Seattle is poised to become the first U.S. city to allow nurse-supervised heroin use. But the pushback has been relentless.
Exposure to the toxin leads to higher risk of miscarriages, new research finds, in addition to other long-lasting effects.
A study suggests time-saving services like meal delivery and housekeepers boost life satisfaction—for the purchaser, of course.
Several studies suggest the drug crisis might be at least partly the result of widespread joblessness.
When it comes to unequal health outcomes, the U.S. is outranked only by Portugal and Chile, a new study finds.
In 13 counties, residents can expect to die younger than their parents.
A new study backs up the notion that overdose deaths are “deaths of despair,” brought on by joblessness, hopelessness, and both physical and emotional pain.
Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to stop the feedback loop.
The prevalence of unpaid medical bills varies widely by state, but it affects the South disproportionately.
A new pair of studies show why—and where—American life expectancy has grown worse in a generation.
As the government breaks its pledge to clean waterways, one community shows how it can be done.
Studies suggest learning is harder in loud environments, and poor kids may suffer disproportionately.
The Supreme Court struck down a law that would close many Texas clinics. But in conservative areas, staying open is just the start.
Even for those with insurance, getting mental healthcare means fighting through phone tag, payment confusion, and even outright discrimination.
Turns out, the answer’s steeped in outdated gender norms. And that’s unfair.
Housing discrimination causes stress and shortens lifespans.
Flame retardants are potentially harmful to human health. Here’s where to find couches that don’t contain them.
Consumer goods are increasingly made of synthetic materials and coatings. The carcinogens they give off when they burn could be driving high cancer rates among first responders.
A study finds that wild environments boost well-being by reducing obsessive, negative thoughts.
A new study finds that vegetation around schools cuts down on air pollution and boosts memory and attention.
At last, a micro-cottage for people who don’t want to figure out electrical wiring and plumbing.