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.”
Dr. Donald Berwick, former Medicare chief, garners 21 percent of the Mass. Democratic primary vote with his single-payer platform — more evidence, at least in a blue state like Massachusetts, “Medicare for All” is not electoral poison.
The Mass. candidates for governor lay out their positions on health care, from a single payer system to reining in costs.
A big new study finds no link at all between bra-wearing and breast cancer, offering hard data that contradicts a popular theory that bras can be carcinogenic.
A new study just presented at a European conference suggests that wine is indeed good for you, but only if you exercise.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., citing the growing research that rampant sleep deprivation hurts teens in multiple ways, from mood to academics to car crashes.
With money pouring in to ALS research through the ice-bucket challenge, where might it be spent? Scientists say there are multiple areas of research that have heated up in recent years, from genetics to stem cells.
Researchers pinpoint the area of the brain whose degeneration leads to sleep problems in older people — that awful popping awake in the middle of the night or too-early morning — raising hopes of better-targeted sleep aids.
A leading pediatrician argues that sick time is a health issue — one that Massachusetts voters will consider this November when guaranteed sick time is on the ballot.
A Tufts study of Massachusetts schoolchildren finds that most of their packed lunches flunk nutrition standards — and I’m one of the guilty parents who pack them.
New brain science teases out — and can even alter — some of the biological underpinnings of our choices to do good deeds or bad, of our judgments of what’s right and wrong. So what does this mean for moral responsibility?
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.