Seeking Health Online
Most of the millions of Americans who turn to the web for health information are pleased by what they find — though few check the quality of the information.
Emergency Contraception and Moral Misgivings
The FDA’s recent decision to let women over age 18 buy the morning-after pill without a doctor’s prescription won’t end heated disputes in state capitols over emergency contraception and thrusts pharmacists – more than ever – into the middle of the fray.
“Remedy” Ads May be Hazardous to Your Health
Find out why it might make sense to put health warnings on self-improvement ads. And learn what happens to companies whose CEO’s are narcissists.
Male Lefties Have More of the Right Stuff
College-educated left-handed men earn 21% more than male righties with college diplomas. But there’s no wage differential between left and right handed women. Go figure. Also, find out why 2002 was an off year for girl babies in Korea.
Gambling: As the Take Rises, So Does Public Concern
A new study from the Pew Research Center finds a modest backlash in attitudes toward legalized gambling, even as the public is spending more money on more forms of legal gambling.
Finding Answers Online In Sickness and In Health
Americans rely on the internet for important health information now more than ever and many say it’s their most important source of help when illness strikes.
In the Battle of the Bulge, More Soldiers Than Successes
Two in three are dieting or exercising, but most feel far from ideal weight.
Eating More; Enjoying Less
Just 39% of adults say they enjoy eating “a great deal,” down from 48% in 1989 – with a bigger decline among those who consider themselves overweight than among those who consider themselves just about the right weight.
Americans See Weight Problems Everywhere But In the Mirror
Americans think the nation’s waistline is expanding and they consider this a serious problem. But when it comes to weighing themselves, they seem to use a different scale.
A Barometer of Modern Morals
Cheating on your taxes, cheating on your spouse and other questions of right and wrong