In areas of North Carolina and New Jersey, where the current rate of beach erosion can be four times the historical average, property values could drop 17 percent for towns with high property values and as much as 34 percent for towns with low property values if federal sand subsidies disappear, according to new research.
A study published recently in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute led by two Dana-Farber Cancer Institute doctors shows that the vast majority of websites offering genetic tests over-emphasize potential benefits, fail to disclose significant limitations and may not be useful in guiding cancer treatment. Continue Reading
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting won a first place nod for investigative reporting in the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism from the national Association of Health Care Journalists, Executive Director Joe Bergantino announced March 19. Continue Reading
A Boston University doctor with a history of butting heads with the establishment is irking child abuse specialists nationwide by testifying in defense of parents accused of maltreatment — claiming that a rare genetic disease, not parental wrongdoing, is leading to children’s bone fractures. Dr. Michael F. Holick’ testimony — currently at issue in a child abuse case in Maine — is prompting concern among pediatricians who say he has no scientific proof to back up his claims and is providing covers to potentially dangerous parents putting children further at risk. Continue Reading