Patients seeking mental health care deal with hurdles such as incorrect phone numbers, month-long delays in scheduling appointments and psychiatrists who refuse to accept insurance.
Two experts — a university researcher and a former Census Bureau director — point out weaknesses in news coverage of the U.S. census and how journalists can do a better job covering the once-every-10-years population count.
As the U.S. prepares for its 2020 census, we summarize research that looks at who’s most likely to be missed by the decennial population count and how an incorrect tally can hurt communities.
“On average, people with disabilities have a lot more encounters with the health care system -- they need more health care,” says researcher H. Stephen Kaye.
Is it possible to stem the tide of health misinformation on the internet? We summarized seven recent experimental studies on the efficacy of interventions used to correct false info online.
Two studies demonstrate a link between Medicaid expansion and positive health outcomes, adding evidence to inform an ongoing policy debate.
Money and illegal drugs are inextricable. This roundup brings together recent research exploring the wide-ranging relationship between economics and drugs.
Benzodiazepine prescriptions are on the rise. We explain the anti-anxiety drugs' potential for abuse, addiction and overdose.
New research finds that legalized abortion following Roe v. Wade accounts for 45% of the decline in U.S. crime rates over the past three decades. Some other economists are not convinced.
We've gathered and summarized 11 studies that look at sex education in public schools. Some examine the shortcomings of abstinence-only education as well as students' views and experiences in sex ed class.