A woman exhaling after taking a hit from a Juul.
Some experts believe that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking cigarettes. But do they lead others, especially teens, to start? The question intensifies as teens take up Juul.
Cancer care for adults could be improved if caregivers provided the empathy they provide to children, the authors suggest.
Pediatric cancer is one of the cruelest of diseases, and caregivers develop special skills to help their patients. Research shows that caregivers for adults could learn some things from them.
Radical policy shifts are a hallmark of the Trump administration. On May 8, the president announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the international Iran nuclear deal.
Many presidents have radically changed US foreign policy. Truman created his own doctrine. Carter gave up the Panama Canal. But a presidential historian sees danger in Trump's decision-making style.
35,092 people died in crashes on U.S. roadways
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
A Kemp’s ridley hatchling makes its way to the water on Padre Island, Texas.
During sea turtle nesting season, scientists collect data and assess how turtles are doing. But they know less about how plastic pollution, fishing and warming oceans are affecting turtle numbers.
What will it take to finish polio off in the last three countries where it persists?
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Pakistan had only eight new diagnoses of polio in 2017. The virus' days look numbered – but health workers have their work cut out for them to eradicate the devastating disease once and for all.
A finished steel coil is marked with its information by a worker at a mill in Farrell, Pennsylvania.
President Trump's new tariffs suggest he doesn't understand why American steel and aluminum have been hurt in the first place.
Could the solution to a nuclear North Korea lie in arbitration?
Trump and Kim are due to meet this spring. But if these talks fail could international arbitration provide - as it has in the past - an alternative way out of the North Korean crisis?
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic.
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With many men 'missing' from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn't previously been open to them.
People have to pass road tests – so should self-driving cars.
There's a common, popular and well-studied method to ensure new technologies are safe and effective for public use – even if researchers don't fully understand how they work.
In this March 18, 2011 photo, Cassidy Hempel waved at hospital staff as she was being treated for a rare disorder. Her mother Chris, left, fought to gain permission for an experimental drug.
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Congress has sent a bill to the White House. It gives terminally-ill patients more false hope than chances for a cure.
A medical student examines a patient during daily rounds at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.
In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano talks to an oncology nurse at a hospital in Clackamas, Ore.
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Great strides have been made in cancer medicine over decades, but it's important not to forget the growing role that kindness and empathy play in good care.
Dick’s Sporting Goods presenting Team USA – including Olympic gymnast Simone Biles – a check for $236,000.
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Sexual abuse is a chronic condition that afflicts many other sports besides gymnastics.
The sun casts a shadow over the Capitol on Friday, Jan. 19.
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No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of the shutdown. But it will take the government longer to respond to public health crises.
Approximately 80 percent of all pharmaceuticals used by Americans are produced overseas.
Thanks to Hurricane Maria, some US hospitals are experiencing a saline shortage. In times of emergency, medical supply chains break down too easily.
Nonprofit boards should be more diverse than this group, but too often they’re not.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.
Author Tom Iliffe leads scientists on a cave dive.
Scientific fieldwork that happens underground and underwater in spectacular but dangerous caves opens a window on a largely unknown world.
Let your self-control gain momentum like a snowball rolling downhill.
Could your resolution resilience use a little scientific research to back it up? A new study suggests practice can help your self-control – but don't push it too far.
Using a store’s mobile app can affect in-store purchases.
As businesses' branded mobile apps become more common and popular, how are they affecting shoppers' buying habits?