Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks
The Justice Department’s challenge of the constitutionality of major parts of the law imperils popular protections for people with pre-existing...
How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis
The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are emblematic of a persistent and growing threat in the United States.
Can One Suicide Lead to Others?
Suicides can occur in clusters, researchers have found, and high-profile examples may lead to similar acts among those who are already...
Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s
Not all volcanoes are created equal: Some types pose a far greater hazard to life than others.
You’d Need 63 Billion Years to Do What This Supercomputer Can Do in a Second
Summit, a supercomputer built in the United States for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is taking the lead from China for the title of world’s...
Homer A. Neal, Leader in Physics Who Explored Matter, Dies at 75
Dr. Neal became a particle physicist when few African-Americans entered the field; he went on to lead two large University of Michigan research teams.
Texas Man’s Near-Fatal Lesson: A Decapitated Snake Can Still Bite
A man survived after a rattlesnake’s severed head sank its fangs into his hand. “There’s not a lot of education out there about what you’re...
What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed
There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from...
Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’
The identification of organic molecules in rocks on the red planet does not necessarily point to life there, past or present, but does indicate...
Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy Due Date and Preterm Birth
The test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it could help prevent deaths of babies born prematurely.
Suicide Is Increasingly Common in the U.S.
Since 1999, suicide rates have risen in almost every state, often by as much as 30 percent, health officials reported.
The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A.
The agency has decided that it will not look at air, water or ground contaminants when it determines the health and safety risks of potentially...