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.”
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.
A Boston Medical Center study finds that just a week of special training for care managers can “move the needle” on ADHD symptoms and social skills in low-income kids.
An infectious disease expert addresses a social question: What does it make sense to do to avoid catching viruses from our friends at dinner parties and other gatherings?
A study finds that being physically active can help lead your spouse to become fitter, too.
A new book, ‘Come As You are,’ explores the new science on female sexuality — some of it developed during the hunt for a ‘female Viagra’ — and highlights the incorrect expectations that may hinder women’s sex lives.
The latest calculation by a Boston economist finds that major depression costs the American economy more than $210 billion per year, and that the last recession hit workers with depression particularly hard.
As warnings mount that antibiotic resistance is a daunting threat, a Boston University expert discusses its magnitude and the economic changes needed to spur development of more new drugs.
The cautionary case of a 13-year-old girl who tested positive — incorrectly — for cannabis use casts light both on the possibility of such false positives and on a newly recognized syndrome in which heavy pot use leads to cyclic vomiting.
The biggest study yet of penis size, encompassing more than 15,000 medically measured men, finds that the vast majority fall very close to the norm, and the average length of a penis is about five inches when erect and 3-1/2 when flaccid.
WBUR and Slate relaunch “The Checkup,” a health podcast featuring the co-hosts of CommonHealth, now part of the Panoply podcast network.
Dr. Jon Lieff, a Boston-area neuropsychiatrist, casts some light on the Internet phenom “the dress” — why it has become such a thing and what it says about the tricky nature of our perceptions.
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