Health

Psychedelics: Can getting high improve your mental health?

Can the mind-blowing effects of psychedelics help heal our traumas?"The Goop Lab," Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix mini-series, tackles the topic in their first episode by sending several Goop employees to Jamaica to ingest magic mushrooms under the careful guidance of…

CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing.The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in…

Surgeries are being postponed because of a surgical gown shortage

When the patriarch of a Boston-area family was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer, the family was told he needed to start treatment immediately.But at the first oncology appointment at Newton-Wellesley Hospital earlier this month, the family was told he…

A visual guide to the Wuhan coronavirus

An outbreak of new coronavirus in China has sickened more than 800 people and killed at least 26, while spreading to countries around the world.Its emergence has fueled fears of a deadly epidemic as hundreds of millions of people travel…

Two Excedrin products are temporarily discontinued, company says

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has temporarily discontinued two types of Excedrin items as a precautionary measure.The company has suspended production and distribution of its Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products, it said."Through routine quality control and assurance measures,…

How healthy is your neighborhood for your child? Take a look

How does your neighborhood rank in terms of opportunity for your child to grow into a healthy, well-educated and employable adult?If you live in one of the thousands of neighborhoods examined in the Child Opportunity Index 2.0, where two-thirds of…

CDC expected to announce first US case of Wuhan coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce this afternoon that the first case of Wuhan coronavirus has been reported in the United States, in Washington state, a federal source outside the CDC tells CNN.The source…

Men should be allowed to donate sperm after death, study says

Sperm donations from dead men is "ethically permissible," say doctors seeking to tackle the shortage of living donors in the UK.A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics Monday proposed that men should be able to "register their desire…

Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works

The National Institutes of Health is working on a vaccine against the new virus that has infected hundreds and killed four in Asia."The NIH is in the process of taking the first steps towards the development of a vaccine," said…