New research out of UMass-Amherst and Louisiana State University suggests that binge drinking during adolescence may reduce neural connections in the pre-frontal cortex — at least in rats. The study was released this week in the Journal of Neuroscience.
The town’s board of health wants stores to stop selling all tobacco products to minors as well as adults, citing health concerns.
New England Public Radio’s series of mini-debates on Massachusetts’ four ballot questions continues. Question 4 asks voters if employers with 11 or more workers should have to provide paid sick leave.
More than 120 scarecrows will line the 63-mile stretch of scenic road to commemorate the anniversary and — organizers hope — bring more tourists to the region.
It’s been hailed as a miracle treatment for sufferers of the infectious, liver disease — but its price of $1000 per pill is also raising eyebrows and economic concerns.
Robert Meeropol of Easthampton — and his brother Michael — say they had no relationship with David Greenglass, their mother’s brother, who accused their parents of being Soviet spies.
Robert Caret says he’s waiting for a university review to take a final stand on the use of confidential informants on campus.
Patient safety advocates say the best way to reduce medical errors is for hospitals to openly acknowledge mistakes and learn from them. But the fear of malpractice lawsuits has gotten in the way of that. A couple years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that supports a more open apology process. Now, two hospital systems are taking that process one step further.
BMC — a managed care Medicaid plan — says it can’t afford to pay the rates that Baystate says it needs.
It’s tricky to study the actual health benefits of the plant. Advocates for marijuana reform met on the UMass campus Monday, and are hoping to build momentum to make the drug easier to study.
Boston’s former police commissioner says Amherst and UMass police used inappropriate force in last year’s annual party, which got out of hand and resulted in 55 arrests.
A Hampshire Superior Court judge rejected the defense’s request for dismissal.
Georgia developer cited strong community opposition as one reason for pulling out of the 6.5 million dollar deal.
The women’s college announced this week that any biological or self-identified female can apply — without needing to provide any documentation that proves gender identity.
New research out of McLean Hospital suggests that Xenon gas, when administered to rats after a fearful event, can interfere with memory consolidation. Scientists hope these results can eventually lead to a treatment for PTSD in humans.