We've gotten better at talking about dying over the past several years, but we still have ways to go to remove confusion and inconsistencies in end of life care.
When a health-conscious, vegetable-friendly, regular exerciser gets cancer, who's to blame?
Dr. Elissa Poorman says that five-minute nag you get from your doctor almost never helps, according to some research.
One in four people who decide to donate their organs died of a drug overdose, and that's a larger proportion of donors than in other parts of the country.
Researchers are exploring what types of lifestyle and environmental factors might be contributing to a decline in fertility rates nationwide.
Harvard geneticist George Church has been making headlines lately with his contributions to two futuristic proposals.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, thousands of people lined up to give blood over the weekend.
Last week, Radio Boston featured an interview with the author of “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry.” MGH addiction recovery specialist, Dr...
Most of us take vitamins because we think they give us the extra nutrients we need for good health. But studies show large doses of supplemental vitamins can actually be...
Actor Michael Douglas made an interesting claim about what caused the throat cancer he was diagnosed with in 2010 — oral sex.
One Worcester primary care physician has decided to stop accepting obese patients because she says she doesn't have the tools or expertise to treat them properly.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure.
Private insurers are now required to start providing women with eight basic preventive health services for no extra fee, according to provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
In our weekly CommonHealth segment, we look at the little used so-called “female condom."
A new study finds that there is little evidence to prove that sports drinks actually do what they claim to do.
When it comes to concussions, "When in doubt, sit them out" is the new approach. Surprisingly, this applies to cognitive rest as much as physical rest.