The death rate for middle-aged white men and women has been increasing over the past few years, researchers found.
A new Rutgers study found that long-term unemployed Americans are still struggling to find a job.
The majority of Americans reported worrying about medical costs, a new survey released by Bankrate.com found.
In a new report, researchers believe that obstetricians could be influenced by money to promote C-sections for patients who are not doctors.
Researchers report that mothers with a particular gene tend to turn to harsher parenting skills during tough economic times.
Economists reported in their paper that smokers earned 20 percent less than nonsmokers.
Researchers found that for poor, single mothers, the inability to purchase diapers could take a toll on their mental health.
A recent survey found that smokers were willing to skip giving presents and toys to children in order to continue buying cigarettes.
The CDC reports that suicide rates for middle aged Americans have soared over the past decade.
Harvard Medical School announced its plans on shutting down its primate research laboratory due to financial reasons. Nearly 2,000 primates will be relocated within the next two years.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.