WBUR CommonHealth Editor Carey Goldberg spoke with Maria Garcia about some new research on 'pregnancy spacing' and health risks.
As mass shootings become a fact of life in the United States, parents are grappling with how to explain these horrors to their children.
Dr. Michael Fine says our current health care market is unsustainable in its current form, and that fixing it should be one of our nation's top priorities.
A "yes" vote on Question 1 would establish nurse-to-patient ratios in Massachusetts.
According to a new WBUR poll, 48 percent of registered nurses say they plan to vote yes on Question 1, which would establish nurse-to-patient ratios. Forty-five percent say they'll vote...
Proponents of the ballot measure -- Question 1 -- called the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's estimate a "guess."
Christine Blaisey Ford says she is 100 percent confident she was assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh when they were in high school, but Kavanaugh vehemently denies that it happened. One way...
How does the bitter divide over the Kavanaugh confirmation affect teenagers, particularly when it comes to talking with them about sexual assault and consent?
In her new book, Maureen Cavanagh tells the story of her daughter Katie's addiction to heroin, something she says she initially denied was happening.
In the 19th century, brand-new chemical preservatives revolutionized America's food supply. But nobody knew what the health effects were of these additives.
"By the second or third day, it became very clear that the living conditions were so difficult that his life was at peril," said Tere Ramos about her father, Ivan...
As the FDA pushes forward with youth prevention strategies, what lessons can be learned from past campaigns against big tobacco?
"It's hard to describe it in any any other way than deception if you're promoting something as if it works, but there's actually human data to suggest it doesn't."
"It's an opioid epidemic, it's a very serious thing, and I think some people get to a very desperate place ... conventional treatment doesn't work, and they do this."
In a recent report, a pediatrician unpacks the power of play in enhancing development in young children and teaching them how to manage stress, while simultaneously fostering safe, stable and...
Are workplace temperature regulations sexist?
A new, monumental study found that alcohol is associated with 2.8 million deaths a year worldwide, including about 88,000 Americans.
Scientists have found a way to determine whether an individual has an increased genetic risk for heart disease and other serious illnesses.
Juul's answer to accusations of marketing to minors is an anti-smoking marketing campaign targeted at young people. But, will the ads — some of which stress that Juuls are just...
Construction workers die of opioid overdose at rates six times higher than the average worker.