It's Not 'Despair' That's Killing Working-Class Americans; It's Hard Work and Poverty
New research casts doubt on the trendy diagnosis of "hopelessness."
Suicide and Drug Use Are Still Rising Across the U.S.
A new report concludes that deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug use continue to increase.
Counties Trump Won Have Lower Life Expectancy Rates
A new analysis finds a stark metric for the health-depleting stress of Americans who felt left behind—and who saw Trump as a possible savior.
From Humbug! to Humble: The Power of the Scrooge Effect
A new study finds thoughts of our mortality can make us more generous.
Think Alcohol's Good for You? Not So Fast, Researchers Say
It turns out the benefits of light to moderate drinking might have been exaggerated.
These Mental Illnesses Are More Dangerous Than Smoking
Many mental illnesses and addictions are more heavily associated with premature deaths than heavy smoking, yet we tend to be less aware of their risks.
Why Is the Way Physicians Want to Die So Different From the Rest of Us?
Given the opportunity, most doctors would turn down almost every form of intervention available.
Stop Worrying About Calls to Reduce Salt and Sodium Intake
Salt is back in the news. Cut back on your intake, scream the so-called experts. But wait just a minute. Decades of science show that consuming less sodium might be more harmful to our bodies than consuming more.
Accepting a Warming Planet Could Cool Urge To Go To War
New psychological research suggests the shared threats posed by a changing climate may bring people together in a common cause.