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.”
For the first time, the American Psychiatric Association is putting out a consumer-friendly guide to the DSM-5, the thick tome of nearly 1,000 pages that is known as “the bible of psychiatry.”
With the Disneyland measles outbreak still fresh in memory, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other public health chiefs are using quick videos to promote vaccinations — Dr. Murthy even helps Sesame Street’s Elmo through his shot.
When “On Point” produced a segment on entering adulthood with autism, and how kids fall off a care “cliff” as they age out of services, many parents called in with their own stories.
Blind and once confined to a wheelchair, Randy Pierce, 48, has climbed every New Hampshire 4,000-footer in a single winter, successfully completed a Tough Mudder obstacle course, and now plans to run the Boston Marathon on Monday with the help of sighted guides. He didn’t choose to go blind, he says, “But the choice I made after going blind, that’s what defined my life.”
A new study finds that, contrary to popular beliefs that wide hips can be an athletic liability, wider-hipped runners move just as efficiently as their narrower-hipped peers.
A new study offers insight into why it’s better to eat “breakfast like a king, dinner like a pauper” — and why shift workers are at heightened risk for Type 2 diabetes.
A healthy daughter, Mikaela Jane Davidson, has been born to the widow of Dr. Michael Davidson, the doctor shot and killed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in January, the hospital reports.
Pawan Sinha is expanding the project he founded to combine science with humanitarian work: It provides eye surgery for poor blind Indian children, and then advances brain science by studying them as they learn to see.
The latest episode of CommonHealth’s podcast, “The Checkup,” explores the surprising ways that gross can be good for you in an episode titled “Grossology.”
A new study finds that in the long term, exercise may be more important than diet for many people in fighting weight gain.
The most thorough report yet on the state of New England plant life includes climate change as one of the threats the plants face; already, global warming has led to earlier bloom times for flowering plants like lilacs, and if current trends continue, in 50 years Massachusetts could have the climate of current-day Georgia.
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.
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.
The Massachusetts Senate rolled out its proposal for health care cost control Wednesday. It follows a similar plan the House released Friday.
Riley Cerabona was born with a rare disease that currently can only be treated with surgery