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The Boss Can Force You To Buy Company's Health Insurance

Under the federal health law, employers with 100 or more full-time workers can enroll them in the company plan without their say as long as the coverage is deemed affordable and adequate.

How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.

Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research

A dentist unearths documents detailing the sugar industry's influence over the National Institutes of Health's research agenda in the 1960s and 1970s. At issue: setting limits for sugar intake.

Happy World Plumbing Day! We Celebrate By Interviewing ... A Plumber

To mark this august occasion, we talk to Fred Schilling, a Florida master plumber who traveled to Haiti after the earthquake to help create a way to deliver clean water.

Veterans Choice Act Fails To Ease Travel Burdens For Vets In Need Of Care

Last year, Congress tried to make getting care for vets easier by giving them the option of going outside of VA facilities. Seems pretty simple, but making that rule work hasn't been all that easy.

States Aim To Restrict Medically Induced Abortions

One in four abortions is induced with medications rather than a surgical procedure. But the process faces a growing number of legal restrictions, including a law in Ohio.

Ireland Rushes To Ban Possession Of Several Hard Drugs

On Tuesday, an Irish court struck down part of the country's 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act. Officials say as a result, possessing some drugs, including ecstasy, is legal in Ireland. Selling them is not.

FDA Decision Signals New Competition For Some Of The Costliest Drugs

Drugs made from proteins or antibodies are difficult for rival manufacturers to copy. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a copycat drug for cancer patients that shows it can be done.

A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

Sometimes a different perspective can help you see a problem with fresh eyes. The problem to be solved in Gainesville, Fla.? A hot spot of poverty, child abuse and neglect.

Playing The Odds With Statins: Heart Disease Or Diabetes?

Doctors hand out cholesterol-lowering statins like breath mints, but like any drug they come with risks. Less heart disease, sure, a slightly higher risk of diabetes, too. So what's a person to do?