By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2014 6:44 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception, yet a new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69 percent of Americans in favor of the mandate.
NEW YORK — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning in 2011 shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include: