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 latest episode of The Checkup podcast explores three aspects of the mysterious teen brain: Sleep, porn and impulsive decisions.
Once again, the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is the highest-paid public employee in the state, with a salary of nearly $900,000, prompting the question: at what point does a taxpayer-paid or nonprofit salary become unseemly?
A new tool for editing genes, known by the acronym CRISPR, is so powerful that it’s sparking debate about whether humankind should tinker with its own gene pool.
Some scientists are saying we need a broad societal discussion of whether we should use powerful new gene-editing tools to tinker with humanity’s heredity. A leading bio-ethicist offers a taste of what that conversation may sound like.
Research in rats suggest that the increased blood flow that comes from exercise could actually slow tumors down.
An excellent “Only a Game” commentary questions Brigham and Womens’ Hospital President Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, the new medical advisor to the NFL, who recently said football is safer than ever and she would let her own kids play.
You can see the last half-century of American’s health behaviors as half-empty or half-full: Our health gains from shunning cigarettes and safer driving are almost entirely offset by the rise in obesity and overdoses.
The latest episode of “The Checkup” podcasts looks at three ways patients can take more control in the health care system: Shopping for care, telling their stories, and accessing their data.
New studies add to the findings that health care reform providing insurance coverage is only a start; more must be done to improve people’s actual health outcomes.
If you — like many parents — freak out when your child gets even a garden-variety sickness, a psychology professor explains how mindfulness may help.
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.
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