In an effort to protect children in the midst of addiction epidemics, some states are jailing women for using drugs during pregnancy. But is incarceration the best approach?
Why we're more afraid of sharks than car accidents, and of Ebola than flu
Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.
On top of the clinic fees, the hotel, and the time away from work, Texas's size would make gas money an additional hurdle if its harsh abortion law goes into effect.
Many women say they've received harassing or offensive messages on online-dating sites. Will airing the obscene exchanges publicly help?
Breast self-exams haven't been shown to save lives. Instead, here's how to actually tell if you might have breast cancer.
The Knick finale reveals how little we used to know about how the brain works. There's still a lot we haven't figured out.
A new study finds that people born in summer are more prone to mood swings, while those born in winter tend to be less irritable.
It would not be a socialist paradise. At least, not entirely.
Beef-loving Nebraskan kids are warming to veggie burgers and carrot sticks. Can the rest of the nation follow?
Healthcare workers say they're far from prepared to treat a patient with the virus.
Ah, the good old days, as viewed through 1950s help-wanted ads
Two new studies suggest that extraordinary adventures are overrated—unless you have them with someone else.
A new California study replicates an earlier finding from Oregon that the newly insured visit emergency rooms more. But luckily, California found that the boost wasn't permanent.
Your income, how long you dated, and how many people attend your wedding affect the odds you'll stay together.
Sam Yagan, CEO of Match and a founder of OkCupid, explains the proliferation of dating sites and why he thinks everyone should be looking for love online.
A surprising amount of support for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which made at least one major error in the handling of its Ebola case, reveals why we trust medical institutions so much.
The first ebola patient diagnosed in the United States succumbed to the virus this morning.
Healthcare is the number-one cause of personal bankruptcy and is responsible for more collections than credit cards.
The author of a book about Nickelodeon thinks women and minorities are ruining the children's network.
Icelanders love keeping track of how they're related, which has made them "the world champions of human genetics.”