A pediatrician explains how the trauma of family separation can change biology.
The head of the Commonwealth Fund, which compares the health systems of developed nations, pinpoints why America’s is so expensive and inefficient.
Canada’s marijuana legalization offers lessons for the rest of the world.
By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.
The wealth gap is also a happiness gap.
Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers.
The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.
Law enforcement’s encounters with people on the spectrum often go wrong. Some police departments are trying to change that.
No, not Austin.
In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. One young woman’s struggle shows why.
The EPA administrator’s apparent taste for fancy lotion will become more expensive if his agency continues to undermine efforts to address the planet's warming.
As suicide rates rise, and stigma recedes, many discussions and portrayals are still clumsy or hurtful.
A new report finds that rates have risen in almost every state since 1999.
Changing your microbiome takes more than just swallowing a pill full of bacteria.
Some struggling small-town hospitals have embraced a legally murky approach to staying afloat.
The head of a family-planning organization on how Trump’s change to a federal birth-control program will affect women
The new law has a catchy name, but it will only make it more difficult to know if medication is effective or safe.
Another study shows the epidemic is outpacing the resources devoted to it
Roseanne Barr suggested that the drug prompted her to tweet racist remarks, but is that possible?
Despite the availability of revolutionary new drugs, countries with more resources haven’t made as much progress against the disease.
They’re linked to an increase in populist sentiments.