Good, Bad, and Ugly

What did they ban?

August 25, 2010

British government mulls stopping addicts’ benefits

CHINA DRUGThe move reflects public concern over the effects of legal highs such as the drug methadone which was banned in April.

How hot was it?

August 11, 2010

Man dies in final of sauna championships

FINLAND-SAUNA/HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Russian man died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six minutes sweltering in temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius (230.00F), organizers said Sunday.

Asbestos banned?

June 15, 2010

EnPro unit files for bankruptcy over asbestos claims

NEWYORK-EXPLOSION/Asbestos, once widely used in manufacturing, has been banned by the U.S. government after it was proven to cause cancer, often in people who were exposed by breathing in asbestos particles.

Stating the obvious?

September 22, 2009

Uninsured Americans Hope Reform Brings Health Coverage

WITHOUT question the dumbest headline I’ve seen in my 65 years.

Now, if people where OPPOSED to getting free taxpayer provided health care, with no ellort on their part, THAT might be a headline. Stating the obvious is not a headline…….

A dry cough…

September 18, 2009

Your shower may be blasting you with germs: study

Mycobacterium avium is linked to pulmonary disease, causing symptoms such as a persistent drug cough, breathlessness and fatigue, and most often infects people with compromised immune system but can occasionally infect healthy people.

Where is the coverage?

September 16, 2009

Obama warns against scare tactics over healthcare

Protesters in Washington brandished American flags and home-made signs venting their anger at Obama and the Democrats who control both houses of the U.S. Congress, accusing them of pushing the country toward bankruptcy with reckless spending.

Russian alcohol deaths…

June 30, 2009

Alcohol kills over half of Russians in prime-study

MOSCOW, June 26 (Reuters) – Cheap and illicit alcohol kills more than half Russian men and women in their most productive years and the government must act urgently to reverse the trend, a study to be published in The Lancet at the weekend said.

Vaccine, or no vaccine?

April 29, 2009

World closer to swine flu pandemic

Worldwide, seasonal flu kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people in an average year but the new strain worries experts because it spreads rapidly between humans and there is vaccine for it.

Flu-like symptoms?

April 27, 2009

Swine flu epidemic fear grows, world on alert

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Governments around the world rushed on Sunday to check the spread of a new type of swine flu that has killed up to 81 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States.

Scary headline

April 25, 2009

Mexico shuts schools in capital in flu scar

Hello, I noticed an error today on the Reuters site, that made me stare at the article in confusion.