Changes to the Title X family planning programs have brought onboard a new kind of reproductive health clinic. What does that mean for patients?
In the wake of a week of racist, terroristic mass shootings, here's a look at the status of the new firearms bills introduced at the beginning of the year.
Could a weekend of deadly violence in the United States lead to federal gun-law reform?
Including whether and how insulin is covered.
There's no evidence that medication abortion caused these deaths.
Mark Rubinstein comes from a university known for its tobacco-control research and archive of tobacco industry documents.
The update may make mifepristone and misoprostol more readily available worldwide. But in the U.S., not much is expected to change.
Isha Sesay's new book gives a full and harrowing account of what happened to the 276 girls kidnapped by the jihadist group.
President Donald Trump pledged to lower drug costs by forcing companies to disclose their list prices in ads. But would the plan have even worked in the first place?
Democrats want health coverage for everybody in America, including the undocumented. What does that mean for folks already getting government-covered health care?
An analysis has found that states in the South disproportionately detain or require medical procedures on pregnant women, for the sake of their fetuses, especially women of color.
President Donald Trump recently defended himself against an accusation of rape by saying the accuser wasn't his type. How much does attraction play into sexual harassment and assault?
The FDA has a key role to play in combating America's overdose epidemic, but advocacy groups debate whether it's doing enough.
Abortion storytelling projects, aimed at reducing stigma, have proliferated in recent years, but what's their real effect on public opinion?
The Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act would compel America's science agencies to hold taxpayer-funded labs accountable for harassment.
City and state governments are responding to skyrocketing youth vaping rates, which went up 78 percent between 2017 and 2018.
A few years into science's #MeToo movement, the government agencies that fund American science are still working on solidifying rules meant to keep harassers from working with students, and to deter harassment in the future.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins joins men from many fields, both in the sciences and beyond.
This research is particularly important at a time when states across the country are passing new laws concerning abortion.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says everything is available online. How did such a major misunderstanding happen?
The change is a sign of the progress anti-harassment activists have made—and it's been a long time coming.
A wide swath of Americans report using less insulin than they're prescribed because of cost concerns.
By some measures, pro-choice groups outspend their pro-life counterparts by as much as 10-to-one. But it all depends on what you count as an abortion policy group.
Here's what will happen to abortion access in your state if the Supreme Court decision ensuring legal abortion throughout America is overturned.
A new rule will soon require most drug ads on TV to state the drug's list price. Here's what the science says about how people will likely react.
The Trump administration strengthened protections for "conscientious objectors" to abortion and assisted suicide. We talked to ethicists about balancing patients' and providers' rights.
Plus, why Trump's turnaround on vaccine safety was very late—but still helpful.
The charges mean that two former Rochester Drug Company leaders could face prison time.
A quest through California to find which addiction and recovery centers aren't using medication-assisted treatment—our country's best bet for beating the opioid crisis.
A new study finds that older Americans with risk factors for harming themselves or others don't seem to be any less likely to have access to firearms than anyone else their age.
Many sober homes have made the news recently for egregious violations—but the latest federal effort to clean them up may not do much to help.
Legal evidence is needed to pin addiction and death on opioid manufacturers, but the science suggests that a large and ready supply of legal prescription painkillers led to many addictions.
But Republicans are far more likely to think that the United States' quality of care is among the best in the world.
One study suggests such bans are especially helpful to low-income women.
This is the biggest state opioid settlement yet, and lawyers and addiction patients' advocates are waiting eagerly to see what precedent it will set.
The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday held a hearing about extreme risk protection orders, which are supposed to prevent pre-planned mass violence and firearm suicides.
Many such prizes don't even come with award money, but they boost people's careers.
Last year, a government watchdog report found that about 13 million American children went to schools where officials discovered lead in their drinking water. Now, advocacy groups have graded states' school water policies.
A new major report finds that laws around medication for opioid addiction aren't based in science.
Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
The National Institutes of Health also released the numbers of scientists it has taken action against, in response to claims they harassed others.
Don't take it without corroboration.
During a hearing, the EPA's top official for enforcement defended the agency's low performance figures.
It would cost about $250 million to get an additional 650,000 low-income Americans to breastfeed as much as experts recommend, but it would save families and the health-care system $1.5 billion, a study finds.
Once most members could agree that climate change is real, they could start talking about the real question of what to do.
A Pacific Standard analysis reveals the only other time a new Congress has introduced so many gun-control bills was in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.