New York City police boosted arrests for public possession of marijuana in recent years, on the assumption that the action would improve public safety.
Thank God it’s Friday. A recent review of 13 studies by a group of European researchers links high work stress with an increase in heart attack risk.
In a four-month trial of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, some improvement was seen in children’s reading scores and behavior, but only in the lowest performing students
A recent international study found alarmingly high levels drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) in a number of countries.
With the recent revelations that alleged movie-theater shooter James Holmes had been seeing a psychiatrist prior to carrying out the July 20 massacre in Aurora, Colo., questions about the link between violence and mental illness …
The debate over whether elite women can “have it all” is mere distraction from the real question at hand: we know how to help American families succeed, so why aren’t we doing it?
If Americans keep getting heavier at the current rate, 42% of the population will be obese by 2030, a new study says. The increase accounts for an additional 32 million obese Americans and a whopping $549.5 billion in medical …
Motherhood pays, at least for celebrities. But it can be particularly lucrative for those who may have fallen off the conventional Hollywood gravy train.
Who benefits from forced drug tests? No one but the companies that make drug tests.
(Updated) Why is the U.S. government cracking down on medical marijuana, a $1.7 billion business — and one of the few that seems to be thriving in a moribund economy?
More than 8 million Americans thought seriously about suicide in the previous year, according to a new government survey. More adults who considered suicide lived in the Midwest and West than in other parts of the country.
A new study suggests that in hard economic times, people drink more alcohol. Intuitively, it might make sense, but the findings run counter to most previous research, which shows that alcoholism and other drinking-related …
Beginning in the 1950s and 1960s, Japan began developing a reputation for its longevity. By the 1970s, the Japanese were the longest lived of any population in the world. Although genetic predispositions and cultural factors like …