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  • 11/22/10--12:33: The Science Of Siblings
  • Several recent studies look at the complex often mysterious relationship between siblings.

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    A new study finds that an obese sibling may have a greater influence on a child's obesity than an obese parent.

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    Half a million dollars in federal funding will be used to offer medication-assisted treatment to inmates nearing releases at five of the state's 13 jails.

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    Between August 2013 and December 2015, a total of $46 million in opioid-related payments went to doctors. Most of the money went to 1 percent of the doctors.

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    "Something that is unclear right now is whether the administration has a plan to utilize this declaration," Dr. Andrew Kolodny said.

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    France is the first country to release a national plan to fight Lyme disease -- though it has far fewer cases than the U.S. -- and Dr. David Scales looks at its efforts to improve prevention, tracking and care.

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    Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said it's possible that the drugs used may have been laced with fentanyl.

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    If we're right that "wear and tear" cause arthritis as we age, why did our grandparents and ancestors have much less of it than we do?

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    The Baker administration released new data that shows how widespread addiction to heroin and other opioids has become and who is most at risk.

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    If the proposal comes to fruition, it could mean that a few years from now, islanders will witness the first deliberate release of a gene-edited mammal into the environment, says MIT biologist Kevin Esvelt.

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    Beyond the campus counseling center, college students have many new and inventive options to help them support their own -- and their friends' -- mental health.

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    Remember using a magnifying glass to focus the sun to burn a hole in a piece of paper? You don't want to do that to your retina.