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Medicine

Computer glitch will benefit smokers under Obamacare
Older smokers are likely to benefit from Obama’s Affordable Care Act and could save about $4,500 a year on premiums, due to a computer glitch that limits the penalties insurers are allowed to charge.

09.07.2013 16:18

‘Everybody in Guantanamo has been tortured or abused’ - former detainee
“I was subjected to the sounds of a woman screaming, I was led to believe that my wife was being tortured,” Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee has shared with RT.

06.07.2013 00:56

Painkiller plague: 18 American women die every day from prescription drugs
Women in the US are dying from prescription drug overdose at record rates: a new study found that this death rate has increased five-fold in the last decade, and the CDC now calls this a growing public health epidemic.

03.07.2013 17:15

Thousands protest anti-abortion law in front of Texas Capitol
Thousands of pro-choice activists rallied in front of the Texas Capitol on Monday as the legislature reconvened to vote on new abortion legislation that would be among the most restrictive in the US.

01.07.2013 17:06

New Jersey hospital deports unconscious stroke victim
A US hospital deported an unconscious stroke victim after noticing that the patient was an undocumented immigrant from Poland. Polish health officials are furious that the man was “dumped on their doorstep” before the transfer was approved.

26.06.2013 17:05

Texas abortion bill aborted: Filibuster denies passage of hospital-closing law
The Texas Senate was at odds over an abortion bill demanding all hospitals in the state performing the operation be shut down. Senator Wendy Davis spent most of her day staging a filibuster. Later, the governor stated the bill came too late to pass.

26.06.2013 10:27

Legendary gunmaker Kalashnikov flown to Moscow for treatment
93-year-old Mikhail Kalashnikov has been flown to Moscow for hospital treatment on an Emergencies Ministry plane after being taken ill in his home city of Izhevsk. The iconic gunsmith is said to be in a serious condition.

23.06.2013 11:18

Genetic chains: Alarming new study of Monsanto feed on pigs
UK Environment officials praise GMO crops as ‘safer than conventional’ ones, but a recent study reveals more sobering evidence that the world urgently needs to ask fundamental safety questions about genetic engineering of the human food chain.

21.06.2013 12:11

‘Gitmo inmates won’t eat until they see cleared people leave’
The hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will continue until inmates see those cleared for release leave, Cori Crider, a lawyer working on several Guantanamo cases told RT. All of her clients, she says, object to being force-fed.

20.06.2013 23:21

Over 700 US doctors suspected of harmful excessive prescription practices – report
Questionable and potentially harmful prescriptions, costing the US government some $352 million, were prescribed for elderly and disabled patients by 736 general care physicians under the national insurance program Medicare, a new report revealed.

20.06.2013 08:19

‘Force-feeding Gitmo prisoners contradicts medical ethics’
Force-feeding people during a voluntary hunger strike is considered an abuse of the Hippocratic Oath, and medical personnel at Gitmo should not follow orders that violate their ethical principles, psychiatrist Terry Kupers told RT.

20.06.2013 02:50

Americans fatter than ever, obesity officially called a 'disease'
US obesity rates have reached a record high, and physicians have officially classified it as a “disease”, which will likely change the way doctors and health insurance providers treat the 28.9 percent of American adults who are severely overweight.

19.06.2013 18:42

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