News bites: Stem cell scare, ideological judges, and more

An Oklahoma state senator wants to outlaw the use of embryonic stem cells in food research, NPR reports.

Most Americans — almost 6 in 10 — believe the Supreme Court justices will rely more on ideology than a legal analysis of the healthcare law's individual mandate in their ruling, Kaiser Health News reports.

Pregnant women who eat a diet high in animal fat have an increased risk for gestational diabetes, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is petitioning the U.S. 5th Circuit Court for a new hearing on the state's ultrasound law.

The United States doesn't conduct a lot of research on unnecessary healthcare, NPR and Kaiser Health News report.