Florida’s public schools will now require its students to attend mandatory mental health classes, starting in the 6th grade, following a vote Wednesday by the state’s Board of Education. The new requirement means students will receive at least five hours of mental health classes each year until the...
Comedian Steve Way joins Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss his hit Hulu show “Ramy,” and which 2020 candidates are best on disability policy.
In a home video from my 12th birthday, my family is seen celebrating at a pizza place in the hour between Hebrew School and my violin lesson. My father, holding an enormous, shoulder-mounted video camera, has zoomed in on my chocolate birthday cake. As the camera pans up to...
GENEVA — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations...
We’re all well aware that getting a good night’s sleep can do wonders for our overall health and well-being. It can make you more alert and more creative. It can strengthen your heart, your mind and your mood. It’s no wonder people have become obsessed with tracking their...
A first-of-its-kind study underway in California and Washington state could pave the way for the Food and Drug Administration to make mifepristone, the most widely used abortion drug in the United States, available at pharmacies. Today, mifepristone is only available at abortion clinics, doctor’s offices or hospitals, from providers...
Actor Steve Way, who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, is frankly terrified at the prospect of four more years of Donald Trump. Still, the foul-mouthed comedian and star of the hit Hulu show “Ramy” is hopeful that more ideologically radical Democratic presidential candidates will help change things positively for...
France’s famous Louvre Museum has reportedly scrubbed the Sackler family’s name from its walls, in effect removing any physical trace of its ties to the billionaire family that owns opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma. The art philanthropist family’s name was quietly removed from a major wing devoted to eastern antiquities...
For decades, researchers and parents have searched for clues about what causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which now affects about 1 out of every 59 children in the United States.Now, a sweeping new study looking at more than 2 million people from five countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Israel...
When a doctor recommended that Aidan Zingler undergo gender reassignment surgery, the 27-year-old hoped it would mean the end of a lifetime of anguish. A science fiction writer living in Des Moines, Iowa, Zingler was born into a female body, which caused increasing torment as the years passed. When...