Harvard students bring overdose-reversing drug to Red Line stations

FILE – The overdose-reversal drug Narcan is displayed during training for employees of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Dec. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. The death of a Connecticut seventh grader from an apparent fentanyl overdose has renewed calls for schools to carry the opioid antidote naloxone. The 13-year-old student in Hartford died Saturday after […]

Popular OTC medicines for colds and allergies don’t work, FDA panel says

In this 2006 photo, Sudafed PE nasal decongestant is displayed on a shelf at a Walgreens store in Chicago, Illinois. Tim Boyle/Getty Images/File By Jen Christensen, CNN Updated 6:37 PM EDT, Thu September 14, 2023 CNN —  Phenylephrine, a popular ingredient in many over-the-counter allergy and cold medicines, is ineffective in tablet form, an independent advisory committee to the […]

Too much screen time could harm a baby’s development, research suggests

BY MALLIKA MARSHALL, MD, AUGUST 23, 2023 / 5:58 PM / CBS BOSTON BOSTON – There are more reasons to limit your baby’s screen time. It’s easy to hand your toddler a phone or tablet to keep them entertained when you need a break, but there’s a growing body of research suggesting too much screen time could harm […]

More than 60,000 members lost MassHealth coverage in July

Outreach worker Carrie Perez leaves information about MassHealth renewal at a home in Revere. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) August 24, 2023, Chris Lisinski, State House News Service A third of a way into a sweeping effort to reassess MassHealth eligibility for roughly 2.4 million Bay Staters, the anticipated wave of disenrollment is beginning to appear. Nearly 61,000 […]

Should I get a COVID shot? CDC warns most should wait for September

BY ALEXANDER TIN AUGUST 25, 2023 / 2:18 PM / CBS NEWS Despite signs of a weekslong increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now warning most vaccinated Americans against seeking out getting another booster this month. New vaccines redesigned to broaden immunity for currently circulating variants are on the way next […]

High maternal morbidity rate remains a deep concern for Black women

Rate of death more than doubled white women’s over the past decade, state study says Tanisha Bhat One pregnant Black mother-to-be reported that her doctor minimized her concerns about whether her chronic hypertension would harm her while giving birth. Another said she could not get her doctor to listen to her about her health issues. […]

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in the US Are on the Rise Again, but Not Like Before

COVID-19 hospital admissions are inching upward in the United States since early July By Associated PressAug. 8, 2023, at 2:49 p.m. A sign announcing a face mask requirement is displayed at a hospital in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. COVID-19 hospital admissions are inching upward in the United States since early July 2023. It’s […]

FDA approves antibody to protect infants from RSV

By Brenda Goodman, CNN Updated 2:42 PM EDT, Mon July 17, 2023 Mom tells how infant son fought for his life because of RSV infection. (CNN) — This fall, parents and pediatricians will have a new option to protect babies from a lung-attacking virus that is the leading cause of hospitalization in infants under a year […]

MassHealth resumes renewals after pandemic pause

Health Centers step up to aid residents with application process Avery Bleichfeld Community health centers such as Whittier Street Health Center and Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center can assist MassHealth recipients through the application process. COURTESY PHOTO During the COVID-19 pandemic, the state put a pause on renewing eligibility for MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program. […]

Dangerous complications are increasing for pregnant patients in Mass., report finds

July 12, 2023 Priyanka Dayal McCluskey A Mass. Department of Public Health study found Black patients experienced severe complications two and half times more often than white patients. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP) State officials are tracking an alarming increase in health complications related to pregnancy and birth in Massachusetts, especially for Black patients. The rate of […]

Weight Loss and Intermittent Fasting 

You may have heard about Intermittent Fasting, a newish diet trend. But what is Intermittent Fasting? According to the John Hopkins School of Medicine, intermittent fasting is “is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule”. There are three popular trends in intermittent fasting:  But will it work for you? […]

Summer, Sunscreen and your skin 

Summertime means fun time, which often leads to increased sun time. While protection from the sun’s rays is important year-round, it is especially relevant during the summer months. Protection from the sun’s UV rays helps prevent skin cancer.  The American Academy of Dermatology suggests these three steps to people of all skin types and tones […]

Things to Do in Boston this July!

Boston, MA is famous for many things: art, culture, history, food, and… of course sports. But, these activities can be costly. However, there are free and low-cost activities that Bostonians and visitors can enjoy them for FREE or at a low/reduced price.   Check the links below for some affordable and fun things to do […]

Boston will install more speed humps, increase ‘No Turn on Red’ intersections as fatal pedestrian crashes jump across Massachusetts

Mayor Michelle Wu speaks during a press conference on street safety at the Thetford Evans Playground on Monday in Mattapan. (Nancy Lane/Boston Herald) May 22, 2023 By RICK SOBEY | rick.sobey@bostonherald.com | Boston HeraldMay 23, 2023 at 5:58 a.m. With drivers speeding down side streets in city neighborhoods and fatal pedestrian crashes rising across Massachusetts, Boston will soon install […]

Veterans could be among the first to feel the pain of a debt default

Veteran Jesse Reynolds says he’s relying on his monthly VA disability check until he can readjust to civilian life. Jesse Reynolds By Quil Lawrence, Dustin Jones For Navy veteran Jesse Reynolds, it’s personal. Veterans funding is currently a key part of two high-stakes showdowns in Washington: budget talks and the possible default on America’s debt. If […]