Health & Fitness

Time to clean out your medicine cabinet and take stock of expired meds

CBS Boston (Health) 1/25 10:48A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - You may want to take stock of your medicine cabinet and make some changes First of all, your medicine cabinet is probably in your bathroom where it's often warm and humid, which can cause pills to break down more easily, so it's better...

Is mononucleosis spreading? Dr. Mallika Marshall answers your questions

CBS Boston (Health) 1/22 10:38A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your latest health questions. If you have a question, email her or message her on Facebook or X (formerly known as Twitter) . WBZ-TV viewer Marina writes, "I am 29 years old and was just diagnosed with...

Student athletes at higher risk of injury and burnout, doctors say

CBS Boston (Health) 1/22 10:38A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - The nation's leading group of pediatricians is warning parents that student-athletes are at risk for injury and burnout. More than 60 million children and teens participate in organized sports but more than two-thirds of them leave by age...

Sitting for long periods of time raises your risk of death, research shows

CBS Boston (Health) 1/22 10:29A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - Many workers spend hours sitting at a desk or behind the wheel of a car, but a new study finds this sedentary behavior could be deadly. Researchers in Taiwan studied nearly half a million people over nearly 13 years and found that those...

How harmful can energy drinks be for children and teens?

CBS Boston (Health) 1/18 10:29A Mallika Marshall, MD
BOSTON - Energy drinks continue to gain in popularity, especially among young people, and new research reinforces that the beverages could be harmful to kids' health. It's estimated that more than 30 percent of kids ages 12 to 17 consume energy...
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