Autism, diagnosed in nearly 3 percent of kids in some communities, is a public health emergency, writes Ilyse Levine-Kanji. Her eldest son was diagnosed 18 years ago.
The biotech industry needs to invest more in developing therapies for childhood diseases, ideally ones that can be given before symptoms arise, writes Geoff McDonough.
It's time for the life sciences industry to expand access and opportunity to more women, people of color and people at all socioeconomic levels, writes David Lucchino, the chairman of...
Climate change is not just about protecting polar bears or people living in distant places. It’s not even about the “health” of the planet, writes former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy....
The agency told reporters from AP, CNN and E&E there wasn’t any room. But during the event, many seats remained open.
Cities are where the ill effects of climate change are most severe, write Jon Sawyer and Pat Kinney. They are also where action to solve climate change has been most...
The loss of small pleasures is far from the most important consequence of climate change, writes Mike Campbell, but for some they may be most deeply felt.
The global divide in cancer care is neither inevitable nor insurmountable, writes Ruth Allen.
The recent cold snap revived the ongoing debate around the construction of gas pipelines. A closer look at the facts is in order, writes Frederick Hewett.
Blanket recommendations for cancer screening do more harm than good, write doctors Ben Mazer and John Mandrola.
I missed the cancer cells on my 42-year-old patient, causing her diagnosis to be delayed, writes Dr. Vinita Parkash. My patient eventually died of her cancer.
The Senate should pass a bill allowing taxpayers to donate money through their tax returns to poor countries vulnerable to climate change, writes Abby Maxman.
As the U.N. Climate Conference gets underway in Germany, one local Boston writer contemplates our weirdly warm autumn and "the new normal."
The stunning news regarding the state of Hernandez's brain complicates his story, writes Steve Almond, just as it should complicate our moral relationship to football.
A new report argues our warming climate threatens nearly half the bird species in Massachusetts, writes Frederick Hewett. Here’s why it matters.
Face recognition technology creates serious legal, cultural and philosophical problems, writes Kade Crockford. Turn it off.
Rather than building on what other nations have successfully done, Sanders has taken a running leap off the dock of reality, writes Rich Barlow.
We cleaned up from one hurricane, waited for another, and immigrants and Republicans faced storms of their own. All that and more from Tom Keane’s weekly news roundup.
In this reprehensibly partisan climate, even disasters as massive in scale as Hurricane Harvey are reduced to the size of political footballs, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
By denying climate change and dithering on vital infrastructure repairs, the president is the latest leader to drop the ball on disaster preparedness, writes Rich Barlow.