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  • Sam Smith undergoes successful vocal cord surgery in Boston

    Grammy Award winner Sam Smith has undergone successful vocal cord surgery at a Boston hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital said in a statement Tuesday — the singer's 23rd birthday — that he is expected to make a full recovery. The...
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...
  • Police: 3 wounded, 2 critically, in shooting at home in Lynn

    Three men have been wounded — two critically — in an overnight shooting in Lynn. Police Lt. Peter Holey tells The Daily Item (http://bit.ly/1IIsG7h) that patrol officers heard gunshots around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and then heard a large...
  • Massachusetts landscaper survives 3-inch nail in eye after weed-whacker mishap

    Massachusetts landscaper survives 3-inch nail in eye after weed-whacker mishap
    There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. Doctors who removed the nail at Boston's...
  • UMSOM research sheds new light on probiotics

    UMSOM research sheds new light on probiotics
    The probiotics found in yogurt, kefir, kimchi and other foods have been marketed for years as healthful, though it wasn't clear why or how. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine think they may have an answer. In research published...
  • Dracut man dies in fire in backyard shed

    Authorities say a Dracut man has died from injuries suffered in a fire in a backyard shed. The fire department responded to a 911 call about the fire at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, they found the victim with life threatening injuries. The...
  • Did fecal transplant make woman obese?

    Did fecal transplant make woman obese?
    The case of a normal-weight woman who rapidly became obese after receiving a fecal transplant from an overweight relative has raised new concern over the screening of donated stool. The patient, who underwent the novel procedure to treat a recurring...
  • Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

    Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. In the newest work,...
  • Partners HealthCare notifies 3,300 patients of email breach

    Boston-based nonprofit health care system Partners HealthCare is notifying about 3,300 patients about a security breach. Partners says in November it learned a group of its workers received phishing emails and provided information in response. Phishing...
  • Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers try to explain his crude gesture

    Defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday tried to downplay prosecution claims that their client had shown anger and defiance at the U.S. when he raised his middle finger at a surveillance camera, and said he...
  • Everywhere, hospitals are merging, but why should you care?

    Harvard Health Blog All across America, hospitals are merging. In 2014 alone, there were 95 mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures among U.S. hospitals, down only slightly from 98 in 2013. What's fueling this strong trend toward hospital consolidation...