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Mark Cuban Launches Online Pharmacy, Promises Lowest Prices on Lifesaving Prescriptions

An estimated 18 million U.S. adults are unable to pay for doctor-prescribed medications.

Amanda Breen

Ukraine got a signed commitment in 1994 to ensure its security – but can the US and allies stop Putin's aggression now?

As Russia threatens to invade Ukraine, Ukrainians wonder about the worth of a 1994 agreement signed by Russia, the US and the UK, who promised to protect the newly independent...

Lee Feinstein

The sunsetting of the child tax credit expansion could leave many families without enough food on the table

The 2021 child tax credit expansion helped lift millions of families with children out of hunger. After those payments ended in December 2021, those families may again face food insufficiency.

Paul Shafer

Conflicts between nursing home residents are often chalked up to dementia – the real problem is inadequate care and neglect

Research shows that violence between patients is prevalent, often overlooked and largely unaddressed.

Eilon Caspi

Alpha then delta and now omicron – 6 questions answered as COVID-19 cases once again surge across the globe

People are buzzing with questions about the omicron variant and whether it could help usher in herd immunity. A team of virologists deciphers the latest findings.

Sara Sawyer

About 1 in 3 child care workers are going hungry

Child care workers are at the center of the food insecurity crisis in America. In 2020, nearly one-third of them were food insecure.

How the Biden administration is making gains in an uphill battle against Russian hackers

The US has made a dent in Russian cyber criminal gangs. But tensions with Russia and the shadowy nature of hacking keep the threat level high.

Scott Jasper

What is bioengineered food? An agriculture expert explains

There’s a new label on many US food products – here’s what it means and who pushed to add it.

Kathleen Merrigan

5 things to know about why Russia might invade Ukraine – and why the US is involved

Russia appears inching closer to invading Ukraine, despite warnings from the US and other Western powers. Here are a few key ideas to help better understand what led to this...

These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works

Klaus Lackner is finding new ways to cut the technology’s high costs and energy demand, and he’s about to launch the first ‘mechanical tree.’

Klaus Lackner