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Businesses Sue Government Over Birth Control Mandate

Religious groups were among the first to object to a requirement that employers' health plans provide free birth control. But some companies have also objected, saying the mandate violates their religious freedom, too.

Despite Billions In Aid, Many Haitians Still Live In Squalid Camps

Three years ago, a massive earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital city. Aid agencies from around the world pledged billions of dollars to help Haiti rebuild. But since then, many of the grand plans have fizzled, and some 350,000 Haitians still live in makeshift camps.

In The Battle Between Health And Taste, Why White Bread Still Wins

We know we need to eat more whole grains like whole-wheat bread, but white bread crust gives off chemicals that smell better to most of us. To combat this, manufacturers add sugar to whole-wheat foods, but this can make them less healthy.

CDC Says Flu Could Be Waning In Places, But Worst May Not Be Over

The flu season may be easing up in some parts of the country, but it's far too soon to let you guard down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says influenza infections ebb and flow unpredictably.

Getting A Handle On Why Fingers Wrinkle

Why do your fingers get pruney after a long water bath? Only a handful of researchers (ever) have looked into the finger-wrinkling experience. Reporting in the journal Biology Letters, researchers make the case for finger wrinkles as treads — wet wrinkled fingers seem to grip better than wet smooth ones.