After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth's children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation led by University of Massachusetts Amherst injury prevention researcher Jennifer Whitehill.
Countries that relax regulations for regenerative medicines, like stem cell 'treatments', could be causing a downward spiral in international standards.
Keck School of Medicine of USC analysis of resource line calls identifies financial abuse of older adults by family members as more common than scams by strangers
A new study shows how one state's surgeons reduced the number of opioids they prescribed to thousands of patients -- without causing patients to feel more pain or less satisfied with their surgical experience.
Transnational environmental crime -- wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, dumping hazardous waste and more -- takes an estimated $91 to $259 billion bite out of the global economy and has strong ties to organized crime finance, says a new study from Michigan State University and published in Nature Sustainability.
Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America -- particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York.
Criminologist Dr. Michael Mills challenges the traditional view that US 'preppers' are motivated by extreme right-wing or apocalyptic views.
A new test developed by the University of Stirling could help police to determine when criminals or witnesses are lying about their knowledge of a person's identity.
A new Economic Inquiry study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths.
In the wake of the US government ordering the Chinese artificial intelligence company, iCarbonX, to divest its majority ownership stake in the Cambridge, Mass.-based company PatientsLikeMe, Eric Topol, MD, of Scripps Research, has co-written a commentary arguing for more, not less, collaboration between China and the US on artificial intelligence (AI) development.