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Shirley Wang's father, Lin, was on a business trip when he ran into NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. It was the beginning of a friendship.
Older runners decline with age more slowly than people think. And they may still be able to set new records in the marathon in the future.
It's one of the county's fastest-growing careers, but many of those positions are going unfilled.
Officials are reviewing the "Section 35" state law, which allows people to be involuntarily committed to addiction treatment.
The soaring cost of the drug has caused some people to ration their use of it, leading to several deaths.
A new portable, battery-powered diagnostic test could allow public health officials to test for Ebola, malaria and other diseases in less than 30 minutes.
I want my young patients to trust me -- but not because of the letters after my name, writes Dorothy R. Novick. I want them to trust me because they...
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.
The National Institutes of Health says it will spend up to $20 million to find alternatives to human fetal tissue.
Voters, who just elected a Democratic House largely to protect the Affordable Care Act, should tell their state leaders to keep hands off its protections.
New research suggests that women experience a variety of emotional consequences from tracking their fertility with apps.
CRISPR has been in the headlines recently, as a Chinese scientist's claims he created gene-edited twin girls continue to be met with international outrage.
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...
A new long-term study of American women found those following a Mediterranean-style diet had a reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and vascular death.
Nearly 10 million people in the U.S. live with a serious mental illness. But one psychologist says there isn't agreement on whether workers should make mental illness known at work.
Some farmers and scientists are arguing for oversight of a new generation of gene-edited food, made through a process called CRISPR.