Pew Research Center Apr. 2, 2007

Quick Cancer Vaccine Mandate Stirs Controversy

The new cervical cancer vaccine has ignited debate over teen sex, lobbying and the role of states in mandating vaccines as well as some medical concerns.

Pew Research Center Mar. 27, 2007

States Say No to Teen Tanning

Spurred by worries about skin cancer, Utah and Virginia have joined 25 other states in limiting underage access to bronzing beds

Internet & Tech Nov. 1, 2006

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.

Pew Research Center Sep. 6, 2006

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.

Pew Research Center Aug. 23, 2006

“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.

Pew Research Center Aug. 8, 2006

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.

May. 23, 2006

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.

Internet & Tech May. 2, 2006

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.

Apr. 25, 2006

In the Battle of the Bulge, More Soldiers Than Successes

Two in three are dieting or exercising, but most feel far from ideal weight.

Apr. 18, 2006

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.