Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Domestic Disputes Are More Likely to Turn Deadly in Cities Where Guns Are Easy to Obtain
New research finds a link between intimate-partner homicides and the per-capita number of gun dealers in an urban county.
Juul Hires a Prominent Researcher of Nicotine's Effects on Youth
Mark Rubinstein comes from a university known for its tobacco-control research and archive of tobacco industry documents.
New Research Links Affirmative Action Bans With Increased Smoking Among Minority Teens
A new study finds increased rates of cigarette use among 11th- and 12th-graders in states that passed laws against affirmative action.
A New CDC Study Shows a Dramatic Increase In Fentanyl Deaths
Between 2011 and 2016, drug overdose deaths in the United States involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl dramatically increased, according to a report released Thursday.
A Virginia Bill to Reduce Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Spurs an Outcry
A bill put forth in Virginia that would have eliminated certain requirements on late-term abortions in the state has prompted outcries of infanticide among its critics.
A New White House Tell-All Illustrates Trump's Views on How to Keep Teens From Abusing Opioids
In a new book, White House staffer Cliff Sims recounts what the president wanted for White House-sponsored ads intended to discourage young Americans from abusing opioid painkillers.
The U.S. Suicide Rate Is at Its Highest in a Half-Century
New CDC data suggests suicide is becoming more commonplace in America.
Are Insurers Doing Their Part to End America's Opioid Epidemic?
A new study asks if insurance policies discourage the overprescribing of opioids and encourage proven alternative pain treatments.
A Man Assaults a Native Woman—and Never Sees a Day in Jail
Seeing these crimes go unpunished can make indigenous communities feel hopeless. But in dark times, I take inspiration from our grandmothers.
How I Discovered My Depression—and Began to Confront It
With suicide rising among undiagnosed American depressives, I recognized it was time to admit I needed help.
We Could Have Eliminated Syphilis 20 Years Ago. Now It's on the Rise.
What can we learn from a failed attempt to eradicate "the Great Pox" in the U.S.?
The CDC Finds Gun-Related Homicides Rose by 30 Percent Over Two Years
The CDC analysis recorded 14,415 gun-related homicides in 2016.
Suicide Rates Have Increased Across the U.S. Since 1999
From 1999 through 2016, suicide rates increased in nearly every state, according to a new report.
A Decade After the FDA Warned Doctors About Methadone, States Finally Stopped Recommending It
When used as a pain reliever, methadone is especially likely to cause unintentional overdoses.