Before it became somewhat more culturally acceptable to not vaccinate your kid, America had all but relegated pertussis to the waste bin of western diseases.
The Florida law that dominated headlines before, during and after the George Zimmerman trial could soon be getting a significant amendment.
A new series of maps published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that the prescription pill crisis has spread away from rural areas, and now reaches virtually every part of the country.
The Seattle Police Department did something amazing this week: After word got out that the department had created a citywide surveillance network without input from community members or a policy to govern the system's use, the police department agreed to deactivate the whole thing.
Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana possession. If the measure passes, adults 21 and over will theoretically be able to possess up to 2.5 ounces of pot under Portland law.
A new paper in the British Medical Journal Open reports that illegal drugs have only gotten cheaper and more pure in the last 20 years. The fact that drug availability is on the rise despite a decades-long war on drugs, say the authors, proves that international drug control strategies simply aren't working.
What's the best way to look at New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy? BKLYNR's "All the Stops" feature shows stop-and-frisk data independent of its geography.
Nearly 10 months after Colorado and Washington state legalized the use and sale of recreational marijuana, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy announced Monday that he's invited Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole to testify at a September 10 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.