This collection of research and reports examines physician-assisted suicide in the U.S. and compares American policies and trends with those in Europe.
A new study looks at who gets the most visitors in prison. Younger inmates receive more than older ones. White and Latino prisoners get nearly twice as many visitors as black prisoners.
Hispanics born in the United States often marry non-Hispanics, new research suggests. Meanwhile, the vast majority of Hispanics who immigrate do not intermarry.
Researchers have long disagreed about the effect marijuana may have on intelligence. A new study of adolescents suggests it is responsible for a small drop in acuity.
Despite major changes in media and technology over the past 20 years, a new study of children's news habits finds that "parents are still at the core of developing news interest and patterns of consumption."
A new study suggests a link between certain facial features and the severity of the punishment a judge assigns to felony crime.
Worship, by reducing stress, may be the secret to longer and healthier lives.
An estimated 603.7 million adults and 107.7 million children worldwide were obese in 2015, according to new estimates published in
The New England Journal of Medicine. China and the U.S. had the highest number of obese adults.
A new study suggests young women who are not heterosexual are at a greater risk of accidental pregnancy, partly because they are less likely than straight women to use contraceptives.
Joining fraternities and sororities distracts college students from their coursework. A new study suggests students' grades may suffer and they select easier classes to accommodate Greek activities.