| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds.
For some time, researchers have suspected...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:39 PM
National parks from the Sierra Nevada to the Great Smoky Mountains are increasingly being fertilized by unwanted nutrients drifting through the air from agricultural operations, putting some of the country’s most treasured natural landscapes at risk...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Tammy Russo always loved to travel to far-flung corners: Morocco, Bhutan, Indonesia. But after her father was diagnosed with cancer, she channeled her wanderlust to destinations they could enjoy together: Italy, Greece, Sedona, Ariz.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There's a reason wine and spirits are stored in glass: purity of taste. Plastic (and, to a lesser degree, metal) can impart various "flavors" into the liquids it comes into contact with. But that's just one reason that glass is an increasingly popular...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Shari LePage has accepted that the "mini boxer" she purchased for $1,300 eight years ago from a local puppy store that specializes in teacup and toy puppies now weighs 61 pounds — not the 12 to 15 pounds she was told it would.
The Davie resident...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:48 PM
A federal jury awarded a combined $9 billion in punitive damages against Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. after it found that the drug makers did not disclose cancer risks for their diabetes medicine, Actos.
The jury in Lafayette,...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The flu vaccine for the 2013/2014 season is now widely available — at drug stores, doctors' offices, health clinics, and military facilities. Accordingly, government health professionals are urging the public not to delay getting protection...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:48 PM
For at least one Newport News shipyard retiree, parent company Huntington Ingalls' decision to drop Medicare-eligible retirees from the company's self-insured health plan, has had unexpected benefits.
Hampton resident Ashton Haywood initially...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE A-- State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, said Thursday that would not let the state impose the death penalty unless there was DNA evidence linking the accused to the crime.
“Over the past several years there has been a paradigm shift...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:30 PM
Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.
In a series of clinical trial results, a new...