• Brain Teasers

    Drugs targeting amyloid brain plaque accumulation were heralded as the silver bullet cure for Alzheimer’s disease. No more. Clinical trial after clinical trial has failed. The latest flop is aducanumab. After encouraging preclinical results on...   Read More

  • Moms Are Dying

    More moms die in childbirth in the U.S. than any other developed country. Can doulas help curb our soaring maternal mortality rate?   Read More

  • Needed: 20 Million Condoms

    Since 2013, there has been a 67% increase in gonorrhea infection rates, and experts are worried about its increasing antibiotic resistance.   Read More

  • Big Sugar and Us

    It’s been a sweet year for Big Sugar. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and the American Beverage Association beat back sugary drink taxes and their proponents in California, Arizona and Washington. The American Sugar Alliance succeeded in retaining...   Read More

  • No Room, No Board

    Jessica McCormick was a homeless college student. She escaped an abusive home and spent her last two years of high school living in a youth shelter. With the help of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time...   Read More

  • Your Epidermis Is Showing

    Labor Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to stash your sunblock with your beach towels. Skin cancer rates are rocketing, and sun protection is more important than ever. More than 3...   Read More

  • Protecting Young Athletes

    Cross country runner Jaci Teahon, a high school junior from Nebraska, took a month to recover. Johnny Tolbert, a 12-year-old from Georgia, wasn’t so lucky; he suffered permanent brain damage. James Wooden of Barnwell, SC,...   Read More

  • Remaking Federal Family Planning Policy

    Milk, diapers, babysitters, sneakers, school supplies, braces — children are expensive. In 2015 it was estimated that the average family spent $233,610 raising a child from birth to age 17. When those expenses, which take...   Read More

  • Watch Your Language

    Young Americans have sex for the first time around age 17, but don’t marry until their mid-20s. It is not surprising then that 95% of Americans have sex before marriage. Which makes sex education hugely...   Read More

  • The Money in Mary Jane

    Hooch. Broccoli. Bud. Mary Jane. Santa Semilla. If it is not there already, legalized marijuana is coming to your neighborhood. It won’t be in a nickel bag, but rather packaged as a sparkling cherry tonic,...   Read More