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New 3-minute test accurately detects delirium, study finds

The test could reliably detect the condition and should become routine, a new study suggests.

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Deciding whether to take hormone therapy for hot flashes, mood swings, and other menopausal symptoms could be made easier with a new app.

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Young pitchers at risk

High school and college-age baseball pitchers who threw more than 100 pitches a week were at increased risk for an injury, a study found.

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Living near a busy road linked to sudden heart deaths in women

Living within 165 feet of a major roadway could modestly increase a woman’s risk of dying suddenly from a heart attack, a study suggests.

This April 11 photo made available by the University of Gothenburg shows Dr. Mats Brannstrom and his team performing a womb transplant. A 36-year-old woman who received a uterus from a close family friend last year gave birth to a boy last month. He was born prematurely but healthy, and mother and child are now at home.

Womb transplant marks birth of new legal and ethical dilemmas

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant marked a medical advance, but experts say they have concerns and don’t expect the procedure to become widespread.

Think you’re eating healthy? You’re probably not.

At Food Boot Camp, one reporter realized that what she had been told her whole life about food was a lie.

Health Answers

Why do certain drugs cause hair loss, and is it reversible?

Some classes of drugs promote hair loss more often, including beta blockers, warfarin, anti-seizure medications, and retinoids.

Be Well

Psychiatric appointments difficult to get in Boston, study finds

Many people in large cities have a hard time getting an appointment for psychiatric care, even if they have private insurance.

Be Well

Obese children may show earliest signs of future heart problems

A new study suggests that experts may be able to detect signs of future heart trouble among obese children as young as age nine.

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Fast-food chains cut calories from their menu offerings

Some of the most popular fast-food restaurants introduced new menu items in 2013 that contain about 60 fewer calories than traditional offerings.

A doctor’s view

Advising parents on youth football

Parents should know a child is three to four times as likely to be injured playing football than playing basketball, soccer, or being a cheerleader.

Daily Dose with Deborah Kotz


Kotz reports on the latest consumer health news and advice including fitness, new treatments, nutrition, and more.

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.