The fading of polio: Final global eradication is tantalizingly close

By Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer The full, preventable tragedy of polio was on display: childhood paralysis, parental anguish, slain health workers, undermined efforts, ignorance, and...

Canadian doctors make scar-free plastic surgery possible

TORONTO--A team of doctors has conducted what they say is the first scar-free facial reconstruction in the history of plastic surgery in Canada. Led by...

Moderate coffee drinking may lower risk of premature death

BOSTON– People who drink about three to five cups of coffee a day may be less likely to die prematurely from some illnesses than...

Sanitation and Health Rights in India Among MassChallenge Winners of Highest-Impact Startups

BOSTON—MassChallenge announced the winners of the MassChallenge Boston 2015 accelerator program, awarding $1.5 million in non-dilutive grants to 16 startups. Among the winners is...

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Collects More Than 100,000 Signatures in Support of...

BOSTON — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that it has collected more than 100,000 signatures in support of a ballot initiative...

Boston’s Vision-Aid Helps Organize Access Technologies Workshop for Visually Impaired in India

LEXINGTON, MA--Vision-Aid, a Lexington, MA- based non-profit rehabilitating the visually impaired in under-served locations in India, marked a major milestone in its programs this...

Soon, a pill to manage diabetes

NEW YORK--An insulin pill being developed by researchers led by an Indian American scientist at the University of California-Santa Barbara may in the near...

Hidden belly fat may be killing you: Expert

NEW DELHI-- Visceral or "belly fat" stored within the abdominal cavity can do more harm to health than subcutaneous fat (fatty tissue lying directly...

Harvard Professor Ashish Jha Explains How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

By Jennifer Doody Harvard Correspondent BOSTON--Between 1976 and 2012, Ebola outbreaks claimed approximately 1,600 lives. But the most recent outbreak of 2013–14, which consumed the coast...

Yoga may reduce side effects of prostate cancer treatment

NEW YORK-- Practicing yoga can improve quality of life of men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy, says a new study led...

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