Low birth weight, defined as being born under 5.5 pounds, has previously been linked with an increased risk of childhood mortality and poorer educational outcomes.
By Nsikan Akpan
Fisheries ecologists at Virginia Tech have found a link between tropical forest loss in the Amazon and declines in freshwater fish populations.
By Teresa Carey
Russia once used fentanyl as a biological weapon. Now, illicit use of the lethal opioid is hindering therapy.
By Nsikan Akpan
As recent years have seen great progress in treating cancer, the country’s second leading cause of death with almost 600,000 people dying from it last year, American researchers are struggling to keep the momentum. While they have developed more than…
By Christopher Booker and Connie Kargbo
Texans are questioning how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is handling Superfund sites in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
A new crop of young people are falling off their parents’ insurance plans when they turn 26 — the age when the Affordable Care Act stipulates that children must leave family policies.
By Damian Garde, STAT
The founder of biotech’s largest and most powerful hedge fund has for years perpetuated a toxic culture of sexual harassment, former employees told STAT.
By John Upton, Climate Central and Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard
Tens of thousands of homeless in Southern California are struggling to escape smoke as wildfires tear through the region.
Two new documentaries on Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall spotlight the complicated and contrasting paths they took toward scientific greatness.
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