Some U.S. service members may now collect damages for medical malpractice.
For more than half a century, service members who got hurt while on active duty but not in combat – like being hit by a jeep while on base – could never sue for damages. That's now changed – a bit.
Harvey Weinstein leaves the court after prosecutors completed their closing argument in his rape trial on Feb. 14, 2020.
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Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
House Democrats have more tools up their sleeves than impeachment alone.
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The Constitution provides Congress with plenty of tools to hold the White House to account. So what moves does the legislative branch have left?
Punta Ventana, a popular tourist attraction near Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, before and after the Jan. 6 earthquake.
Puerto Rico was once home to about 110,000 Taínos, an indigenous people decimated by the Spanish conquest. Their ancient homeland was located in the area hit hard by recent earthquakes.
The tab for enrolling your child can cost $6,000 a month or more.
As many as 100,000 US adolescents currently spend at least part of the year in these therapeutic or disciplinary programs.
Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys.
When it comes to exercise, there's no month like January, when resolutions kick into gear and call us to the gym. And while physical activity is good, you can injure yourself by overdoing.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., during debate over rules for the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, Jan. 21, 2020.
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Certain words are being used over and over during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. One of them is 'precedent.' What does it really mean?
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), with Rep. Marc Pocan (D.-Wis.) behind her, speaks Jan. 8, 2020 at the Capitol.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who spent four years in a refugee camp, was recently criticized for saying that talk about war makes her feel anxious. A trauma psychiatrist explains the effects of PTSD.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., signs the oath book after being sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
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As the Trump impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, the 100 lawmakers there are required by law to abide by a special oath.
Congress and President Trump are engaged in a power struggle that historically has been avoided by the courts.
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President Trump refuses to provide information to lawmakers in the impeachment inquiry. But courts have been reluctant to take such cases for fear of upsetting the government's balance of power.
Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and Foreign Service officer George Kent are sworn in before the House Intelligence Committee during the first public impeachment hearing.
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The first day of public impeachment testimony was defined, in part, by strongly worded statements from Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes.
Xanax, sold generically as alprazolam, is a popular drug to treat anxiety – and to sell on the street.
Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US. They are meant to be used only short-term, but thousands use them long-term. That's a big worry.
Could using the guillotine be more humane than execution by lethal injection?
Many recent executions in the US by lethal injections have resulted in prolonged suffering before death. A historian asks: Could the guillotine be a preferable method?
‘Trump,’ says one of Europe’s leading right-wing figures, ‘has given me back the belief in the other America that I never had.’
The U.S. under Trump is no longer seen as the enemy by Europe's New Right, who are the ideological descendants of the original fascists. With Trump's rise, they have a new hero in an unexpected place.
The math behind the movement.
A new project for Detroit middle and high schoolers combines athletics and mathematical concepts.
Female sex offenders may not receive as much public attention or scorn as male sex offenders.
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Between 1% and 9% of sex offenders are female. Many are 'co-offenders,' recruiting and manipulating victims for others.
Gloria Garces of El Paso grieves before crosses, flags and flowers Aug. 6, 2019 to commemorate those killed at a mall in El Paso.
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In the wake of yet more mass murders, people want answers. Some questions that arise about the tragedies relate to mental illness. A psychiatrist answers three here.
Pres. Trump speaking on Aug. 5, 2019 about the mass shootings in El Paso, Tex. and Dayton, Ohio.
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President Trump called for better identification of people with mental illness as a way to stop gun violence and mass shootings. A psychiatrist offers his take on the president's stance.
Collective bargaining isn’t enough to revive labor unions.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Howard Stern talks about trauma in his recently released book.
Childhood trauma is far more pervasive and injurious than many people know. Its effects last long into adulthood, if left untreated. A trauma psychiatrist unpacks its effects on the developing brain.