November 19, 2021
The opioid crisis started with over-prescribing of prescription painkillers and shifted to more dangerous illegal substances including heroin and fentanyl.
October 25, 2021
Continued usage of lead water pipes and remaining leaded fuels raise the risks of infant mortality, lower fertility rates, and cognitive difficulties.
July 21, 2021
Research finds that expanding Medicaid lowers mortality and does not significantly raise state expenditures. The extra federal dollars stimulate state economies.
May 17, 2021
The Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States led to reduced births in the U.S., with larger reductions in some regions and demographic groups. As a result, it altered the pattern of living circumstances and subsequent life outcomes of the population of children born after abortion became legal.
November 20, 2020
A repeal of Roe v. Wade could lower abortion rates and raise birth rates. It could also lower preventive care and impose financial costs on households.