Abandoning ‘the politics of negativity’

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Kasich speaks to reporters after day of raucous protests against Trump April 29 2016, 7:07 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here’s a quick…

Long after brain trauma, sleep problems persist

At least 18 months after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, first-time concussion victims continue to need more sleep and to suffer more daytime sleepiness than do healthy people, says new research. But even as they run higher risks of such injuries as vehicle crashes, sufferers routinely underestimate…

U.S. suicides have soared since 1999, CDC report says

Driven by stark increases in the numbers of white women and Native Americans who are intentionally killing themselves, suicide rates in the United States jumped 24% in the years between 1999 and 2014, says a new government report.

Following a slow-but-steady rise in suicides from 2009, the yearly…