July 2009 Headlines

Safeway Employees Get Fit, Cut Healthcare Costs

What if Americans had a state-of-the-art gym at their job? For employees of the grocery store chain Safeway Inc., this is a reality.

Many Doctors Fear Gov't Takeover of Health Care

Thousands of doctors, including members of prestigious medical organizations like the American Medical Association, are speaking out against President Obama's healthcare reform bill.

Vaccines: Injecting Wellness and Skepticism

The start of the new school year is upon us, and that means it's time to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their shots.

Cancer Risks Exposed for Tanning Beds

The pursuit of that summer glow could lead to cancer in the long run according to new research from international cancer experts Wednesday.

Endeavor Lands Safely, Objectives Met

Space shuttle Endeavor safely landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:48 a.m. EDT, Friday.

Report: Obesity Will Expand Healthcare Costs

Some health economists are telling Congress -- address obesity or give up on reining in rising health care costs.

Overfishing Easing in Some Areas

Crabcakes and fish sticks won't be disappearing after all, according to an update that says the tide is turning, at least in some areas.

Scientists: Organic Foods Not Healthier in Nutrition

Organic foods hold the same nutritional value as ordinary foods, according to research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

CDC Lists Priority Groups for Swine Flu Vaccination

Health officials are deciding who will be at the front of the line to get the swine flu vaccine this Fall.

Pregnant Women More Vulnerable to Swine Flu

The Centers for Disease Control have identified groups who are most vulnerable to the swine flu virus and are recommending they be vaccinated first.

Study Links Abortion to Cancer

Turkish researchers say they've proven the connection between abortion and an increased risk of developing cancer.

Summer Camps Beware: Swine Flu Cases Spread

Cases of H1N1, as it is technically called, are popping up at camps all over the country.

Hubble Image Shows Debris from Jupiter Collision

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is offering a glimpse of atmospheric debris from an object that plunged into Jupiter in a rare collision with the planet.

Swine Flu Could Hit up to 40 Percent in U.S.

In a disturbing new projection, health officials say up to 40 percent of Americans could get swine flu this year and next.

Communion on the Moon: Can Science, Religion Co-Exist?

So often, science and faith are pitted against one another, but 40 years ago, astronaut Buzz Aldrin showed just how the two can co-exist.

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Lettuce Recall

About 22,000 cartons of lettuce distributed by a Salinas, Calif., company are being pulled from store shelves across the nation after tests came back positive for salmonella.

Scientists Find Alternative to Embryonic Stem Cells

Teams of Chinese scientists managed to produce 27 live mice from stem cells taken from the skin tissue of adult mice and then reprogrammed.

British Churches Adapt Rituals, Swine Flu Spreads

More cases of the swine flu have some churches in England changing the way Communion is served to help prevent the virus from spreading.

Moon Walking: America Remembers Apollo 11

Forty years ago this month, Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins rocketed to history with the first successful mission to the moon.

Mysterious Scar Found on Jupiter's Surface

An image showing a large scar on the surface of planet Jupiter has members of NASA scratching their heads.

U.S.: 160M Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine in Oct.

The U.S. expects to have 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine available sometime in October, even though manufacturers worldwide are having serious trouble brewing the shots.

New Swine Flu Vaccine Brewing

Attention is shifting to the world's five leading flu vaccine makers.

Swine Flu Vaccine Human Trial Underway

Researchers have started the first human trial for a new swine flu vaccine, recruiting volunteers worldwide to test whether the formula protects against the rampant virus.

Century's Longest Solar Eclipse Shadows Asia

Millions of Asians turned their eyes skyward for the longest solar eclipse of the century just after dawn on Wednesday.

Slides + Summer Heat = Burn Risk for Playing Kids

More than 200,000 kids in the U.S. suffer serious playground injuries each year -- many of which include burns.

New Study: Babies Form Memories in the Womb

New scientific research reveals babies can form simple memories while they are still in the womb.

Forty Years Later: Moon Landing Video Cleaned Up

Just in time for Monday's 40th anniversary of the moon landing, NASA has unveiled their attempt for future generations to have a clearer picture of that historic moment.

Apollo 11 Crew: Moon Less Interesting Than Mars

The first astronauts to walk on the moon want President Barack Obama to aim for a new destination: Mars.

Spacewalk: Astronauts Embark on First Outing

Two astronauts ventured out on the first spacewalk of Endeavour's space station visit Saturday to help install a porch on Japan's expansive lab.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Closes in on Space Station

Space shuttle Endeavour is closing in on the international space station following a two-day chase.

NASA Inspects Shuttle Endeavor For Damage

NASA is inspecting the space shuttle Endeavor after some foam insulation fell away from the spacecraft during Wednesday evening's lift-off.

No Exercise Needed with New Diet Shot

People struggling to lose weight without dieting and exercising may be able to do it soon by using a new "diet shot," scientists told ABC News.

Space Shuttle Blasts Off After Month's Delay

Space shuttle Endeavour and seven astronauts are on their way to the international space station.

Storms Delay Shuttle for Fifth Time

Thunderstorms once again forced NASA to call off the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Monday, the fifth delay for the space station construction mission.

More Storms Threaten Shuttle Launch Attempt

Stormy weather delayed Monday evening's scheduled liftoff of NASA's shuttle launch, once again.

Government-run Health Care: Can it Work?

With congressional discussion of nationalized health care geared up, the public is weighing what to think about such proposals.

'Abortion Pill' Used in a Quarter of U.S. Abortions

Some are predicting the percentage of "medical abortions" will increase even more because of the new study in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.

Swine Flu Shots May Begin in October

The Obama administration says vaccinations against swine flu are likely and probably will begin in mid-October.

Google's Operating System to take on Microsoft

Google Inc. is working on a new operating system for inexpensive computers in a daring attempt to take on Microsoft.

Faith Leaders Rally for Moral Tone in Health Care

Faith leaders gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to talk about how to keep the moral drumbeat alive in the health care debate.

Stronger Food Safety Standards Ahead

New safety standards aimed at reducing salmonella and E. coli outbreaks are part of a government effort to try to make food safer to eat.

Gov't Issues Rules for Stem Cell Research

The U.S. government is creating a master list to show which embryonic stems cells qualify for taxpayer-funded research.

UK Sends Warning on Swine Flu Strategy

The United Kingdom's health minister said his country must re-vamp his strategy against the swine flu.

Darwinists Go after Creationists, ID Advocates

What's disturbing many creationists is how actively Darwinists are trying to rip down those who believe in a Creator.

Dozens Sick in Connection with E. Coli in Beef

Several people have been hospitalized in connection with a possible E. coli outbreak in beef.

Mississippi Still Fattest but Alabama Closing In

Mississippi is still king of cellulite, but an ominous tide is rolling toward the Medicare doctors in neighboring Alabama.

NASA Pitches Cheaper Return-to-Moon Plan

NASA has pulled out of its back pocket a deal for a cheaper ride to the moon.