There has been much discussion of the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on individual health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office...
The danger of catastrophic hacks, while real, is eclipsed by the intrusions made possible by the unfathomably huge amounts of data that all of us freely hand out.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it turns out, actively campaigns against anti-tobacco laws in countries around the world.
"Really, the child stands in the shadow of her mother here," an assistant attorney general testified, arguing for forced treatment. "She’s not an independent decision-maker.”
“We estimate the number of deaths attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states at between 7,115 and 17,104,” researchers write. In Pennsylvania, the annual estimated death toll ranges from 398 to 1,491.
Reproductive Justice is a movement that focuses on the right to have children, to not have children, and to parent children in safe and healthy environments. Who could disagree with that?
In real life, three times as many mentally ill people are in prisons than in psychiatric hospitals nationwide. The TV show gives a sense of what it's like to be one of them.
The American Medical Association seeks to improve providers’ attitudes toward obesity and increase research funding. But it could backfire.
Win or lose, a vociferous debate serves to educate the public about just how unhealthy soda consumption is, and how it is contributing to the obesity epidemic.
Do we really want to give an Oscar to a movie that credits torture with a critical role in finding Osama bin Laden when evidence suggests that was not the case?
Public health workers try hard to balance individual and public rights – ensuring that someone who refuses treatment for infectious tuberculosis has access to due process before being quarantined and required to take medications. How do we apply this equation to guns?
The American Academy of Pediatrics, trying to skirt a federal ban on non-prescription sale of emergency contraceptives to girls under 17, says physicians should write scripts in advance. This is good public health.
“Pink, the supposed color of femininity, does not represent breast cancer to me," says survivor Erika Lads.
A recent opinion piece in the New York Times linking autism to a parasite deficiency that begins in the womb does not appear to be an accurate reflection of the best state of recent science on the condition.
Texting is estimated to have caused 16,000 traffic fatalities from 2001 to 2007, yet it doesn't seem to be diminishing. How can states prevent texting while driving if it seems to be the norm?