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52 min ago | Medical News

Iodine supplement can reduce central foveal swelling in RP patients with CME

Cystoid macular edema is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa , a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Boston University, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

JD Supra

New Massachusetts Law Targets Self-Referrals of Clinical Laboratory Services

The Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which was signed into law earlier in the week, included a broad prohibition on clinical laboratory self-referrals.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts Government, Medicare

Elected Officials Statewide Pledge Support for Market Basket Boycott

From mayors to state representatives and state senators, more than 30 elected officials from across Massachusetts have now expressed their support for Market Basket employees asking their colleagues to join them in the Market Basket boycott.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat, Lawrence, MA, Woburn, MA, Leominster, MA

The Gazette

Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe

Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors saying he agreed with a friend's plan to remove Tsarnaev's backpack containing altered fireworks from his dorm room a few days after the 2013 bombing.


CBS News

Americans value business, management experience in gov't leaders: Poll

A new Gallup Poll finds that more than eight in 10 Americans believe the country would be better governed by people with business and management experience, possibly giving a leg up to any future candidates for president or Congress who come from the private sector.


Related Topix: US News, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney, US Politics

With unopposed races, Mass. shortchanges democracy

Five of the Bay State's nine US representatives - Richard Neal, James McGovern, Joseph Kennedy, Michael Capuano, and Stephen Lynch, all Democrats - are running unopposed in this fall's midterm contests, with no challengers in either the primary or general election.


Related Topix: US Politics, Michael Capuano, James McGovern, US News, Richard Neal, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Representative Joseph Kennedy, Massachusetts Government, Opinion

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In ''Jaws,'' the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore.


Related Topix: Travel

Real Clear Politics

The Rationale for Elizabeth Warren

From the moment that Elizabeth Warren stepped on the stage to deliver her Friday morning speech at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, the chants echoed around the room.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

Sun Jul 20, 2014

JOAN VENNOCHICasinos sink, just as Mass. gets on board

For two decades, that's been the big talking point behind the push to bring casinos to Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Lottery, Opinion

Washington Examiner

Don't be surprised if Mitt Romney is on the GOP primary ballot

Caveat emptor: I have not talked with or received an email from former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in months, and the last time I asked him if he was thinking about 2016 -- on air before a national audience -- his answer was a firm "No."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Government, Hillary Clinton

KHOU-TV Houston

Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney

Why did Beverly P.D. Get Bieber Complaint?

A Beverly Police Department Facebook post has some Massachusetts residents confused about whether or not Justin Bieber was partying on the North Shore late last night.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, California

Lowell Sun

Access for some, but not others in Mass.

The Massachusetts Senate put its flawed priorities on full display Thursday. A majority of the state senators felt it more important to grant women better access to abortion clinics than give 45,000 students better access to a public charter-school education.


Related Topix: Abortion, Springfield, MA, Family, Kids, Opinion

Lowell Sun

Concerns over Patrick plan to shelter illegal-immigrant children

An announcement from Gov. Deval Patrick Friday morning that Massachusetts will be sheltering undocumented immigrant children who have crossed the country's border drew both criticism and praise from local officials.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Lowell, MA, Immigration Reform

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Massachusetts State Lottery Some winning streaks have defied belief

April 11: Surveillance video shows members of the Brudnick family cashing in winning tickets at the lottery's Woburn office.


Related Topix: Lottery

Christian Science Monitor

Elizabeth Warren for president? Four reasons she won't run in 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts waves to the enthusiastic crowd after her introduction at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, Friday, July 18, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, A Fighting Chance, Books, Scott Brown, Republican, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama

Indianapolis Business News

DINING: Newcomer Union 50's creativity marries cuisines

First there was Pizzology, opening in the old Aesop's Tables space. Then, Nine Irish Brothers emigrated from West Lafayette to set up shop.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Life, Food, Dining, Baked Goods, Bread, Duck, Meat

Mass. Lawmakers Approve Booze Sales on Sunday Mornings

Massachusetts residents would be able to purchase liquor before Sunday mass under legislation approved this week by state lawmakers.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

First EEE-Positive Mosquito of Year Found in Massachusetts

A mosquito with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus has been found in Bridgewater in Plymouth County, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Related Topix: Bridgewater, MA, Plymouth County, MA, West Bridgewater, MA, Raynham, MA

Level 3 Sex Offender Lives Less Than a Mile From Framingham Elementary School, Day Care

This month, Framingham Police went door-to-door in the Potter Road area letting residents know a Level 3 sex offender is now living in their neighborhood.


Related Topix: Framingham, MA, Wareham, MA, Southborough, MA, Natick, MA, Ashland, MA


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