THE FIFTH episode in season one of “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995) was titled “The Phage.” It tells the tale of the Vidiians, an alien people who are combing the universe looking for healthy organs to harvest in an attempt to outpace their physical degeneration, which is caused by an incurable d…

MANCHESTER — The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) has received a $51 million grant from the federal government to develop a portable technology that can produce medications and vaccines in an effort to expand access to “critical medical care in places where drugs are logi…

SAY HELLO to 85-year-old Beverly. After a severe heart attack, she went from shuffling along to dancing the two-step thanks to her enthusiastic participation in a cardiac rehab program. And she’s working out at a fitness center three days a week. “I don’t think I could have done this alone,”…

Twenty-one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement proposal from three major U.S. drug distributors to resolve lawsuits over their alleged role in the opioid crisis, but discussions are still active, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

CONCORD — A year after the launch of the “Doorways” program that aimed to bring addiction treatment resources to different regions of New Hampshire, the number of people looking for help for themselves or a loved one is on the rise, and referrals to treatment remain steady.

IN THE pseudodocumentary “Best in Show,” Christopher Guest plays Harlan Pepper, who is heading to a dog show with his bloodhound, Hubert. As he’s driving there, he starts a monologue about his childhood obsession with “naming every nut there was.”

ACTRESS Halle Berry has described her meditation practices on Instagram. She puts on comfortable clothing and goes to a secluded spot in her garden. For 30 minutes, she focuses on her breath and repeats a chosen phrase over and over to set her intentions for the day.

TOMMY CHONG makes no secret of his endorsement of being stoned in almost any situation. Take driving. “Everybody’s worried about driving when you’re stoned. Noooo. You’re not going to hurt anybody going 5 miles an hour. Noooo. But you do get paranoid at the wrong times. One time I got pulled…

GUANGZHOU, China/GENEVA — The coronavirus outbreak in China may be over by April, the country’s senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, but deaths surpassed 1,000 and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a global threat potentially worse than terrorism.

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