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US Outlook: It has been a delight to see the good citizens of the UK getting all atwitter in defence of the National Health Service, in the face of so much bad-mouthing here in the US. If you can find an American, and disabuse them of the notion that the British government runs "death panels" that decide who gets life-saving treatment, that might help bring the healthcare debate here back into the realm of the real.

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Q. I have a six-month-old pug called Harry. I've had him since he was 10 weeks old and he's done the normal puppy things. But lately he's started to hump everything, mostly other dogs – male or female – voraciously and with no mercy! And now he's starting to chase other dogs for this purpose. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid I'm going to be banned from the park – help! Jocelyn, Wimbledon

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Health care legislation before the U.S. Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that would affect millions of women and recast federal policy on the divisive issue.

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US president Barack Obama quoted a new White House study suggesting that small businesses pay far more per employee for health insurance than big companies, said the disparity was "unsustainable" and "unacceptable".

Democrat senators deal blow to Obama's health revolution

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Obama tries to regain momentum in healthcare debate

President Barack Obama appealed to Americans on today to back his ambitious revamp of the US health care system, seeking to regain momentum amid growing worries among lawmakers over how to pay for it.

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The summer holiday season is in full swing, yet according to research from American Express, a quarter of holidaymakers will head off without travel insurance. With the cost of insurance for a week in Spain starting from less than £5, it could be an expensive mistake going without, particularly when medical bills can run into thousands of pounds.

Two mothers in three 'fear stares if they breastfeed'

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