Health & Fitness

Study: Repetitive Hits, Not Just Concussions, Can Lead To CTE

CBS Boston (Health) 1/18 8:51A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – A surprising new study out of Boston University about the cause of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE. Scientists studied mice models as well as the brains of four teenage athletes and found that repetitive hits to the...

A Birth Control Pill For Men?

CBS Boston (Health) 1/18 4:39A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS)  Could we be closer to a birth control pill for men? Scientists have been trying to develop one for decades but now they may have a new unusual lead: a plant extract, called ouabain, that was used by African warriors and hunters as a...

Walmart Offers Way To Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

CBS Boston (Health) 1/18 3:28A Health – CBS Boston
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. The retail giant said Wednesday that it...

Treating The Flu: Doctor, Urgent Care, Or Emergency Room?

CBS Boston (Health) 1/17 11:03A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Health officials say the flu season may be peaking which hopefully means that cases will soon start to decline. There s some evidence that this is happening in Massachusetts but only time will tell. That said it is still not too late...

New Study Finds ‘Baby Brain’ Really Does Exist

CBS Boston (Health) 1/15 10:00A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Many women say that when they re pregnant they just don t feel as mentally sharp as they do when they re not pregnant, but is there really such a thing as baby brain? The answer is likely yes . In a new analysis of 20 studies...

Urine Test Could Indicate Food Allergies, How Severe They Are

CBS Boston (Health) 1/15 10:00A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) It is estimated that 15 million Americans have an allergy to one or more foods but making the diagnosis can be somewhat painful and time consuming. But in a recent study, researchers from the University of Tokyo identified compounds...

Promising Experimental Drug Treating Dogs With Cancer

CBS Boston (Health) 1/12 4:22P Health – CBS Boston
NORTH GRAFTON (CBS) When it comes to cancer research, dogs just might be the key to unlock vital clues needed to find a cure. Veterinarians in central Massachusetts are excited about some recent...

Flu Cases Spike In Mass., Across The Country

CBS Boston (Health) 1/10 4:10P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Cases of the flu have increased across the country, resulting in a season that health officials are calling “moderately severe,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week. According to the CDC, regions...

New Device Helps People Suffering From Ringing In Ears

CBS Boston (Health) 1/10 10:31A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) It is estimated that 1 in 5 people suffer from tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ear, that can be so intrusive it can affect a person s quality of life. Now researchers at the University of Michigan say a new experimental device...

Repeat Flu Vaccinations Can Help Protect Seniors

CBS Boston (Health) 1/10 10:30A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) While flu cases continue to spike nationwide, health officials are still urging the public to get their annual flu shot. And a new study suggests that older people, in particular, should make sure they get a flu shot year after year...

Patients Worried About Future Of Medical Marijuana

CBS Boston (Health) 1/9 10:51A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) At Ermont on Tuesday, a medical marijuana dispensary in Quincy, they had a sign on the door, telling patients they could only buy with cash. The company’s bank has pulled the plug on...

IV Bag Shortage Hits Hospitals Nationwide During Flu Season

CBS Boston (Health) 1/9 1:31A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Just as flu season hits its stride, there is a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags. The problem can be traced to Hurricane Maria. When the storm hit Puerto Rico in September, it knocked one of the country’s major suppliers of IV...

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings

CBS Boston (Health) 1/6 1:01A Health – CBS Boston
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) If you re a fan of the fat-burning keto diet, you ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet . Both...
Don't miss any news from:
Boston BubbleLife!
Share with thousands of local readers!


Winds South at 10.4 MPH, Humidity 64%

Send to a Friend