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.”
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.
Why to exercise today: A small study finds that exercise may increase people’s pain tolerance.
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?
Philosopher Daniel C. Dennett addresses questions of moral responsibility — “My brain made me do it!” — raised by new neuroscience findings on the biological underpinnings of morality.
A Boston University ethicist says federal authorities go too far when they treat Massachusetts doctors who prescribe medical marijuana as if they were drug dealers.
As the Ebola epidemic in western Africa worsens, infection-control expert Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is planning to head straight into the outbreak to help — and offers some insights into why so many health care workers have been dying there.
A new study finds that ‘cowboy doctors’ — mavericks who treat more aggressively than the accepted guidelines suggest — are responsible for a surprisingly big chunk of America’s high health costs, possibly as much as half a trillion dollars. (And how to know if your doctor is one.)
The cyberattack on Boston Children’s Hospital last spring offers several possible lessons, including the central point that health care organizations, too, may become targets of hackers.
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.