Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.
Secretly-recorded videos have reopened the fight over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. We examine new hurdles for the organization, the political response and the latest in the battle over abortion rights in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control reported the number of Americans who died from heroin overdoses quadrupled in the decade ending in 2013. We look at what's behind the nation's surge in heroin addiction and what some communities are doing to fight back.
More than 4,000 scientists from around the world meet in Washington, D.C. this week to share the latest research on diagnosing, treating and preventing Alzheimer's. We look at new findings on the role of race, gender and a sedentary life style.
Author Stephen Petranek says within the next 20 years humans will live on Mars. The race to get there, how to make it habitable and other big questions about traveling to and living on this next frontier.
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