By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
July 27, 2015 6 a.m.
In coming decades, doctors might be able to treat or prevent cataracts with eyedrops — all because of an unexpected discovery, revealed during a genetics study, about a molecule that helps make cholesterol in human cells.
SAN FRANCISCO — The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.
By DAVID CRARY, Associated Press
July 26, 2015 5:59 a.m.
NEW YORK — Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs’ world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family’s boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
July 25, 2015 2:33 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.
By MATTHEW CRAFT, Associated Press
July 24, 2015 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.
DENVER — A group of Colorado nuns is appealing a federal appellate court ruling that found that President Barack Obama's health care law adequately protects them from having to provide coverage of contraception for their employees, potentially setting up another combustible debate over birth control and religion in the midst of next year's presidential election.