Benzodiazepine prescriptions are on the rise. We explain the anti-anxiety drugs' potential for abuse, addiction and overdose.
National rates of cocaine use have climbed in recent years, and the ubiquity of the highly potent synthetic opioid fentanyl has made the resurgence particularly deadly. We’ve summarized some of the latest research.
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.
In this Q&A, media scholar John Wihbey explains what journalists and newsrooms can learn from his new book,
The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World.
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.
Paying for medical, housing or food bills is a challenge for 40% of rural American adults, according to the results of a new nationally representative survey.
"There’s some basic stuff about the laws that I think is misunderstood,” Jon Vernick, professor at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, said.
Key facts and the latest scholarship on methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug that has recently made a resurgence.
This research roundup looks at the effects of screen time on children’s health.
New research in JAMA Pediatrics finds an association between spending early childhood in a country with wide income inequality and being bullied during early adolescence.