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.”
We don’t say someone with an eating disorder has a “food abuse” problem, so why do we call people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol “substance abusers”? A Harvard expert tells the first White House summit on drug policy reform about addiction language and stigma.
A Harvard study finds that a high-fat diet can change the microbes in the human gut surprisingly quickly — in just a day.
A new study links specifically fast-food burgers and sodas to obesity in young African-American women.
A Boston-based study finds that higher standardized test scores do not bring with them greater “fluid intelligence.”
A trauma surgeon explains how the guidelines for mass attacks have changed, to try to speed up medical treatment to stop victims’ bleeding.
New research finds that “uptalk” has spread far beyond Valley Girls in Southern California.
Brain scientists explore an intriguing new connection between the body clock and migraine headaches.
Two health-related initiatives — on nurse staffing and hospital finances — appear to have enough signatures to get on next year’s Mass. ballot.
A doctor warns that because of Hillary Clinton’s public medical history of blood clots, the guidelines for prescribing blood thinners — and the risks that the drugs entail — could affect the next presidential election.
A “Science” study finds “gut-level attitude” a good predictor of whether newlyweds will be happy four years later — but a marriage expert points out that it’s repeated “being there” for a partner that makes a marriage strong.