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An obituary for Maddie Linsenmeir is generating a big response. We speak to her sister who wrote it, and to the police chief in Maddie's hometown of Burlington, Vermont, about...
The basics of good eating stay the same; if you're confused about what to eat, it may be because the food industry wants you to be confused, says the leader...
Given the undeniable benefits of curbing meat consumption, writes Rich Barlow, any excuse for ignoring our warming planet should be unacceptable.
Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Helen Branswell, STAT's infectious diseases and public health reporter, for the latest on acute flaccid myelitis.
Though they have limitations, proponents say that fentanyl testing strips could be "part of a broader package of technologies" to try to reduce fatal opioid overdoses.
The Trump Administration wants pharma companies to list drug prices on ads for all prescriptions paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Could it drive down costs?
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NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about concussions, fears and why he put the brakes on his storied career.
According to a new WBUR poll, 48 percent of registered nurses say they plan to vote yes on Question 1, which would establish nurse-to-patient ratios. Forty-five percent say they'll vote...
The U.K. is supposed to leave the European Union next March, but it remains to be seen what the new relationship might look like.
About half the videos from 2013-2017 showed use of tobacco or marijuana, adding to concerns about possible influence on young viewers.
The survey of more than 800 vets found that most feel ethical qualms -- at least sometimes -- about what pet owners ask them to do. And that takes a...
Among registered nurses in Massachusetts, 48 percent support Question 1, and 45 percent oppose it.
Guards and inmates at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown allege Correction Department officials exposed them to high levels of the radioactive gas.
Question 1, also endorsed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, would set a minimum on nurse-to-patient staffing ratios if passed.
The research is clear: not sleeping is dangerous. For many, though, it's still elusive. That's why Harvard University sleep expert Dr. Charles Czeisler unveiled an online sleep class for all...
Although volunteers for Alzheimer's research are desperately needed, so many patients — mainly Spanish speakers — face a language barrier.
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, writes Jay Baruch, but can an old dog teach its owners something new about being human?
The Framingham Heart Study turns 70 this year.
Gov. Charlie Baker said he will vote no on Question 1, which would change the ratio of nurses to patients in hospitals.