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In 2014, the opioid crisis passed two critical local milestones: Massachusetts’ fatal opioid overdose rate rose to more than double the national average; and the city of Boston lost an addiction recovery facility on Long Island, when the crumbling 63-year-old bridge to the island was condemned and closed.
Boston Business Journal
Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing.
The Daily News
Researchers trying to fight cancer by identifying what causes the disease in the first place briefed lawmakers and staffers Tuesday on their work to learn more about the environmental causes of breast cancer.
“We’re aiming for actually preventing cancer from arising in the first place,”
“Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing.”
The Wall Street Journal
A few years ago, Roland Rösch’s job involved grabbing scalding-hot auto parts from an oven and inspecting them for signs they had failed a safety test.
“Automation like that at the Spartanburg plant has enabled a huge increase in the quality and variety of products, which help spur consumer demand.”
Last week, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh submitted a new proposal to regulate short term rentals.
If I get addicted to vaping, I thought, in March, I will always remember this Texas strip mall.
“the psychological components of smoking: the associations, the ritual behavior, the oral fixation, the tactile aspects.”
A school shooter: Few thoughts trigger as much dread in the hearts of parents and teachers.
“He said increasing the “militarization” of an environment carries a cost.”
Matchmakers are betting their business that breaking up really is hard to do.
luxury matchmaking services will “have to retool and think about new creative ways to keep their customers”
After a week in which he made some of the most dramatic foreign policy moves of his presidency, President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “America is respected again,” but critics say his record on international affairs is still incomplete and a lack of focus on domestic matters could prove costly in November.
“I guess you could say that foreign policy is front and center for him right now, but he has one eye on domestic politics, in particular his own precarious position in the polls,”