "I remain a follower of Jesus, and I believe that as an abortion provider, I am doing God's work."
The regional director for veterans hospitals across New England faced criticism Monday as a congressional subcommittee began examining problems at the Manchester VA Medical Center.
Florida has long attracted Northerners looking to escape colder climates in the Sunshine state. But Hurricane Irma may make them reconsider. We discuss.
Rather than building on what other nations have successfully done, Sanders has taken a running leap off the dock of reality, writes Rich Barlow.
The new book "Unhealthy Politics" explores why so much of the medical care Americans get lacks strong scientific evidence on how effective it is, and the role doctors, politicians and the public play.
The issue was brought home for Gawande, a surgeon and author, when his father was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer.
The median household income in Massachusetts rose 5.8 percent over the year, from $71,146 to $75,297. The state's poverty rate also fell.
Health care spending grew 2.8 percent last year, below a 3.6 percent benchmark.
City officials are working to combat the outbreak, which has hit the city's homeless population and people with drug addiction hardest.
The findings advance our understanding of how the microbiome is linked to multiple sclerosis, and what potential treatments might be developed.
Some Democrats worry that a push by progressives to advocate for a government-run, single-payer health care system could backfire.
Some say these commitments save lives, while others say forced treatment is ineffective and violates people's civil rights.
Parents, have your elevator speech ready, writes Nancy Rappaport.
The Cincinnati Enquirer sent dozens of reporters into the field for seven days to report on the heroin crisis. They returned with an alarming snapshot of a national epidemic.
After 18 years, the biggest randomized study on hormone therapy finds menopausal women who used it did not tend to die sooner, but they didn't tend to live longer either.
Men with commercial health insurance are less likely to return to a new doctor if the doctor is female, according to a report from athenahealth. Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, provides some possible reasons why.