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Wikipedia usage tracks flu outbreaks nearly in real-time

Readership of Wikipedia pages on the flu tracks spread of the virus nearly in real-time, Boston Children’s Hospital researchers found.

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Boston 4th for racial disparity in pollution exposure

People of color in Boston and most major American cities are exposed to more air pollution than whites, according to a new study.

FDA discourages procedure for uterine fibroids

Two Boston hospitals immediately suspended the common procedure, called power morcellation.

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Study examines what’s normal during menopause

Going through menopause may involve longer and heavier bleeding than previously thought, according to a study.

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1 in 20 adult outpatients misdiagnosed, study reports

Sometimes the consequences are minor. But in more than 6 million patients a year, a misdiagnosis could have major effects.

Study cites impressive progress against diabetes complications

The biggest declines were in the rates of heart attacks and deaths from high blood sugar, which each dropped by more than 60 percent from 1990 to 2010, the period studied.

Boston Medical Center staff looked over the Boston Prayer Canvas on display during a flag-raising ceremony Monday.

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Marathon bombing anxiety likely to return in children

Those directly affected are most likely to have nightmares, or to feel sad in the next several days, mental health specialists caution.

Healthy mom, healthy baby

Researchers have learned more precisely what risks pregnant women face, and what they can do to protect their health — and the health of their baby.

Three years ago, author Eve Schaub and her family cut out a list of 13 added sweeteners.

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Could you live for a year without sugar?

Author Eve Schaub and her family cut 13 added sweeteners out of their diets, which she detailed in her new book, “Year of No Sugar.”


Aging study retracted due to alleged fraud

A former Brigham and Women’s Hospital researcher has been found to have fabricated data in a 2012 paper published in the journal Age, according to a note sent to the editor by the paper’s senior author.

Study finds brain changes in young marijuana users

Occasional use by young adults shows abnormalities in two key areas of the brain, according to a new study.

Best apps for meditation

Here are three apps that can be downloaded for free and that can work well for beginners.

Continuing Globe coverage


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Globe coverage of the national outbreak linked to a Framingham compounding pharmacy.

Special section: Mass. health care law

Massachusetts health care law

Here you will find coverage of the law’s provisions, the debate that led to its enactment, Romney’s role in its passage, and what’s happened in Massachusetts since the law passed.