Europe’s highest court ruled obesity “can constitute a disability” under the European Union equality at work legislation, meaning that European employers must treat overweight workers as “disabled.”
Though some analysts said Obamacare had faded somewhat as a campaign issue in this year’s midterms, data show that health care was the focus of more than a third of Republican-sponsored U.S. Senate general election broadcast spots this year.
Obamacare critics who took the administration all the way to the Supreme Court over the law’s subsidies have sued once again — this time, because it says federal officials are “stonewalling” its request for public records about how it developed the overhaul’s health exchanges.
A Republican lawmaker and father of five, Rick Brattin, has raised some fellow Missouri eyebrows with a proposal that would force pregnant women to obtain a signed consent from the fathers of their babies before getting abortions.
The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached an even 6,900 in the three most-affected countries in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, the same day the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and a U.S. senator kicked off tours of the devastated region.