Last updated: December 5, 2016
A study in Health Affairs suggests spending for prescription opioids tripled from 1999 to 2012 and that Medicare and Medicaid covered a growing portion of those costs.
Last updated: November 7, 2016
A study by Yale University scholars suggests doctors’ political affiliation influences their approach to health issues such as marijuana use, abortion and firearm storage.
Last updated: October 31, 2016
2016 paper published in Pediatrics that looks at how often U.S. parents refuse or delay childhood vaccinations and how often pediatricians dismiss patients for vaccine refusal.
Last updated: October 12, 2016
2016 report from the World Bank estimates that by 2050 antimicrobial resistance could kill millions and hurt the global economy more than the recent financial crisis.
Last updated: September 23, 2016
Crime and drunk driving tend to fall after marijuana legalization, according to a 2016 research review.
Last updated: August 26, 2016
A roundup of studies on the Housing First program and its impact on chronic homelessness among those with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems.
Last updated: August 24, 2016
2016 collection of guides and tip sheets aimed at helping journalists cover the Zika virus accurately and responsibly.
Last updated: August 15, 2016
2016 study published in Demography that looks at whether women in Nepal use abortion and modern contraceptives interchangeably.
Last updated: June 24, 2016
2016 collection of research that offers insight on the link between gun violence and mental illness and the effectiveness of laws that ban certain people from buying firearms.
Last updated: June 16, 2016
2016 tip sheet from The Poynter Institute that explains how to report on changes in risk as it relates to health and medical studies and pharmaceutical trials.