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(Image Courtesy: CDC) (WGGB) — A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that poisoning calls involving e-cigarette fluids are on the rise. In findings released Thursday in the agency’s Morbidity and… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — The Patrick Administration is moving to stamp out smoking in public housing. The Department of Housing and Community Development on Thursday issued guidelines to all 240 local housing authorities urging them to develop… Read more

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By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids. The Food and… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first tablet for gradually reducing hay fever allergy symptoms, an alternative to uncomfortable allergy-desensitizing shots. Oralair, a tablet that dissolves quickly… Read more

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At her heaviest, the 5-foot-tall Nina Osegueda weighed more than 180 pounds. At her wedding in 2009, Osegueda was at her lowest weight of 125 pounds. Osegueda works out three to four times a week. Here she is in 2013, at the gym,… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say they’ve eliminated an application backlog that stood at 72,000 two months ago. Officials say they have also extended transitional health insurance coverage to 125,000 people, up from 32,000 in… Read more

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by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The government increased its autism estimate on Thursday to 1 in 68 U.S children. That’s a 30 percent jump from the last federal estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related… Read more

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — More than 500 people are without a job and patients across northern Berkshire County are looking for answers following the announced closure of North Adams Regional Hospital and its affiliates. Northern Berkshire… Read more

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(WGGB) — Social media are changing the way we communicate and get information, but a new study argues that they’re also changing the way we view ourselves. The American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery found that social media and… Read more

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Bad advice and outdated research could be putting a kink in your workout efforts. Here are some fitness myths that have proved to be just that. Crunches do tone a small portion of your abs, but you may get better results from moves engaging… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts hospitals are facing off against the state’s top nurses’ union over a ballot question that would set nurse-patient ratios. Massachusetts Hospital Association President Lynn Nicholas told the Health Care Financing… Read more

Misty Shaffer’s husband was deployed to Afghanistan In May 2013 she met him at the airport, more than 100 pounds lighter She focused on healthy eating during her weight loss Editor’s note: Do you have a weight-loss success story to… Read more

Misty Shaffer’s husband was deployed to Afghanistan In May 2013 she met him at the airport, more than 100 pounds lighter She focused on healthy eating during her weight loss Editor’s note: Do you have a weight-loss success story to… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill outlawing the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth. The bill would specifically create a uniform ban on the restraint of women during pregnancy,… Read more

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ABC US News | ABC Business News (Photo Courtesy: Siemens) NEW YORK (WGGB/AP) — Pass a baton and help raise funds for cancer research. That’s the message behind “The Baton Pass” campaign launched in New York City Wednesday by the… Read more