Last updated: January 19, 2017
Is there such a thing as the “Freshman 15”? A new study suggests students gain about a pound during the first year of college and young adults who attend college gain less weight than those who do not.
Last updated: January 12, 2017
Diabetes, heart disease and back pain are the priciest ailments in the United States, a new survey has found. And the cost of healthcare is rising far faster than inflation.
Last updated: December 15, 2016
Lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents suffer significantly higher rates of violence and engage in riskier behavior than their straight peers, according to an unprecedented survey from the CDC.
Last updated: December 13, 2016
This tip sheet from the Association of Health Care Journalists offers reporters insights on the best ways to mine census data to better cover health-gap stories.
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.