Lead-tainted drinking water is not only a problem in Flint and Newark.
Science suggests that there are two types of people who tolerate the cold well. Sadly, I’m neither.
Three years after an infamous pool-party incident, I returned to find suburbanites who feel threatened, a mayor and activists at odds, and socioeconomic divisions that persist.
A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.
A new CDC report highlights geographical trends in leisure-time physical activity.
From showering in buckets to special pee spray, here’s how they’re coping with water restrictions.
It’s not just a lack of grocery stores that’s making us fat. It’s an overabundance of fast food.
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.