Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter says her grandfather’s health is worsening. Makaziwe Mandela told South Africa’s state broadcaster the former president continues to fight for his life at his home in Johannesburg, which has been transformed into an intensive care unit. Three months ago, Mandela was discharged from hospital.
In Sweden, 80 percent of people ride bikes, but only a third wear helmets. A new type of helmet is worn like a scarf, but activates an airbag when a cyclist is in a crash.
The ACLU is suing Roman Catholic bishops, saying they must allow Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.The bishops don’t run the hospitals day-to-day, but the ACLU says Catholic policies still dictate hospital policies and that religious directives against abortions endanger pregnant women. The case prompted by a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Michigan which didn’t inform a [...]
President Obama’s message when it comes to the Affordable Care Act is pretty simple: “We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president,” he said today at an event at the White House. The speech marked the start of a renewed public relations push by the White House designed to showcase the healthcare law’s benefits. [...]
By Sunday, Healthcare.gov was supposed to finally work. The government maintained that it did, “for the vast majority.” When CNN tried to log on, they were able to. But then they ran into what the network’s correspondent described as a “roadblock.”
A 34-year-old man fatally shot a man with Alzheimer’s who wandered more than six miles from his home in the cold in the pre-dawn hours and repeatedly rang the door bell of a house apparently looking for help. But police will not charge the gunman. They say the Georgia man and his fiance who were [...]
Are they safer? Even if they are, they may be a gateway to real cigarettes. That’s why New York’s City Council is contemplating prohibiting smoking e-cigarettes in public places. Smoking of “real” cigarettes in such areas is already prohibited.
You’d think with all the negative publicity surrounding Obamacare that most Americans have given up on the Affordable Care Act. But no. Not according to a new CNN/ORC International poll. Which finds that nearly 60% of Americans still hold the belief that it will eventually work. It also finds that 54% of Americans either support [...]
The Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments in March from a pair of businesses who don’t believe that they should have to cover birth control expenses for their employees. In response, the White House expressed confidence that the court will uphold the law’s requirement. The case marks the second time that the Affordable Care Act [...]