Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. Miles Hoffman explains how an instrument designed for military bands became inextricably linked to jazz.
It's common for some clinics in rural America to consult medical specialists by video for difficult cases. Dartmouth is testing a robot that connects trainers to a neurologist who is miles away.
After a middle-aged slump, most folks in the U.S. and other wealthy countries report greater happiness. But in less well-off nations, people report a sharp, never-ending decline in satisfaction.
The rate of premature births in the United States has dropped to 11 percent, showing continued progress in preventing the risks of prematurity. But there are big disparities among the states.
Gov. Nathan Deal says changing how the state funds public schools will be a top priority in the coming year.
Activist Gregg Gonsalves issues a call to action in an essay in this week's New England Journal of Medicine: "Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola."
There are currently 13,042 confirmed or suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus in six countries, the World Health Organization says.