Rick Sobey is a multimedia, general assignment reporter -- covering breaking news, politics and more across the region. He was most recently a reporter at The Lowell Sun. Rick is a Massachusetts native and graduated from Boston University. While not reporting, he enjoys long-distance running.
What is a ‘borg’? College drinking TikTok trend is ‘very concerning,’ can lead to alcohol poisoning
The days of jungle juice and kegs at college parties could be over, as a new "very concerning" drinking trend is all the rage -- sending students to the hospital...
Ex-NFL players who had concussion symptoms performed worse on cognitive tests decades after retirement: Boston study
Former NFL players who reported experiencing concussion symptoms while playing were more likely to perform worse on a series of cognitive tests decades after retirement, according to Boston researchers who...
Male fertility study: Men who regularly lift heavy objects at work have higher sperm counts
Men who regularly lift heavy objects at work have higher sperm counts, according to a new study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Boston University researchers find CTE in 345 of 376 former NFL players
Repetitive head impacts appear to be the chief risk factor for CTE — which is characterized by misfolded tau protein that is unlike changes observed from aging, Alzheimer’s disease, or...
Alzheimer’s study in Boston looking at possible treatment to prevent the disease
Boston medical researchers are hoping to get ahead of Alzheimer's by testing a possible treatment in patients who don't have symptoms but may be at risk for the progressive disease.
Boston cancer researchers create vaccine to kill and prevent brain cancer glioblastoma
Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers have created a cancer vaccine to simultaneously kill and prevent the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma.