A lack of sleep can increase the risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, diabetes and maybe even Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Yet most people with sleep disorders don't get treatment.
Former President Jimmy Carter regularly teaches Sunday school, and he's made it clear his cancer diagnosis won't change that. The small church he attends can't fit all who travel there to hear him.
David Vine's new book argues that the hundreds of U.S. bases in other countries come at a high cost, both at home and abroad. He suggests reducing such bases and increasing diplomatic engagement.
It's been 105 years since the rail tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey were built. But even as they show their wear and tear, politicians disagree on who should foot the bill to replace them.
Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand for the drug isn't dropping. Towns across the U.S. are grappling with the deadly epidemic — including a once-idyllic town in Ohio.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, drew big crowds again this weekend, but they may not be the right kind of crowd if he hopes to win South Carolina's primary.
In 1998, Ben Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean. The 47-year-old athlete is planning another historic plunge — this time swimming across the ocean on the other side of the country.
Only one percent of Italians have celiac disease, similar to the rest of the world. But since gluten is everywhere, there's high public awareness about it and more than 4,000 gluten-free eateries.
The number of people sleeping in New York's shelters has been slow to fall after hitting a record high of 59,000 last year. Advocates for the homeless say more New Yorkers are living on the streets.
Early experiments in isolating inmates took place at a Philadelphia prison in the 1800s. Though discredited as cruel, the practice was later revived nationwide during the drug war.