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.”
A Harvard-affiliated psychiatrist and bio-ethicist discusses the medical ethics of the health-care staffers who participated in harsh CIA interrogations.
Two doctors propound the medical equivalent of the “slow food” movement.
A Boston survey finds that most parents of newborns would be interested in information about the baby’s genome, or full set of genes.
A study in animals — mice, rabbits and guinea pigs — shows a new way to keep herpes viruses in abeyance in their hosts, by altering how genes are turned off and on.
Amid news of a suspected case of Ebola virus at Massachusetts General Hospital, five reassuring thoughts that make this latest scare less scary.
A quadruple amputee who lost all his limbs to a virulent infection now has two new arms, thanks to an anonymous donor and transplant surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The nation’s first stool bank, begun at MIT, has moved to Medford, pays $40 per donation, and The New Yorker reports that it continues to operate despite uncertain prospects.
Most concussions pass quickly, but some kids have long-lasting symptoms that can keep them long benched from school and sports. How to cope? Two parents who’ve been there are creating an online venue to help connect families facing those challenges.
A consumer group hails the settlement of a suit that argued that granola bars should not be called “100% natural” if they contain highly processed sweeteners.
Medicare plans to cover lung-cancer screening for longtime smokers, but the issue continues to spark hot debate.
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.