By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Jun 05, 2013 03:10 PM EDT
Despite the suicides of a dozen Kentucky lawyers in the last three years, members of the legal profession continue to view depression and anxiety as commonplace.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 28, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday prevented Indiana from cutting off federal funds to abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
By James B. Kelleher | Dec 29, 2012 10:33 AM EST
Michigan governor signed into law new rules for abortion providers that supporters say will protect the health of pregnant women but critics say will shutter clinics and restrict access.
By Tom Heneghan | Nov 30, 2012 10:10 AM EST
Large majorities of west Europeans favor the legalization of assisted suicide, now allowed only in four countries on the continent.
By David Morgan | Nov 17, 2012 02:51 PM EST
Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
By David Morgan | Nov 16, 2012 10:00 AM EST
Lawmakers said they would alter the regulation of drug compounding pharmacies to prevent more crises like the recent meningitis outbreak.
By Deborah Charles & James B. Kelleher | Nov 16, 2012 09:36 AM EST
The federal government gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law.
By Nick Brown | Oct 24, 2012 11:39 AM EDT
Victims of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak are starting to sue the physicians and clinics that administered tainted steroid shots, and the success of the suits could hinge on whether judges decide the injections are subject to product liability or medical malpractice laws.
By Terry Baynes & Jonathan Stempel | Jun 12, 2012 07:32 AM EDT
The Supreme Court will soon consider whether police must get a warrant before forcing a suspected drunken driver to submit to a blood test, a case that could set a new legal standard for motorists' privacy.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 25, 2012 06:07 PM EDT
Denmark is tightening rules on sperm donation after a man, known only as "donor 7042" has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to at least five of the children he fathered after a screening test at a fertility clinic failed to detect the mutation.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 20, 2012 05:11 PM EDT
The asexual man who had surgically removed his penis and testicles and proceeded to cooked and served them up to diners at a Japanese restaurant has been charged with indecent exposure.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 17, 2012 01:38 PM EDT
A British woman who aborted her own baby within a week of its due date will spend eight years behind bars, the same as the average sentence for rape and longer than a manslaughter sentence.
By David Morgan | Sep 13, 2012 11:10 AM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admits she made a mistake during remarks in February that investigators say violated a federal law restricting the political activities of government employees.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 04, 2012 05:16 PM EDT
Even after the deaths of two children and the injuries of many more, a group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis say that if a proposed law requiring parental consent for an ancient circumcision ritual is enacted they will defy it.
By Carey Gillam | Aug 30, 2012 10:34 AM EDT
Two U.S. health and environment organizations sued the federal government on Wednesday for what the groups say is a failure to implement and enforce a new food safety law that could help prevent thousands of deaths caused by food-borne illnesses each year.