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A photo taken of two young girls playing on the Vietnam Women's Memorialhas sparked outrage online, particularly among veterans.
The picture appeared …Kids
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a wildly expensive campaign against e-cigarettes because… well, I can’t really work out their logic, but the sickly aroma of liberal puritanism is unmistakeable. The medical arguments are risible. The Wall Street Journal reports:
As a nurse and manager of the only medical office in Austin, Ind., Jeanni McCarty finds herself at the heart of the state’s worst-ever outbreak of HIV, so bad that on Thursday the governor declared a heath emergency.
McCarty, 42, grew up in Austin, but she scarcely recognizes it now.
“It’s not what …Medicine
President Uhuru Kenyatta has apologised "for all the past wrongs" that have afflicted Kenyans.
Uhuru said he was seeking forgiveness from all Kenyans, …
Legal drugs such as OxyContin now kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. While awareness of the dangers of illegal drugs has increased, …
Bebop was well known as a jazz style by 1950, but it had also become associated with rhythm and blues in songs like Lionel …Record Labels
A North Vancouver cancer patient is furious he's been told he could face a four-week wait for treatment - even though the BC Cancer agency says …Pacific Northwest
The men's treadmill tests measured fitness level by slowly stepping up speed and grade until the point they wanted to stop.
For specific types of …
The Herald, 27 March 2015
A HARARE magistrate yesterday sentenced the two touts who indecently assaulted a woman at Simon Vengai Muzenda (formerly …News (South Africa)
Angel was nine months old when she fell off the edge and drowned. Filthy, 6ft-deep water surrounds her family home and is visible through gaps in its crooked floorboards, which bend precariously underfoot. About 30 grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, teenagers and young children are crammed …Africa
Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that’s exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother.
Adam got his haircut on March 8. …Military
It is common for patients to arrive at Dr Kasauli Mahmoud Zinda’s private clinic in Bwaise, just north of Kampala’s humming business district, with a persistent cough, little appetite and a fever that, even after various treatments, just will not break. Zinda knows the symptoms usually add up to …Kampala
The number of complaints about improper behaviour in the British armed forces has trebled since 2012, according to a report by the military ombudsman.
The annual report, published on Tuesday, covers complaints made in 2014, mainly from members of the services.
Despite attempts to reduce bullying, the …Military
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. - The girl whose parents worked to pass legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota has died at age 8.
Katelyn Pauling had …Marijuana
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Medical marijuana in Florida continued on a slow and steady path to becoming legal in the Sunshine State. On Tuesday, the Senate …Marijuana
The president on Tuesday heeded the Afghan president’s request to maintain the U.S. military presence in that country.
The Obama administration changed course on its Afghanistan withdrawal plan on Tuesday, saying that it would keep the 9,800 U.S. troops—half of which it had planned to remove in …Afghanistan
Mar. 24, 2015 Certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria, researchers say. Researchers also found …Cancer
(Reuters Health) – - Some cancer patients would like more information on the health risks of their radiology tests, a new study found.
Most of the 30 patients questioned for the study said they looked online for information about the radiation hazards of tests like computed tomography (CT) scans, …Cancer
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as 18 months are being raped and left with horrific injuries in eastern Congo after being stolen from their homes at night, a charity said on Tuesday.
The children, many of them under five, have been treated at the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, South …Hospitals
NEW YORK — The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center - the nation's tallest building - will raise money for military veterans struggling …World Trade Center
Harrison Okagbue, a former Coach of the Cranes of Uganda, has advised the Super Eagles to expect a tough match in its friendly with the East Africans …Confederation of African Football
The Obama administration should be able to buy lawmakers a couple of weeks
The current doc-fix patch expires on March 31 and, as all the news coverage notes, if Congress doesn't act, doctors would face a 20 percent payment cut from Medicare.
But it's a little more complicated than that. The Obama …Government
(Photo: Katy Gabel/AllAfrica) NairobiThe schoolboy watched as a man tried to remove the nappy of a little girl he was dragging along a Nairobi …East Africa
It really takes a special kind of lowlife to stop a chaplain from ministering to the family and colleagues of a dead sailor.
But that’s exactly what happened last week at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C., according to attorneys representing Chaplain Wes Modder.
It’s become …Chaplain
As of this moment, the relationship between Syria and the United States is one that is quite complicate. Most of the strain in said relationship has …Military
Parents hold out for medical cannabis trial: Bethany Edwards plays at home with younger sister Lara. Photo: Brendan Esposito
On a bad day, …Marijuana
It’s estimated that at least 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves every year. Many are struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction.
Greg Miday was a promising young doctor with a prestigious oncology fellowship in St. Louis. He spoke conversational Spanish, volunteered with the homeless, and …Depression
London — Over the next 35 years, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis will kill 75 million people and could cost the global economy a cumulative $16.7 …News (South Africa)
The methadone programme in Scotland is "out of control", an expert has warned.
Prof Neil McKeganey, from the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, said "it is literally a black hole into which people are disappearing".
Data obtained by BBC Scotland shows pharmacists were paid £17.8m for dispensing nearly …Methadone
Oncologist Gabriel Romero performs hundreds of life-saving surgeries a year, but he no longer takes pleasure in his work.
That’s because he believes that many of the mastectomies he does on some of Venezuela’s poorest women wouldn’t be needed in a normally functioning country. Doctors say they are …Medicine