RSS Feed

Abortion Debate Likely To Heat Up In 2012

Dozens of abortion restrictions passed in the states during 2011 — nearly a record since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. This year, anti-abortion groups say they'll focus on bills that would ban abortions at 20 weeks, limit insurance coverage and grant constitutional rights to embryos.

Massage Eases Inflammation In Worn-Out Muscles

Massage make muscles feel better after exercise by fighting inflammation, say researchers who tested the effects of massage at the cellular level.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Tables Request To Reclassify Marijuana

A bill that would have formally called on the fed to reconsider marijuana's classification as a Schedule II drug has been tabled in Virginia's House.


What Heals The World? Soup, Made By Moms

The food we cook to nurture the sick is remarkably similar across cultures. When the sniffles hit, we crave gentle foods like chicken soup and gruel.

Birth Control Pill Mix-Up Leads To Pfizer Recall

Pfizer is recalling 1 million packages of oral contraceptives because of errors in the order or types of pills. The mistakes could leave women at risk for unintended pregnancy.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Wins Approval

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug that treats cystic fibrosis by addressing an underlying cause of the disease. But the medicine, called Kalydeco, will cost nearly $300,000 a year.