Minimum wage in US
Leslie Uggams makes the most of her star turn in ‘Gypsy’
The actress doesn’t settle for pioneer status as the head of a fine multiracial cast at Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
At North Shore, a buoyant ‘Little Mermaid’
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” lands at the North Shore Music Theatre with a satisfying splash.
A portrait of a city beset by racial strife, before and after the levees broke
The documentary “Getting Back to Abnormal” — airing Monday night on PBS’s “POV” — offers a discomfiting view of New Orleans’s racial divisions.
Williamstown’s ‘Great Wilderness’ worth the trek
Samuel D. Hunter’s play, now at Williamstown Theatre Festival, is a flawed but affecting drama.
Cause of obesity epidemic remains elusive
In the two decades since obesity was declared a nationwide epidemic, researchers have been struggling to determine why 36 percent of American adults are now obese compared to fewer than 15 percent in 1990.
ADHD drugs lacking in safety studies, Boston researchers find
While drug manfacturer clinical trials clearly demonstrate that stimulant drugs — which include methylphenidate (Ritalin) and amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) — work to alleviate ADHD symptoms, very few were designed to investigate the long-term safety of these drugs, according to a new study conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers.
Half of Americans under high stress over past year, survey says
Nearly half of Americans experienced an earth-shattering, stressful event last year that completely altered their lives. Nearly half of the time, these events were related to a major health problem, either their own or a loved one’s. That’s the finding of a new survey of more than 2,500 Americans released last Monday by the Harvard School of Public Health, NPR, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Scientists publish a deep look at DNA mutations in lung cancer
The large and comprehensive study of the most common kind of lung cancer could help scientists devise new treatments.
Q&A with clinical psychologist Robert Franks
In a few weeks, clinical psychologist Robert Franks will take over leadership of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, a century-old Harvard affiliated center that addresses children’s mental health. There’s a lot more that can be done to support children’s mental health, said Franks, currently an assistant clinical professor at the schools of medicine at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut.
Astronomers invite public to name exoplanets
The International Astronomical Union announced plans to crowdsource the naming of new planets and their suns.
This day in history
Today is Monday, July 14, the 195th day of 2014. There are 170 days left in the year.
Woman killed, couple hurt in head-on collision
The 47-year-old was taken to Brockton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Man accused of driving wrong way on N.H. turnpike
The Mass. man is scheduled to be arraigned in Merrimack District Court on Monday.
Man charged with assaulting woman on Orange Line
The victim was assaulted between the Jackson Square and Roxbury Crossing T stops, Transit Police said.
Red Sox shut out Astros in Houston
Clay Buchholz pitched one of the best games of his career, and the Sox entered the All-Star break at 43-52.
Rotation set, possibly with trade of Jake Peavy in mind
Peavy is not lined up to pitch until July 22, giving the Red Sox plenty of time to deal him.
David Pastrnak gives Bruins another option
The 18-year-old rookie may get a chance to compete for a roster spot.
Brad Keselowski completes weekend sweep at NHMS
Keselowski solidified his spot in the Chase field with a green-white-checkered victory in Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301.
Andrew Dreyfus: The last health care reform optimist
As CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dreyfus is convinced medical costs can be reined in.