In symbolic move, HHS finds California law violated federal conscience protections

A California state law requiring pregnancy centers to provide women with abortion information was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, making the first action by the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division largely symbolic. Health

FDA restarts some food, drug inspections halted by shutdown

Hundreds of FDA food inspectors will return to work as soon as Tuesday to resume inspections of facilities that handle “high-risk” foods, drugs and devices. Health

Largest study of American twins traces influence of genes and environment on disease

The study examined 560 conditions in twins and found that 40 percent were influenced by genes, while 25 percent were influenced by sharing an environment. Health

‘We had no idea she was pregnant’: 911 call details woman giving birth in vegetative state

The baby was not breathing and turning blue, the nurse told the 911 dispatcher. “We are not prepared for this.” Health

Flu has sickened about 7 million in the U.S. so far, and half needed medical care

CDC releases estimates of influenza illness for the first time during flu season (instead of after) to underscore the importance of getting vaccinated. Health