Wellness

Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception 

Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception 

The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law

Court won’t reinstate New York City’s big-soda ban

“We are pleased that the lower courts’ decisions were upheld,” the American Beverage Association said in a statement after the decision was handed down.

Checkered progress on disabled care despite ruling

Checkered progress on disabled care despite ruling

“It sucks and it’s sad and it’s depressing,” said Kaderli, who was paralyzed in a 2006 car crash. “I wish I was somewhere else every day.”

Beyond cure? Europe euthanasia rulings sear debate

Beyond cure? Europe euthanasia rulings sear debate

“There are no heroes here, no martyrs,” said the lawyer, Benoit Ducos-Ader.

Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case

“It’s an important case because it is extremely rare for scientists found to have committed fraud to be held accountable by the actual criminal justice system,” said Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, which tracks research misconduct.

What's behind different floral scents

What’s behind different floral scents

Flowers release their aromas to attract pollinators. As such, floral aromas might mimic countless other kinds of aromas, depending on just what creature a particular flower is trying to attract.

Doctors to parents: Start reading to kids early

The academy wants pediatricians to spread the message to parents of young children and to provide books to needy families.

Tobacco use still high in college ball, off field

Tobacco use still high in college ball, off field

“I enjoy the taste. It’s not like I’m addicted to it,” Sborz said.

Food safety a new frontier for legal pot

Food safety a new frontier for legal pot

The thriving edible marijuana industry In Colorado is preparing for new testing requirements — due to take in effect in October — to make sure the products are safe to eat and drink.

Specialists’ advice about concussions and sports

Safety gear is crucial for contact sports but there is no concussion-proof helmet.