Warren, Walsh Hold Rally For Obamacare At Faneuil Hall
BOSTON (CBS) — Led by Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, hundreds packed Faneuil Hall’s Sam Adams Park Sunday afternoon to voice their support for Obamacare–and their disdain for President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to repeal and replace it. “The right to healthcare is human right, and in 2017, that right is being threatened,” Mayor Walsh said. Huge crowd gathered outside @FaneuilHall for rally hosted by @marty_walsh against @realDonaldTrump 's efforts to repeal #ACA. #wbz #wbznews pic.twitter.com/6D6OOpzj4L — Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) January 15, 2017 Sen. Warren...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen Affordable Care Act Ed Markey Elizabeth Warren Faneuil Hall Marty Walsh Obamacare Paul Burton Source Type: news

Increased Activity In Part Of Brain Could Predict Stress-Related Heart Attack Risk
BOSTON (CBS) — Stress and heart attacks have long been linked, but researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital may now know exactly why. Published in the Journal Lancet, Mass General researchers found a link for the first time between the area in the brain that processes stress and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Doctor Ahmed Tawakol, a cardiologist at MGH and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who took part in the study, said activity in the amygdala could provide answers. “We found that the amount of activity in that tissue of the brain actually very nicely pred...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Brain Heart Attack Massachusetts General Hospital Stress Source Type: news

CVS Now Selling Generic Competitor To EpiPen At A 6th Of The Price
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers. The drugstore chain says it will charge $109.99 for a two-pack of the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick, a lesser-known treatment compared to EpiPen, which can cost more than $600. EpiPen alternative (WBZ-TV) CVS Health Corp., the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, says it cut the price of the generic version of Adrenaclick nearly in half. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CVS EpiPen generic epipen Source Type: news

Rob Gronkowski Surprises Teen Battling Cancer With Video Message
BOSTON (CBS) – It was the best kind of surprise from Patriot star Rob Gronkowski to a teenager battling brain cancer. The message is personal and very inspiring for the 13-year-old who is from Lawrence, but now lives in North Carolina. It comes at the perfect time, as the young patient goes for his last chemotherapy treatment after a very long journey. “What’s up Hunter?  It’s your buddy Rob Gronkowski,” was the first thing in a video Gronkowski sent Hunter Pietrowski, another fighter with a ton of heart. “I just want to say congratulations on your last chemo session coming up on Th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News NFL Patriots Sports Syndicated Local Syndicated Sports Paula Ebben Rob Gronkowski Source Type: news

Lawyers Trade Blame In Meningitis Outbreak Trial
BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a compounding pharmacy blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012 put “profits over patients” and ignored repeated warning signs that drugs manufactured by his company were being contaminated by mold, a prosecutor told jurors Monday in a federal racketeering trial. Barry Cadden, the former head pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham, is charged with causing the deaths of 25 people who died after getting injectable steroids, mainly for back pain, from their doctors. Compounding pharmacies mix customized medications for patients i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Uncategorized Barry Cadden Meningitis outbreak NECC Source Type: news

Man Opts To Receive Liver From Donor With Hepatitis C After First Transplant Fails
BOSTON (CBS) – After his first transplant failed, 26-year old Ben Blake was in need of another liver and fast. So he made the courageous decision to take one that is infected with a treatable disease in order to save his life. “Ben is my only son and he was very sick at birth,” says Duane Blake. Ben, had biliary atresia, a rare disease that eventually causes liver failure. At just seven months of age, he needed a liver transplant. “Every day was really a blessing and a gift,” says Duane. But by the end of college, Ben’s donor liver began to fail and he started to waste away. He...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Liver Transplant Source Type: news

Struggling To Hit The Gym? It May Not Be Your Fault, Study Suggests
BOSTON (CBS) – If you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution to exercise more, it may not be entirely your fault. WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall reports there’s new research that shows a hormone released in the brain may affect a person’s motivation to get moving, especially if they’re overweight. A recent study looked at obese mice and found that the way their brains handled the feel-good hormone dopamine was altered and seemed to cause them to be less physically active. “In many cases, willpower is invoked as a way to modify behavior,” study author Alexxai Kravit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Diet Res-Illusions: Tips From The Pros On How To Lose Weight
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — We make ’em, we break ’em. New Year’s diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the scale toward success. His advice: Put it on autopilot. Make small changes in the kitchen, at the grocery store and in restaurants to help you make good choices without thinking. “As much as we all want to believe that we’re master and commander of all our food decisions, that’s just not true for most of us,” said the researcher,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Diet Source Type: news

WRITERS Program Helps Hospitalized Children Stay Busy
BOSTON (CBS) — Kids who have to spend long days at the hospital can get bored easily, but the WRITERS program at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center is making all the difference for one local boy. 12-year-old Sam Galette of Dorchester has sickle cell disease, a blood disorder that causes recurrent episodes of pain, but Sam has had a particularly hard road. “Sam has been pretty sick,” says Dr. Cathy Rosenfield, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at Floating Hospital and Sam’s doctor.  “Sam had several strokes this summer and had a head bleed.” The strokes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center Source Type: news

Lawmakers Delay Key Provisions Of New Massachusetts Pot Law
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Legislature approved a six-month delay of several key provisions in the state’s new recreational marijuana law, including the licensing of pot shops, angering backers of the voter-approved measure. The House and Senate passed the bill without a public hearing and without debate during lightly attended, informal sessions in both chambers Wednesday. The ballot initiative that allows adults 21 and over to possess and use limited amounts of recreational marijuana and grow as many as a dozen pot plants in their homes was approved by 53.7 percent of voters on Nov. 8 and took effect on ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Marijuana Massachusetts Pot Source Type: news

Skin Cancer Drop In Northeast Bucks Rising Rates Elsewhere
CHICAGO (AP) — A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs, a study suggests. In the years included in the study, the Melanoma Foundation of New England became more active with programs to prevent skin cancer, the researchers noted. Two years ago, the group started a program that funds sunscreen dispensers in public places and recreation spots in Boston and other New England cities. That effort expanded this year to other states. “Such programs may enhance public awareness about skin cancer...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Harpist Touches Hundreds Of Lives At Brigham & Women ’ s Hospital
BOSTON (CBS) – Five days a week Nancy Kleiman plays her harp at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. It’s her job as part of the hospital’s Caring and Healing Modalities. “I’ll go down to radiation oncology, go up to the NICU,” she says. It’s a soothing, peaceful sound. And she meets people, like the Sullivans from Portland, Maine. Last spring 21-year-old Patrick Sullivan was at the Brigham in tough shape with a form of cancer called lymphoma. “You could kind of watch the disease travel through my body,” he says. Four months of chemotherapy knocked it down, but not ou...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

New Recommendations On How Long Ear Infections Should Be Treated
BOSTON (CBS) – Ear infections are incredibly common among young kids and many get them multiple times a year, but for how long do they need to be treated? In children under 2, ear infections are usually treated with oral antibiotics for 10 days. But antibiotics can cause an upset stomach and rashes and there’s always the concern for antibiotic resistance, so doctors wanted to see if kids would do just as well with 5 days of treatment instead of 10. The answer is probably “no”. In a recent study they found that children less than 2 years of age treated with only 5 days of antibiotic therapy were more...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Ear Infections Source Type: news

Millions To Give Up Alcohol For ‘ Dry January ’
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s that time of year to start thinking of your New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight and quitting smoking. Well what about drinking? This year millions of people will be participating in what’s being called “Dry January” a campaign spearheaded by a British group called Alcohol Concern. The goal is to detox, lose weight, and save money by giving up alcohol for 31 days. It’s not clear if this will improve the health of most participants but some people who have done it before say they slept better, lost weight, and had more energy. It also encouraged them to r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Alcohol Dr. Mallika Marshall Dry January Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Physical Activity Could Help Concussion Recovery
BOSTON (CBS) – When a child gets a concussion, he’s usually told to take it easy at home until their symptoms resolve. But a new study in JAMA suggests that physical activity early after a concussion may actually help children recover faster. In fact, the kids that returned to physical activity within 7 days of their injury were less likely to have ongoing concussion symptoms a month later compared to kids who remained inactive. A new report says that most states are easily caught off guard by a new contagious disease. Twenty-six states and Washington D.C. had low scores but not Massachusetts. The Bay State sco...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Syndicated Local Concussion Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

‘ Wendy ’ s Welcome ’ Eases Children ’ s Hospital Fears
SHARON (CBS) — Going to the Emergency Room can be scary, especially for children. But one local girl is making a trip to the ER a lot less intimidating for kids and their parents. You wouldn’t know it to look at her but 12-year-old Wendy Wooden of Sharon has been a very sick girl. At the age of three, she developed an E. coli infection, which damaged multiple organs and she required a kidney transplant. Wendy spent hundreds of days at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). So when a neighbor’s children needed to be admitted, she turned to Wendy and her mom with lots of questions. What should she bring...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Children Dr. Mallika Marshall Hospital Source Type: news

Older Patients With Female Doctors Are Less Likely To Die, Harvard Study Finds
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Want to live longer? Having a woman for a doctor instead of a man may help. A new Harvard University study reveals that older patients are less likely to die or end up back in the hospital if they have female doctors. The study looked at more than 1 million patients over the age of 65 who were hospitalized for common conditions including pneumonia, stroke and heart attack. Researchers say women physicians are more likely to practice evidence-based medicine and stick with clinical guidelines. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us,” said lead study author Yusuke Tsugawa. “T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Harvard University Source Type: news

US Women Increasingly Using Pot During Pregnancy, Study Finds
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug with low birth weights and other problems. In 2014, almost 4 percent of pregnant women said they’d recently used marijuana, up from 2.4 percent in 2002, according to an analysis of annual drug use surveys. Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, said the results raise concerns and urged doctors and other health care providers to avoid recommending the dr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Marijuana Pot Pregnancy Source Type: news

Study Finds Social Media Detrimental To Self Body Image
CBS Local – Social media has changed the modern world, for better or worse. Many of us are enamored with the platforms, especially young people, but it could have a damaging effect on our sense of self. According to a study conducted by the University of New South Wales, Australia, social media platforms are detrimental to our sense of body image. When we are constantly smacked with models whose pictures are heavily edited, we portray ourselves in a negative light in comparison. Other research by the same university found that women rarely compare themselves to magazines or billboards these days, only seldo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Tech Trending Body Image Social Media study finds Source Type: news

Pokemon Go Doesn ’ t Impact Exercise Habits, Harvard Study Finds
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – When Pokemon Go debuted over the summer, there were plenty of headlines declaring that the augmented reality game was helping young people get outside and exercise. But a new study from researchers at Harvard University is casting doubt on how much catching Pokemon in the real world actually does to improve a player’s physical activity. An article published in the medical journal The BMJ states that Pokemon Go users did indeed report a “moderate” increase in their number of daily steps after installing the game. But that uptick was no longer observed after six weeks, according to t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Harvard University Pokemon Go Source Type: news

Scalp Cooling Device Could Prevent Hair Loss In Chemotherapy Patients
BOSTON (CBS) — Hair loss is one of the most difficult side effects from chemotherapy, but a scalp-cooling device could make a difference. It’s a two-layered cap with a circulating refrigerated fluid on the inside and an insulating layer on the outside. A patient wears it before, during and after chemotherapy and researchers found 50 percent of women undergoing chemo for breast cancer who used the device kept their hair. This device could help cancer patients keep their hair. (WBZ-TV) The theory is the cooling reduces blood flow to the scalp, limiting the amount of chemo that can reach the hair follicles and cau...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Syndicated Local Chemotherapy Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Pets Can Play A Big Role In Mental Health Treatment
BOSTON (CBS) — Pets might play a more important role in mental health than previously thought. Researchers interviewed people with serious mental disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and discovered a significant number considered their pets to be as vital to their social network as close family members and social workers. Pets could help mental health treatment. (WBZ-TV) The patients said pets helped distract them from disturbing thoughts, like suicide, and gave them a sense of order, responsibility, security and provided unconditional acceptance and support. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke Warning
BOSTON (CBS) – You’ve heard of the harms of second-hand tobacco smoke but what about second-hand marijuana? Researchers just published the first study to show that when kids are around marijuana users, not only do they inhale harmful smoke but their bodies also take up the psychoactive chemicals that produce the “high” from marijuana. This is a good reminder to parents to avoid using marijuana around minors. Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Good news if you or a loved one has hearing loss.The FDA is taking steps to allow hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter, and two senators, including Elizabeth W...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Harvard Study Shows Positive Thinking Can Prolong Your Life
This study only looked at women, but Dr. Kim says based on other studies these findings can probably be applied to men as well. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Harvard University Source Type: news

Men Are More At Risk Of Overeating During Holidays, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Eating the most at the holiday table is a classic Power-Dad move. When everyone else quits on their second plate, there’s always that one person who grabs a third dish and it’s usually a man. A study conducted by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab has found that men are at risk at overeating, simply because of their ego. “Even if men aren’t thinking about it, eating more than a friend tends to be understood as a demonstration of virility and strength,” said co-author Kevin Kniffin, PhD, via News Medical. This might be the quintessential study that explains ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Fall Winter Guide Health News Food Holidays study finds Source Type: news

Study: Snacking On Nuts Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer
LONDON (CBS) – If you’re looking for a healthy snack, nuts might be the answer. A new study from European researchers in the journal BMC Medicine says eating a handful of nuts a day can cut down on several health risks. Data from more than 800,000 people who ate all kinds of nuts, including hazelnuts, walnuts and peanuts, shows they cut their risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 30 percent and cancer by 15 percent. The risk of premature death was also 22 percent lower for people who ate nuts. “It’s quite a substantial effect for such a small amount of food,” study co-author Dagfinn Aune ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Nuts Source Type: news

Nearly 2 Million Pounds Of Recalled Ready-To-Eat Chicken May Be Undercooked
WASHINGTON (CBS) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a recall for about 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken because it may be undercooked. Officials say bacterial pathogens may have survived in the recalled National Steak and Poultry chicken products. The affected chicken was produced between Aug. 20 and Nov. 30, with establishment number “P-6010T” printed in the USDA mark of inspection. Some five-pound bags of the recalled chicken was sold under the Hormel brand name. Click For Full List Of Recalled Products Last month, a food service customer complained that the chicken appeared to b...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Recall Source Type: news

Warning For Dog Owners: Canine Distemper Spreads In New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – Dog owners are being warned about a deadly virus that’s been found in southern New Hampshire and the Upper Connecticut River Valley. The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department says multiple dead gray foxes in the area have displayed symptoms of canine distemper. The disease is often fatal to animals once infected; it cannot be passed to humans. There is a feline distemper virus that affects cats, but it is unrelated to canine distemper. Officials say canine distemper is spread when animals interact with each other. It can be found in foxes, coyotes, skunks, raccoons, mink weasel, fisher...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local canine distemper New Hampshire Source Type: news

Globe: Braintree Father Builds Drug Company To Battle Son ’ s Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) – A Braintree father whose son was battling neuroblastoma, an especially dangerous form of childhood cancer, teamed with a doctor and some high-powered help to create a drug company dedicated to saving the lives of children. In 2004, Pat and Dina Lacey’s six-month-old baby Will was discovered to have a tumor the size of a baseball in his chest. When Will relapsed at the age of two, the Laceys were told to focus on his quality of life. “Quality of life means how do you want your child to die?” Pat Lacey said in an interview with The Boston Globe. But the Laceys were not going to give up...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Boston Globe Cancer Paula Ebben Will Lacey Source Type: news

‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Psychedelic Drug May Ease Anxiety, Depression
NEW YORK (AP) — The psychedelic drug in “magic mushrooms” can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer, who endured a terrifying hallucination that rid her of the fear that her ovarian cancer would return. And for Estalyn Walcoff, who says the drug experience led her to begin a comforting spiritual journey. ‘VERY IMPRESSIVE RESULTS’ The work released Thursday is preliminary and experts say more definitive research must be done on the effects of the substance, called psiloc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

White Wine Linked To Increased Melanoma Risk In New Study
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS) – A new study has some concerning findings for white wine drinkers. Researchers at Brown University say that drinking white wine is associated with a higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. The study published in a journal of the American Association For Cancer Research looked at the drinking habits of more than 210,000 participants, and resulted in bad news for those who enjoy a glass of white wine. “Each drink per day of white wine was associated with a 13 percent increased risk of melanoma,” the study says. Click here for more on the study Meanwhile, red ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Alcohol Melanoma Wine Source Type: news

Poor Time Management Skills? Blame Your Parents, Study Suggests
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBS) – If you have trouble completing your tasks on time, you may be able to blame your parents for that. There’s a new study from the University of Albany that found people who had consistent daily routines growing up were less likely to have problems with attention and time management than those with erratic schedules as children. Researchers think regular routines help kids feel safe and have clearer expectations and boundaries. The study surveyed nearly 300 undergraduate students. Study leader Jennifer Weil Malatras, a psychologist, writes that even families experiencing major structural chang...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Dr. Mallika Marshall Study time management Source Type: news

11-Year-Old Girl Saves Newborn Sister From Choking
STOUGHTON (CBS) – Eleven year old Alise Fabregas of Stoughton was glad her sixth grade class learned about CPR and choking situations but she never thought she’d put it to use so soon. One week ago, her mother gave birth to Miranda. And two days later, little Miranda started choking on her formula. “She had been spitting up, so I heard her about to spit up, and then all of sudden she just, it wasn’t coming out, it was so scary,” said mother Jamie Fabregas. Alise Fabregas (WBZ-TV) That’s when Alise’s classroom training kicked in. “I told mom to turn her around at an angle and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Alise Fabregas Bill Shields Stoughton Source Type: news

Penguin Robot Provides Help For Children With Autism
BOSTON (CBS) — Children with autism benefit from comprehensive services but those services often come with a hefty price tag.  A local couple has now developed a robot which could one day make services much more affordable and much more accessible.  Dr. Mallika Marshall introduces us to PABI. 8-year old Raphael Rocha has autism but until recently, his family couldn’t afford the services he needed. “It’s heart-breaking,” says Raphael’s mother, Fernanda Rocha. Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, PhD is a professor at Salem State University and a former school counselor.  She says...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Autism PABI penguin robot Source Type: news

Girl With Rare Disorder Leaves Boston Hospital In Time For Thanksgiving
BOSTON (CBS) — It was a giant step in the right direction for a 10-year-old from East Boston with an extremely rare disease. The little girl has endured months of grueling physical therapy after a virus triggered illness, paralyzing her legs. Even though she still has a hard road ahead, she’s going home for Thanksgiving. Paulina Lopez is one tough kid, leaving Franciscan Children’s in Boston after a long two months. “She basically had her nervous system attacked. She had suffered something called Acute Flaccid Myelitis, after getting a common virus called enterovirus,” says Dr. David...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen East Boston Franciscan Children's Lisa Hughes Source Type: news

Another Failure In Search For Treatment To Slow Alzheimer ’ s
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease. The drug did not work better than a placebo treatment in a study of 2,100 people with mild Alzheimer’s, the company announced Wednesday. “We’re incredibly saddened by the news,” said Maria Carrillo, chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, who was not involved in Lilly’s research. “There was a lot of hope for this avenue, this approach...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Alzheimer's Disease Solanezumab Source Type: news

Gravy Recall Issued Just Before Thanksgiving
CHICAGO (CBS) – Heinz has issued a gravy recall – just in time for Thanksgiving – because one of its products is mislabeled and could be a danger to people with food allergies. The recall affects about 500 cases of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy. “Some of the jars may be mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy and therefore not labeled as containing milk and soy,” Heinz says. Anyone with milk or soy allergies could suffer a life-threatening reaction if they consume the recalled gravy. The recalled 12-ounce jars have a best by date of Dec. 28, 2017; manufacturing code MU6F04 4Q ; and UPC 01300...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News gravy Recall Source Type: news

Many Families In The Dark About Cheaper EpiPen Alternative
BOSTON (CBS) – Diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy, one wrong bite could be deadly for 10-year-old Dylan Frazier of Duxbury. That’s why his mom, Kristen, keeps EpiPens everywhere. “We keep one in the cafeteria. We also keep one in the classroom and in the sports bag,” she said. The Fraziers’ insurance doesn’t cover the cost of all those extras, so they end up with hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket costs just have that peace of mind. What Kristen and many of her friends who have kids with similar allergies didn’t know is there is a cheaper alternative. It is the generic epinep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall EpiPen generic epipen Source Type: news

New Study: Ingredient In Cheese Could Help Longevity, Healthy Heart
BOSTON (CBS) — Cheese is a delightful treat, it almost always makes food even more enjoyable than it is already. But venturing to the reverse side of a block of cheese is a borderline nightmare when actually reading the nutritional facts. But, there may well be something in cheese that helps us justify enjoying nachos and quesadillas and putting cheese on anything hot all the time. According to the journal Natural Medicine, there’s a compound found in some cheeses, spermidine, that could increase longevity. The experiment was conducted on rats and mice, and the initial study found that spermidine incr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cheese Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Headsets Concern Doctors
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s expected to be the hot holiday gift of the season: virtual reality headsets. We know it’s a cool new experience but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the technology, especially when it comes to kids. The headset completely immerses users in a new 3D virtual world. “I felt like I was actually there.” said one first-time user. “There’s no age limit to this,” said another virtual reality fan. But there actually is an age limit. Many of the top selling brands warn against kids using the device. Oculus Rift and Samsung VR Gear say it’s ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Mass Eye And Ear Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Celebrex Is No Riskier For Heart Than Other Arthritis Drugs, Study Finds
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are much tougher on the stomach. “We do not want patients to suffer with pain and we need to know what is safe to give them,” said Dr. Steven Nissen, the Cleveland Clinic’s heart chief, who led the study. Fear that Celebrex would be worse than alternatives proved unfounded, and “on almost every endpoin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Arthritis Celebrex Source Type: news

3-D Printed Creation Combines Multiple Vitamins Into One Pill
BOSTON (CBS) – Sales of vitamins and supplements in the United States topped $27 billion last year. It’s a big market with lots of choices. But a Massachusetts Institute of Technology start-up wants to switch out that handful of pills you may be taking with just one simple high-tech dose. “I personally don’t know what supplements I should be taking or what combinations would be good for me,” Darren Thomason of Cambridge told WBZ-TV. The 27-year-old said that looking at store shelves crammed with options only add to his confusion, saying “it’s such a complicated thing to think about...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Massachusetts Institute Of Technology VITAMINS Source Type: news

New Treatment Helps Young Arthritis Patients
BOSTON (CBS) – Arthritis is usually thought to affect older people, but young adults can suffer from it, too. Dr. Mallika Marshall moderated a panel Thursday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on regenerative medicine, specifically looking at innovative ways to treat young patients with arthritis. One such treatment uses stems cells harvested from umbilical cords. After years of playing football and tennis, the cartilage in Sean Fair’s right knee had worn down to almost nothing. He had essentially developed arthritis and at only 30 years old, and was facing a lifetime of pain. “It took a moment to wra...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Arthritis Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

What No One Tells You About Medicare Coverage — Phyllis (Vol. 3)
The following is an excerpt from Phillip Moeller’s Get What’s Yours For Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs, out now on Simon & Schuster. This is the final installment of a three-part series on Medicare coverage. Let this story be your cautionary guide for the more practical roadblocks that Medicare may erect. Phyllis is pretty much always the sharpest tack in the box. While she loved being a partner in a big corporate law firm, she finally retired from the firm when she turned 75. Like many sharp tacks, however, Phyllis was no match for Medicare. And when she explained her problems to me,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: CBS Small Business Pulse Guest Posts - National Health Only CBS Small Business – National Health Coverage Medicare Retirement Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time Leads To Rare Set Of Twins
BOSTON (CBS) – A set of twins was born this weekend at a Cape Cod hospital, joining the world only a half hour apart. But thanks to Daylight Saving Time, there’s a strange twist for these newborns. The first baby, named Samuel, arrived at 1:39 a.m., before clocks were turned back at 2 a.m. His brother Ronan was born 31 minutes later, but because his birth came after the time change his official birth time was 1:10 a.m., not 2:10 a.m. So to recap, even though Samuel was the first twin born, he’s technically younger than his brother. The boys’ parents, Emily and Seth Peterson of West Barnstable, thoug...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Cape Cod Hospital Daylight Saving Source Type: news

How To Talk To Your Kids About Donald Trump
BOSTON (CBS) — There were many parents whose kids woke up to the news that Donald Trump would be our next president and weren’t happy about it. Some kids burst into tears. Others wondered if they or their friends might have to leave the country based on their race or religion. So if you’re one of those parents, what do you say to your kids? The most important thing to do is to reassure them that they will be okay and that you will protect them from harm and help protect their friends and others in your community. (WBZ-TV graphic) Explain that in a democracy where everyone gets a say, you don’t alway...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Elections Health Local News Politics Donald Trump Dr. Mallika Marshall Kids Presidential Election Source Type: news

Marijuana Legalized In Massachusetts: What Happens Next
BOSTON (CBS) – As the clock approached midnight on Election Day, supporters of the ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana celebrated victory inside a downtown Boston election party. “A century-long mistake has been abolished!” Yes on 4 communications director Jim Borghesani told the crowd. “Voters chose fact over fear and rational arguments over hysteria.” The lifting of the prohibition on pot will have some very immediate effects. Starting on December 15, adults 21 or older will be able to possess and use up to an ounce of marijuana. People can also grow up to a dozen plants per h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Lana Jones Marijuana Pot or Not Question 4 Ryan Kath Source Type: news

Charger Causes Hazmat Situation At Roxbury School
ROXBURY (CBS) — Eight at a Roxbury school went to the hospital after inhaling fumes from an overheated charger. Firefighters say an electronic device charger overheated and sparked on Monday at the Manville School, and when a teacher tried to cool it down in some water, the device let off gas that made students and staff sick. Students and staff at the Manville School in Roxbury were sickened by an overheated charger. (WBZ-TV) “The student had a charger and that charger apparently started to heat up, started sparking and then he threw it down,” a fire official said. “Some people came and h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Hazmat Manville School Roxbury Source Type: news

Army Reverses Decision, Will Pay Soldier ’ s Medical Bills After Heart Attack
BOSTON (CBS) – The Army will now pay the medical bills of an Army reservist who suffered a heart attack during a required physical fitness test. The military initially withheld payments from Capt. Shane Morgan, saying the heart attack did not happen during active duty. Shane’s wife Jaime confirmed the Army reversed its decision. “This past year has been as difficult, as challenging as my deployment to Afghanistan,” Shane Morgan said in an interview with WBZ-TV last month. After feeling sick during the fitness test last November, doctors told Morgan one artery was completely blocked. However, the A...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Army Shane Morgan Source Type: news

DNA May Help Determine When Women Will Have Kids
BOSTON (CBS) – Many women are postponing pregnancy and wondering, “When does my clock run out?” Dr. Mallika Marshall says part of the answer may be in her DNA. There are many factors that help determine when a woman will have her first baby including finances, educational and career goals, and the fertility of their male partner, but your genes could also play a small role. Scientists found 12 areas of DNA that influence reproductive behavior including when women decide to have their first baby and how many children they are likely to have. They also found genetic variants that lead women to postpone preg...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Source Type: news