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US Supreme Court to Consider Health Care Law Constitutionality

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal of a key provision in President Barack Obama’s health care law. The nation’s highest court said Monday it will consider legal arguments about whether most Americans should be required to buy health care insurance, or pay a fine if they fail to do so. A […]

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Obama Administration Suspends Part of Health Care Law

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health officials say they are suspending a program in President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, over concerns that it is not financially sound. The program would have provided home care for the elderly and disabled, but since its inclusion in the health care bill last year it has been targeted for repeal by […]

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War Crimes Suspect Mladic Hospitalized for Suspected Pneumonia

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, on trial for war crimes in The Hague, is being treated for what doctors suspect is pneumonia. A spokeswoman for the Hague-based international war crimes tribunal confirmed Tuesday the 69-year-old Mladic was given medical treatment in a hospital but would give no further details, citing patient confidentiality. She […]

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War Crimes Suspect Mladic Hospitalized With Suspected Pneumonia

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, on trial for war crimes in The Hague, has been hospitalized with what doctors suspect is pneumonia. His lawyer made the announcement Tuesday. Mladic is on trial for genocide and war crimes in the 1992-to-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has been accused of crimes against humanity, including planning […]

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Mladic Hospitalized with Suspected Pneumonia

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic has been hospitalized with what doctors suspect is pneumonia. His lawyer made the announcement Tuesday. Mladic is on trial for genocide and war crimes in the 1992-’95 war in Bosnia. He has been accused of crimes against humanity, including planning the death of 8,000 Muslim men and boys […]

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British Study: Suicides, Illnesses Rising in Greece

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A British study says Greece’s economic crisis is taking a huge toll on the country’s health, with an increase in suicides and risky behavior, and a decrease in the number of people seeking medical help. The study in The Lancet medical journal predicts a 52 percent rise in AIDS cases this year because of prostitution […]

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WHO Report: Treatment for Mentally Ill Extremely Inadequate

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report by the World Health Organization calls proper treatment of those suffering from mental illnesses extremely inadequate in some parts of the world. The report issued Monday, World Mental Health Day, says one in four people around the globe need mental health care at some point in their lives. But it says as […]

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Chavez Denies Rumors of Health Setback

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has gone on television to dismiss rumors about his health, a day after a newspaper reported he had been rushed to a hospital with kidney failure linked to his treatment for cancer. The televised images Thursday showed Mr. Chavez, wearing a baseball cap and a red top, tossing a softball on […]

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Chavez Denies Rumors of Health Setback

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is denying a newspaper report that he had been rushed to the hospital with kidney failure linked to his treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer. President Chavez issued the denial Thursday, one day after Miami-based Spanish-language newspaper El Nuevo Herald, citing anonymous sources, said the Venezuelan leader had been taken […]

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Chavez Denies “Rumors” of Worsening Condition

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:42 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is denying reports his health is in decline, countering an article in the U.S.-based EL Nuevo Herald saying he had been hospitalized. Mr. Chavez spoke by telephone to Venezuelan state television Thursday, urging people not to pay attention to what he said were rumors. He said he is working at “half-speed” […]

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