Global News Journal

from Photographers' Blog:

How did the Haiti earthquake affect you?

By AlertNet
January 10, 2011

Haitiblog

A year after the Haiti earthquake killed about 250,000 people and left more than a million homeless, a major multimedia documentary by Thomson Reuters Foundation takes viewers to the streets and tent cities of the shattered capital.

Quadriplegic in an age of austerity

October 17, 2010

Every time I write a story on European countries cutting public spending, I feel a frisson of panic. I can’t help but fear my health, lifestyle and liberty could be a casualty of the “age of austerity”.peter

Madeleine Albright pumps iron — and vouches for healthy lifestyle

September 24, 2010

CZECH/We knew she was tough — but this tough?

“I can leg press 450 pounds,” the former U.S. Secretary of State modestly told a panel on health in Mexico City on Friday.

Groundbreaking new cancer report?

May 7, 2010

chemplantThe President’s Cancer Panel has issued a new report saying that Americans are being bombarded — their words — with carcinogens.

U.S. public servants sacrifice cash prizes

March 11, 2010

President Barack Obama had to give up his $1.4 million Nobel Peace prize award, but at least he got to choose which charities would benefit — he named 10, with the largest share going to Fisher House, which houses families of wounded veterans while they receive treatment.

from Africa News blog:

Nigerian president on the way back?

January 12, 2010

Yar'AduaSo Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua has ended weeks of silence with comments on the BBC that he is getting better and hopes to be back home soon.

Swine flu vaccination finally starts

October 6, 2009

  Swine flu vaccination is under way in the US, although the CDC admits it is a bumpy start .

from Maggie Fox:

Swine flu update

September 7, 2009

WHO has given up on trying to keep any kind of precise count on swine flu, which is just about everywhere now. It's fairly mild but hardly anyone has any immunity, so it will infect far more people than seasonal flu does in an average year. That may mean more serious cases and more deaths than usual, just by virtue of sheer numbers.

from Maggie Fox:

Confusing news

September 7, 2009

Ok so we are not supposed to eat sugar any more and in fact all junk food is targeted.

U.S. cancer case the best? It is if you can pay for it…

July 22, 2009

Angela Kegler McDowell thought she was doing everything right.

A 38-year-old small business owner, she had bought her own personal health insurance and kept paying her premiums, even as they rose from $293 a month to $804 a month.