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Politics Mar 29Mueller’s report should be made public, most Americans say
Most Americans -- 75 percent of poll respondents -- say they still need to see the entire report to better understand what happened, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.
Health Mar 26What Purdue Pharma’s settlement with Oklahoma means for the opioid crisis
Here's a breakdown of how significant the $270 million settlement is in the context of the nation's continued struggle with opioids, overdoses and need for harm reduction and treatment.
Arts Mar 22How female musicians amplify each other when the industry won’t
While the exclusion of female artists, songwriters and producers has always been a reality in Nashville and beyond, some see it as having gotten worse in recent decades.
Health Mar 20What we know about the FDA’s new postpartum depression drug
A new treatment could offer much-needed help to some new mothers with this disorder, but questions remain about how affordable or accessible it will be.
Health Mar 15Will fewer opioid prescriptions help kick the crisis?
Of all physicians, primary care doctors most frequently doled out first-time opioid prescriptions, suggested a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Health Mar 05Why the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s could more than double by 2050
Some people in the early stages of Alzheimer's are likely falling through the cracks and developing more advanced symptoms because their illness isn't caught and treated soon enough, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association and medical experts.
Health Feb 27Drug company CEOs admit prescription prices are too high. But will they change?
Together, the pharmaceutical companies that testified before Congress this week earn billions of dollars treating the world’s maladies and operating under the premise that today’s profits will fund research and development for tomorrow’s cures. But at what price?…
Health Feb 20Health spending could rise 5.5 percent a year through 2027. Here’s why
Overall, health spending will make up a bigger portion of GDP than it does today, newly released federal data suggests.
Politics Feb 18Trump’s national emergency declaration unpopular among majority of Americans
A majority of Americans also think President Donald Trump misused his presidential powers, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.
Nation Feb 14A year after Parkland, support sinks for stricter laws on gun sales, poll says
Few Americans -- 9 percent -- think the nation will be safer from gun violence any time soon.