Looking for diseases in newborns’ DNA that could arise during adulthood is more ethically fraught than focusing on childhood conditions.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Democratic attorneys general on Thursday appealed a federal court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, as new enrollment numbers underscored the staying power of the Obama-era law.
The nation’s opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency in 2017 and received new funding this past October. But rampant addiction led to some 40,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. last year, and 2019 could see the culmination of…
These ideas can improve both your physical and emotional wellbeing in 2019.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will lead the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats.
By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press
At year's end, California's effort to transform its longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry remains a work in progress.
In part three of our holiday series "Making NewsHour Weekend," producer and correspondent Megan Thompson and field producer Melanie Saltzman join Hari Sreenivasan to talk about some of their reporting in 2018, from prescription drug prices, to criminal justice and…
The Trump administration is partially rolling back an Obama-era rule on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, saying the health benefits of restricting mercury, which causes birth defects, brain damage and learning disabilities, are outweighed by the regulation's cost. The…
By Laura Santhanam
This music workshop helps to keep two things alive -- the region’s arts and culture and residents' ability to recover from addiction.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The EPA proposal says the benefits to human health and the environment created by an Obama-era regulation -- credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants -- may not be worth the cost of the regulation.
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