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  • Worker injured in Lowell gas station explosion

    Lowell police say a 50-year-old man was seriously burned in an explosion while working in an underground tank at a gas station. Police say the man was cutting a pipe in the underground tank at Mahoney's Gas Station on Friday morning when the explosion...
  • Scientists create living rat's leg in lab and, with it, a first step

    Scientists create living rat's leg in lab and, with it, a first step
    Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have produced the first lab-grown limb. The living rat's leg is a beginning. Laboratory scientists remain a long way from creating an entire reality TV star. Disney and the NBA say they're developing an...
  • John Kerry to have surgery on broken leg today

    Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday morning on his broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The State Department said in a statement late Monday night that prior to the surgery, Kerry will participate by...
  • U.S. insists John Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks

    U.S. insists John Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry headed home Monday to Boston from Geneva, Switzerland, for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted that his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran. With an end-of-June...
  • John Kerry delays return to U.S. after breaking leg in bike accident

    John Kerry delays return to U.S. after breaking leg in bike accident
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday after striking a curb and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. He planned to return to the United...
  • John Kerry breaks leg in bike accident after Iran nuclear talks, will fly home

    John Kerry breaks leg in bike accident after Iran nuclear talks, will fly home
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry was scheduled to fly Monday to a Boston hospital after breaking his leg in a bicycling accident in Europe, cutting short a diplomatic trip focused on nuclear negotiations with Iran. Kerry, 71, broke his right femur early...
  • Should you take probiotics?

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Probiotics are "good" bacteria touted to help maintain digestive health and boost the immune system. You can take them in a dietary supplement or get them from food sources, such as yogurt. But should you? "They can be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...