Carey Goldberg is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. She has been the Boston bureau chief of The New York Times, a staff Moscow correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, and a health/science reporter for The Boston Globe. She was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT; graduated summa cum laude from Yale; and did graduate work at Harvard. She is co-author of the triple memoir “Three Wishes: A True Story Of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak and Astonishing Luck On Our Way To Love and Motherhood.”
A new Boston University research website lays out the debate over e-cigarettes.
A Boston University researcher who has worked on Ebola virus for more than 20 years lays out the state of knowledge on how Ebola is transmitted and how it is not — helping to explain why more people in Dallas didn’t catch it.
A study just presented at a national anesthesia conference finds epidurals safer than previously thought, with rates of the most-feared complications well below 1 percent.
Good news, bad news and what to do about enterovirus D68, which health authorities say may be on the wane already in Massachusetts.
The mystery author Patricia Cornwell funds $500,000 in medical marijuana research at McLean Hospital.
The Artery, WBUR’s arts blog, reviews the latest book by Dr. Atul Gawande, on end-of-life care.
“It’s Perfectly Normal,” a book for kids and teens on sexuality, is now out in its 20th-anniversary edition, and changes in its content reflect how the birds and the bees — and kids’ worlds — have changed over the last 20 years.
A new study suggests that the power of exercise to lift depression may stem from chemical effects on the working muscles that then affect the brain.
Contest winners in this weekend’s MIT “hackathon” challenge, titled “How to make the breast pump not suck,” include proposals to make the pumps “smarter” and to use compression of the breast rather than expression, or sucking out of the milk.
With more than 23 million American kids overweight or obese, an innovative Charles River rowing program shows that if you design a sports program with heavier kids in mind, you can help them make real fitness gains.
Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov seems to be saying, “Don’t blame Chechnya.” He also points the finger at America. The text is translated from Russian.
From the major Russian newspaper Izvestia: Izvestia has learned that the suspect in the Boston terrorist acts, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did come to America from Makhachala.
To all appearances, this image is a social media page created on V Kontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, early last year, and purports to belong to Djohar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
BOSTON — What does it mean to grow up gaming? Critics warn that games may be addictive and lead to aggression. Supporters say that games may be the best educational tools ever.
It’s hard to tell exactly how much Lyme disease there is in Massachusetts, but an estimated 1 in 100 people get it each year in most areas.
Lincoln is one of the richest towns in the U.S. But Lincoln’s wealth has provided no immunity to a disease that is spreading dramatically across Massachusetts: Lyme disease.
A list of resources for more comprehensive information about Lyme disease.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate rolled out its proposal for health care cost control Wednesday. It follows a similar plan the House released Friday.
BOSTON — Riley Cerabona was born with a rare disease that currently can only be treated with surgery
BOSTON — Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over claims the hospital violated privacy regulations.