Even though wait times for COVID test results have dropped in the United States, they still don't come back fast enough to be useful for contact tracing.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: covid-19 united-states featured health-and-medicine medical-tests trends
While the number of college-age young adults drinking has fallen, the number using marijuana, or both marijuana and alcohol, is up, researchers say.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: alcohol marijuana united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students trends substance-abuse
The pandemic has worsened the gender gap among dual-earner parents. Moms have less time to work, but dads tend to clock a full 40-hour week.
July 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 parents gender jobs families featured society-and-culture trends
Just 14% of Americans say they are "very happy" even though 80% say they're feeling OK about their family's finances, a new survey on happiness finds.
June 17, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 money united-states emotions happiness society-and-culture health-and-medicine trends
We know alarmingly little about a third of the chemicals produced and sold around the world, a new estimate of "chemical diversity" highlights.
Feb. 17, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: business global-trade science-and-technology health-and-medicine trends
Political polarization in the US has gotten worse over the last four decades at a faster rate than in other major democracies, researchers find.
Jan. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: politics journalism religion united-states emotions society-and-culture trends race-and-ethnicity
Head and neck injuries related to phone distraction are on the rise, researchers report. They found a couple notable spikes in the last 20 years, too.
Dec. 6, 2019 • ~2 min
Tags: mobile-devices health-and-medicine injuries trends driving
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