Health & Fitness

Campaign urges people to get COVID-19 booster shots if eligible

CBS Boston (Health) 10/7 1:16A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - There's no doubt that the COVID vaccines continue to save lives but a woefully low number of people have received the recommended boosters. An analysis by the Commonwealth Fund found that if 80% of those eligible to receive a booster dose...

Walking 4 to 5 miles a day linked to several health benefits, study says

CBS Boston (Health) 10/7 12:48A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - Many experts recommend a goal of 10,000 steps a day for improved fitness. Now new research backs that up. A study by JAMA Neurology found that walking about 10,000 steps a day, which is about 4-5 miles depending on your stride, was...

FBI Boston issues call for cooperation over cybersecurity (Health) 10/6 3:58P
The FBI is asking companies of all sizes to reach out to them now to prepare for a cyber attack, sharing some new information about how they protected vaccine makers as part of Operation Warp Speed.

Petting a dog is good for your brain, research shows

CBS Boston (Health) 10/6 12:53P Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - They're not just man's best friend. They can also be man's best therapist. Researchers in Switzerland measured the brain activity of 19 healthy adults alone, then in the presence of a dog, then sitting next to the dog, and finally while...
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