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Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.
Lack of critical thinking skills has allowed the anti-science policies of Trump's administration and Congress to threaten the health and well-being of the country.
Those of us who care deeply about women's health and reproductive rights have plenty of reason for concern now that advocates of fake science are in positions of power and alternative facts have been weaponized by state legislatures.
President Trump's special Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis interim report details its recommendations for dealing with the epidemic.
If Trump or anyone with power in our government wanted to Make America Great Again, they would send a delegation to Alberta and copy everything they are doing.
A large part of the brain, the DMN system, lights up when political beliefs are challenged. It may be responsible for visceral responses to such challenges.
A study of post-war Bosnia provides insights into what helps (and what doesn't) when it comes to ensuring cooperation in diverse societies. The findings are highly relevant to the divisiveness in U.S. society today.
Prescription drug expenditures are nearly 20% of healthcare costs and are expected to increase more even as pending health insurance reform threatens coverage for millions.
Many mass shooters, including James Hodgkinson, the baseball field shooter, have a history of violence, particularly against women. This, not politics, likely fueled the horrific event in Virginia.