The politics of abortion and contraception are converging in the Trump era. Administration officials are exploring changes to the federal program that funds birth control for low-income, uninsured women. And contraception access could be impacted heavily by the next Supreme…
There were no lights, air conditioning or working toilets when Natalia Merced returned to her dorm room at the University of Puerto Rico in late October, a month after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Classes had resumed at the university’s…
Duke Energy said Thursday that three inactive coal ash basins in Goldsboro, North Carolina, are underwater after Hurricane Florence. The electric utility said it's monitoring the site and only a small amount of ash has leaked. But the heavy flooding…
By Paul Solman
Researcher Walter Mischel’s most famous contribution was the marshmallow test, a widely replicated experiment that explored the connection between saving and psychology. Economics correspondent Paul Solman remembers Mischel, who died last week at the age of 88.
A report released this week by the National Institute on Retirement Security found four out of five working Americans have less than one year's income saved for retirement.
For all of the progress made in fighting poverty and disease in recent years, those strides could stall because of rapid population growth in some African countries, according to a new warning from the Gates Foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates…
By Nicholas Florko, STAT
President Trump’s splashiest idea for lowering the cost of prescription drug prices was to force pharmaceutical companies to include the prices of their products in TV and other advertisements.
By Larisa Epatko
Even more than the pay, these community health workers are driven by the respect they receive for the services they provide.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
Seven U.S. states now have adult obesity rates of 35 percent or higher, up from zero states just five years ago, according to federal data.
The Food and Drug Administration issued its toughest crackdown yet on the makers of electronic cigarettes that have become increasingly popular with young people. Manufacturers now have two months to prove they can keep their e-cigarettes out of the hands…
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