By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:57
Argentina granted transgender 6-year-old Lulu a female identification card. She may be the youngest person in the world to legally change her gender identity.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Wed, 06/05/2013 - 15:10
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 | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:27
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday prevented Indiana from cutting off federal funds to abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
By Martin Grens | Sat, 12/29/2012 - 10:33
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 Martin Grens | Fri, 11/30/2012 - 10:10
Large majorities of west Europeans favor the legalization of assisted suicide, now allowed only in four countries on the continent.
By Martin Grens | Sat, 11/17/2012 - 14:51
Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
By Martin Grens | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:00
Lawmakers said they would alter the regulation of drug compounding pharmacies to prevent more crises like the recent meningitis outbreak.
By Martin Grens | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:36
The federal government gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law.
By Martin Grens | Wed, 10/24/2012 - 11:39
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 Christine Hsu | Tue, 09/25/2012 - 18:07
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 | Thu, 09/20/2012 - 17:11
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 Martin Grens | Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:10
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 | Tue, 09/04/2012 - 17:16
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 Martin Grens | Thu, 08/30/2012 - 10:34
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.