A new study identifies one important driver of heroin overdoses in the United States: the reformulation of Oxycontin.
Journalists were much more likely to rely on academic experts when their coverage of midterm congressional elections focused on political strategy than when it focused on policy issues, according to a new study.
People with chronic illnesses, mental health concerns, disabilities and the seasonal flu are less likely to vote.
Racial attitudes were the primary reason white Southerners abandoned the Democratic Party after party leaders began to advocate for civil rights legislation during the last half of the 20th century, a new study finds.
Over two years, more than 1,000 medical crowdfunding campaigns raised nearly $7 million for scientifically unsupported or potentially dangerous treatments.
This roundup brings together a sampling of recent studies that highlight health-related differences between rural and urban areas.
Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott talks about the role of identity politics in the upcoming midterm elections and what he thinks journalists can do to improve their coverage.
A survey of 1,300 adults living in rural America finds they are preoccupied by economic issues and the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Hispanic student enrollment fell in counties where local law enforcement agencies partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to find and remove people not authorized to be in the U.S., a new paper finds.
An emerging body of research is starting to paint a clearer picture of how concussions work and their potentially serious, lasting consequences.