A shipment of genetically modified tomato juice designed to boost health benefits is on its way to the UK for testing.
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Saturday 15 August 2009
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.
Thursday 13 August 2009
Hardly a day goes by without someone recording another slide in President Obama's popularity or the man himself appearing somewhere on the stump. We are watching, though our transatlantic telescopes, the latest battle for US healthcare reform – battle being no exaggeration, given reports of public meetings that have descended into fistfights.
Monday 10 August 2009
Saturday 08 August 2009
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
Wednesday 05 August 2009
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.
Thursday 30 July 2009
Wednesday 29 July 2009
Organic food is no healthier than conventional food, according to the world's biggest research project into the issue.
Monday 27 July 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
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".
Friday 24 July 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
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.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Saturday 11 July 2009
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.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Monday 29 June 2009
Lindy Waldron developed ovarian cancer which was wrongly diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
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