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The study finds that the top medical training programs have inconsistent family leave policies for residents.
The Attorney General's office says it's the first time the state has charged a doctor with manslaughter for an opioid overdose death.
New research suggests that women experience a variety of emotional consequences from tracking their fertility with apps.
The struggle to get help for mental illness or substance abuse affects the poorest of Massachusetts residents.
The mortality rate for Massachusetts residents 65 and older is down, but some specific health problems, like asthma and breast cancer, are getting worse.
The senator's letter comes in response to a WBUR story about a Boston nurse who was denied coverage because she carries naloxone.
It works on inflammation, on glucose metabolism, on weight and blood pressure and more -- and even if you only adopt it partially, researchers say, the Mediterranean diet can improve...
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said a culture shift might be needed for both police and public health officials to deal with the nation's opioid epidemic.
Here's what you need to know about the national shortage of Shingrix, the new and highly effective shingles vaccine.
Despite social media backlash, Harvard professor Eric Rimm explains why he still believes Americans should eat fewer fries, and parents should be careful how they train their children's eating habits.
The U.S. surgeon general has advised people to get the opioid-reversal drug. But it's why Isela, pictured, a Boston Medical Center nurse, was denied life insurance.
Immigration officials consider whether a person would be dependent on the government before granting a green card, visa renewal or other change in legal status.
A parental view on one more reason there's likely no major wave of CRISPR-enhanced babies on the horizon: the guilt if anything goes wrong.
A health care economist argues against the now-approved merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health.
With a new generation of gene-edited food on the way, it's time to ask: If a label promises you better nutrition through CRISPR, how do you feel about that?
The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts has sent letters to a number of doctors and medical professionals in the state warning them that their prescribing practices have raised red flags...
On Morning Edition, Bob Oakes spoke with two people about the supposed genetically edited babies, with Daniel Suarez, a science fiction writer who focuses on the potential impact of gene...
The attorney general's conditions include limits on annual price increases for the next seven years.
A U.S. District Court judge in Boston issued a temporary injunction in a lawsuit against an Essex County jail in favor of a man seeking to force officials to let...
A new report says spinal stimulators, thought to be a safe way to manage pain without opioids, can actually be dangerous.