What do we really know about homelessness in the U.S.?
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.
The US suicide rate rose 30.4 percent between 1999 and 2015.
Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
Plaintiff Mark Janus, right, leaves the the Supreme Court Wednesday.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The Supreme Court's Janus ruling extends strong protection to the First Amendment 'right of silence' and continues their trend of expanding First Amendment rights, often at the behest of conservatives.
Protesters awaiting the Supreme Court decision.
REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan
The Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to post signs with information about family planning services.
Your phone knows where you’ve been.
People's most private information isn't on paper locked in desks anymore – it's online, stored on corporate servers. The Supreme Court now says some privacy protections cover that data.
Instructor Sensei Giuseppe of Kids Kicking Cancer Italy, teaching a young cancer patient in Bergamo, Italy, on June 6, 2018.
Elimelech Goldberg/Kids Kicking Cancer Italy
Children with cancer often experience terrible pain. Adults who treat them are determined to lessen their suffering. Can the lessons from helping kids with cancer pain inform treatment for adults in pain?
Black men occupy a disproportionate share of prison cells in the U.S.
Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Europe’s digital-data regulations are having ripple effects around the world.
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Children are often sad when separated from their parents for a short time, but the effects are pronounced if the separation is long.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
Two refugee children play at Tolan Park, a research and treatment center in Detroit, the site of the author’s research.
David Dalton/Wayne State University
In the seven years since civil war erupted in Syria, refugees have fled the violence and destruction. But starting over in a new country after such experiences is much harder than it may seem.
All bottled water comes from somewhere.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
The justices have previously ruled that the government cannot compel people to speak its message or associate with ideas they do not hold.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
Mariah Carey in Inglewood, Calif. on March 24, 2018.
AP Photo/Jordan Strauss
Bipolar disorder is an often misunderstood psychiatric illness. An expert defines it and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
A sign comparing Trump to Hitler at the Women’s March in Seattle, in January 2018.
Whenever we apply that political or moral comparison, we set the bar for inhumanity as high as possible. Should the abyss of World War II really be the main measure for all things political?
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School visiting the Florida Legislature on Feb. 21, 2018, to discuss gun control and mental illness.
AP Photo/Gerald Strong
When mass shootings occur, some people insist the focus should be on mental illness, not gun control. A psychiatrist explains how that view misses the mark.
The Supreme Court overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
A legal scholar looks at the new and narrowed definition of bribery by the US Supreme Court. In the future, will politicians doing favors for donors and friends ever be prosecuted for corruption?
Anxiety and depression are the top reasons that college students seek counseling, a new report shows.
On the heels of a new report that shows depression and anxiety are the top reasons college students seek counseling, a psychiatry professor lists a variety of factors behind the trend.
A CDC scientist measures the amount of H7N9 avian flu virus grown in a lab.
James Gathany/CDC/Handout via REUTERS
Science has come a long way in the 100 years since the worst flu pandemic in history. But that doesn't mean that the country is ready for another health disaster.
Though Chief Wahoo won’t appear on uniforms, there’s no reason to think that the mascot won’t endure on signs, clothing and memorabilia.
Arturo Pardavila III
Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Members of the Grand Rapids League of Women Voters organized a city get-out-the-vote parade in 1924.
Grand Rapids Herald, Sept. 9, 1924. Image courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library.
Today's women's movement can succeed if organizers learn from the past.