While the U.S. Supreme Court this week upheld an Indiana abortion law that requires aborted fetuses to be disposed of in the same way as human remains. The justices declined to uphold a second provision, which would prevent a woman in Indiana from having an abortion based on the fetus’sRead More →

The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger said it would be “very difficult” to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s controversial fetal abortion ban takes effect, according to the Reuters news agency. He also added “many people” employed by the media giant likely would object to working in theRead More →

Tobacco and e-cigarette companies are paying so-called social media influencers — quasi-celebrities with large followings — to promote and market their products directly to young people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, according to a letter from more than 100 public health and tobacco-free organizations.  The Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsRead More →

Los Angeles — The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought.Read More →

An unvaccinated teen who was banned from school during a chickenpox outbreak now has chickenpox himself, his lawyer says. Jerome Kunkel was not allowed to attend school for at least two weeks when 30 people came down with the virus. In April, he sued the health department because he wasRead More →

Millions of Americans suffer from insomnia, and many of them depend on sleep medications to get them through the night. Federal health officials have warned for years about the possible side effects, and now they’ve issued their strongest warning so far. The FDA ordered that several popular types of prescriptionRead More →