The House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill Friday that would increase National Institutes of Health funding and ease rules for the approval of new drugs. But the Senate may not go along.
The rules have been altered following cases where patients killed themselves, saying they couldn't bear the pain and couldn't get painkillers. But advocates say the changes haven't gone far enough.
Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between the World and Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.
This election has been called the "selfie election." It turns out there's an art to the political selfie. And with this many candidates running for president, they are in need of some advice.
As Greeks argue about how their troubled country should reform, the debate has often turned personal and nationalistic. Some people are even accusing each other of treason.
Wild bees are some of nature's busiest pollinators of crops and flowers. But new evidence suggests a warming climate is squeezing the bounds of where bumblebees can live.
For 25 years, attorney Mary Bonauto and activist Evan Wolfson helped shape the gay marriage movement. They discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling, which represented the culmination of their efforts.
The state's high court ruled that gun dealers must exercise the "highest stand of reasonable care" to keep weapons away from felons.
The global middle class is growing ... but slowly. (A lot of the credit goes to China.) And more than 70 percent of the world's population still falls below what would be considered "middle" income.
Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.