Here are today's top stories on the wellness beat, compiled with the health and safety of your family in mind.

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Physical health

Bracing for a food fight: High tech vs. slow food, National Geographic

Why do employers require drug testing during hiring?, The Atlantic

And then there were five: Doctors are trying to recruit the immune system to help with the war on cancer, The Economist

Mental well-being

Pregnant women with depression face tough choices, no easy answers, NPR

What if people with autism are actually hyperfunctional?, Time

Why you shouldn't blame yourself for binge eating, The Washington Post

Spiritual wholeness

Religious leaders urge U.S. to fund abortions for rape victims in conflicts abroad, The New York Times

Is this the secret to living longer?, BBC

We're meditating all wrong, says 'Buddha from Brooklyn,' Religion News Service

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