This article is presented by the truth campaign. In decades past, it was common to spot teenagers hanging outside, packed in a tight circle with ribbons of smoke rising above them and unfurling into the
The shutdown could keep patients from life-saving experimental treatments. The US Congress and the White House didn’t agree on a new budget by midnight on Friday, and now the US government is officially
Editor's note: In the 1950s, the U.S. poultry industry began adopting a new process: Acronizing. Ads that ran in women's magazines pictured crisp-skinned whole chicken that tasted "fresh," "wholesome"
A vaginal ring to prevent HIV infection is popular with teenage girls, US scientists say. Women and girls aged 15-24 account for a fifth of all new HIV infections globally. Nearly 1,000 are infected every
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The stress of poverty can change the brain in ways that further disadvantage the poor. We already know the poor are getting poorer. The proportion of American adults living in low income families increased
The Republican bill hurts those who need the most help, a new report finds. The Americans who need the most help to afford health care will get the least under Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan,
It's become a punchline in the tech industry that every start-up is out to change the world. When it comes to medical technology, however, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are poised to do that.
Obamacare is more popular now than it was on Election Day, despite President Trumpand the GOP's efforts to dismantle it. Some 55% of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act, up from 42% in November,
Infant deaths have declined by 15 percent in the U.S. over the last decade, but America still has a higher rate than other nations. Pinterest Big news, you guys: The infant mortality rate in the U.S. just
“It’s Bloomin’ Monday!” the server at Outback Steakhouse in Louisville, Kentucky, told us. “That means free bloomin’ onions,” Sarah Karr whispered across the table to me. “Sure, we’ll have one,” she told
An old microbial enemy of ours is mounting a quiet comeback in the South, a new study published this month in Emerging Infectious Diseases has found — one aided by poverty, climate change, and cats. Researchers
Having unprotected sex without telling partner about HIV-positive status no longer would be a felony under new bill - Los
In a test of shifting attitudes about HIV, a group of state lawmakers has proposed that it no longer be a felony for someone to knowingly expose others to the disease by engaging in unprotected sex and
Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines
Since its only external beam radiotherapy machine broke in April, Ugandans having been dying of treatable cancers. Uganda - With his shoulders hunched forward and his hands curled over the curve of the
Living and Loving Through Loss: Beautiful Letters of Consolation from Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists
Words of comfort and compassion from Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dickens. “Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect
Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a single exception, in all countries. For instance, in the U.S. in 2015 female full-time workers made
Reminder: free long-acting contraception cuts unintended pregnancies. This week, Republicans rolled out a replacement bill for Obamacare that would defund Planned Parenthood and slash Medicaid benefits.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a deadly multi-state listeria outbreak that has been traced to recalled cheese. Several