Karen Weintraub spent 20 years in newsrooms before becoming a freelance writer in January 2010. She is a contributor for WBUR’s Health blog: CommonHealth.
A young widow is devoted to improving research into and treatment of a disease that killed her husband.
Karen Weintraub, whose daughter was a student in Longy’s music program, feels betrayed by the school’s decision to end it.
Autism researchers used to steer clear of the word “recovery” but a new study suggests that for a small group of children, a level of recovery from autism is possible.
A new study finds that surgery on children under three may post subtle brain risks.
Although our stereotype is that ADHD is a boys-only condition, girls get it too – and may suffer even more from it.
Jews from North Africa are genetically closer to Jews from Europe and the Middle East than to their African neighbors, according to a new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Walking, the most popular form of exercise among American adults, is up nationwide, according to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But more than half of Americans still get less than the recommended two-and-a-half hours a week of moderate aerobic exercise.
Dartmouth professors accuse the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure foundation of overselling the benefits of mammography.
Cigarette use declined by 2.5% between 2010 and 2011, while consumption of other forms of smoked tobacco such as cigars and homemade cigarettes rose more than 17%. A new study suggests the culprit is taxes.
A protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s may turn out to be helpful against multiple sclerosis, new research from Stanford University suggests.
A Boston doctor argues that women are having too many second surgeries for breast cancer due to longstanding disagreements among physicians on the issue of “margins.”